Course overview Mechanical and Design Engineering MEng (Hons)
This course is subject to approval.
This accredited integrated master’s covers mechanical, computational and sustainable life-cycle engineering in this high-tech field.
Over four years, students develop professional engineering skills, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions to future mechanical engineering systems.
Individual and group engineering design projects demonstrate students’ expertise to future employers. Whilst a fourth year, at master’s level, it helps to transition from study to professional practice.
- Benefit from strong links to industry and exceptional industry involvement in the degree programme. Profit 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 high-speed tunnel belonging to the UK National Wind Tunnel Facility initiative.
- Work with modern state-of-the art experimental equipment and high-performance computational fluid solvers, both being developed at City and supported by world-experts in those fields.
- Enjoy easy access to our central London location and benefit from the links to our international aviation program, with City being the hub for key national and international industries.
- Boost employability within an optional placement year, or placement split over two summer periods, which offers first-hand experience in professional industry.
Our current Mechanical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Aeronautical Society providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status. We have every expectation that these degrees will similarly receive full accreditation.
You will develop a strong technical background in the key mechanical and design engineering subjects, material and manufacturing, thermo-fluids, structural dynamics, electronics control and heat transfer. Management studies and sustainable life-cycle engineering skills are also integral parts of the course.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, materials and manufacturing, thermo-fluids electronics and computing, with our largely shared engineering first year.
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)
Grow knowledge in Mechanical and Design with modules including fluid mechanics and thermodynamics, structures and materials, mechatronics and systems, data processing and analysis. Understand 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 expertise with applied modules in analysis and design of mechanical engineering systems, through life engineering, heat and mass transfer and control engineering. Apply the knowledge gained to real life 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)
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a major integrated design project supported by our industry partners and individual research work. This is complemented by advanced modules in computational simulation techniques and experimental methods, energy infrastructure and sustainability and advanced heat transfer. You will also select two optional modules.
Design project group (30 credits)
Mechanical Engineering practice in society (15 credits)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (15 credits)
Energy, Infrastructure and Sustainability (15 credits)
Advanced Heat Transfer (15 credits)
Electric and Hybrid Vehicles (15 credits)
Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits)
Advanced Manufacturing (15 credits)
Composite Assembly and Joining (15 credits)
Acoustics and Advanced Vibrations (15 credits)
Gas Turbine Engineering (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
Acoustics and Vibrations (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
To be confirmed.
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.
Career prospects are excellent and build on City’s outstanding reputation of educating engineers to degree level for a century and more. Our mechanical and design engineering graduates are equipped with the skills demanded not only for the present but the future, and we are proud of the success they enjoy at the forefront of their profession, working in the UK and across the world.
Our graduates shall get opportunities to work as a design and development engineer, or a mechanical engineering systems integrator, or a mechanical or design engineer. Aerospace, automotive, consumer appliances, defence, manufacturing, or renewable energy sectors are few sectors that will welcome our engineers.
If you want to become a Chartered Engineer – enjoying enhanced job prospects and earning potential – an integrated MEng offers the most direct route to achieving CEng status.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
This course is subject to approval.
This course is not currently open for applications. When the course opens, 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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