What will I learn?

Overview

Maximise your employment opportunities on this course, which responds to the UK engineering skills gap and the global demand for multiskilled engineers by providing industry-relevant content, placement opportunities and input from research-active teaching staff. This means our graduates are equipped to work at the forefront of this exciting industry in roles responsible for designing and developing the world around us.

You will grow your skills across core engineering disciplines by studying modules such as Advanced Solid Mechanics and Advanced Thermodynamics, and by choosing from a range of optional modules, including Resource Efficient Design, Robotics and Digital Manufacturing. You will be supported by our academics and technicians with your individual project, a substantial piece of work focused on your specific research interests.

In addition, you will learn about the environmental impact of human activities and energy consumption, as well as the role of the mechanical engineer in seeking solutions to the immediate needs of society. The course builds your transferable skills by giving you an insight into the engineering business environment and by broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.

Key features

  • Accredited by the IET, which ensures you will develop the appropriate skills and knowledge for an engineering career and professional registration.
  • Learn from research-active teaching staff who are involved in research areas including combustion modelling and energy conversion, computational theology and surface engineering.
  • Develop your practical skills in our facilities, which include laboratories for the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics with control, an energy laboratory for thermodynamics, and mechanical workshops fitted with computer numerical control machine tools.
  • Meet like-minded people and get hands-on engineering experience by joining our student societies, including DMU Racing, where students design and build a car to race at Silverstone.
  • Boost your career prospects through an optional one-year placement where you can gain industrial experience in your area of interest. Previous Engineering students have undertaken placements with companies including, Caterpillar and Network Rail.
  • Prepare for a career in a wide range of industries including robotics and automation, machine vision, consumer products and manufacturing. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a doctorate degree and a career in research.

Graduate careers

Our graduates are working as engineers in design, development, research and manufacturing roles for companies including BMW, Siemens and Ricardo.

Mechanical Engineering MSc student Yogesh Ramanathapuram Nagarajan’s research into whether 3D printers can be used to create strong enough composite materials to make planes, cars and military armours has been so impressive it was published in a prestigious international journal.

Which department am I in?

De Montfort University

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (US$ 22,016) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

De Montfort University

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
£16,100.00 (US$ 22,016) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Start date

January 2022

Venue

De Montfort University

The Gateway,

Leicester,

Leicestershire,

LE1 9BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a Bachelor’s degree with GPA 2.8 for courses requiring a 2:2 classification, and GPA 3.2 for courses requiring a 2:1 classification. Some courses have additional entry criteria such as a portfolio, work experience or require you to have a degree in a related field. IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

For international students

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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