Mechanical and Design Engineering BEng (Hons) Course overview
This course offers you a high level of knowledge and skills in mechanical, computational and sustainable life-cycle engineering.
We will build your professional engineering skills to focus on the sustainable and creative solutions required by mechanical engineering systems.
Individual and group engineering design projects will help to demonstrate your knowledge and skills to future employers.
- Benefit from our strong connections to industry through guest lectures and projects designed by high profile engineers
- Gain from City's vision of sustainable engineering, a fundamental aspect in future mechanical and design engineering
- Study in world-leading test facilities including our thermo-fluid laboratories, engine test beds and low-turbulence wind-tunnel, and a high-speed tunnel belonging to the UK National Wind Tunnel Facility initiative
- Work with state-of-the art experimental equipment and high-performance computational fluid solvers, both being developed at City
- Study in world-leading research facilities where new engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry
- Enjoy links to our international aviation program
- Boost your employability with an optional industry placement year, or placement split over two summer periods.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop a broad background in engineering subjects and concepts, before building a specialism in mechanical and design engineering subjects. These will include material and manufacturing, thermo-fluids, structural dynamics, and heat transfer.
The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.
Our largely shared first year gives you a foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, materials and manufacturing, thermo-fluids, electronics and computing.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
Introduction to programming (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Begin to specialise with modules including fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, structures and materials, mechatronics and systems. Learn how mechanical and design engineering is part of the circular economy.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Structures and Materials (15 credits)
Thermodynamics (15 credits)
Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
Deepen your expertise with applied modules in the analysis and design of mechanical engineering systems, through-life engineering, heat and mass transfer, and control engineering. You will apply real-world problems through an engineering research or design project.
Individual project (30 credits)
Mechanical Engineering in the society (15 credits)
Structural Analysis and FEM (15 credits)
Engineering Design (CAD-CAM) (15 credits)
Mass, Momentum and Heat Transfer (15 credits)
Through Life Engineering (15 credits)
Control Engineering (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
The course is led by academic staff from our active Research Centres, supported by specialist professionals from industry. The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, group design exercises, laboratory classes and engineering workshops. Learning involves a combination of theoretical, experimental and computational study.
Our approach is to encourage critical thinking and foster curiosity through both teamwork and independent study. The design exercises provide the opportunity for students to be engaged in cross-disciplinary challenges, preparing the way for tackling larger problems that span traditional engineering boundaries.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
As a Mechanical and Design Engineering graduate, you will be equipped with a highly valued blend of skills and knowledge.
Your career prospects will be elevated by City's outstanding global reputation for engineering, built over more than a century.
Our graduates have found work as design and development engineers, mechanical engineering systems integrators, and mechanical design engineers. They have been employed by global companies across sectors including aerospace, automotive, defence, manufacturing, and renewable energy.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
You can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form. The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.
Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.
UCAS has implemented an 'invisibility of choices' policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.
You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
Your application for entry in September 2023 should arrive at UCAS between September 2022 and 25th January 2023. Applications that arrive after 25th January 2023 will be considered only at City's discretion.
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