This course will provide you with the necessary skills you will need to work effectively in a modern manufacturing engineering environment.
Sunderland has been an excellent place to study engineering and technical subjects for over 100 years. We’ve built up strong links with industry, including regional manufacturing giants such as Nissan, and teaching at Sunderland reflects their requirements.
Teaching is also enriched by research into areas such as automotive mechatronics, manufacturing systems and advanced maintenance. This course will provide you with a good range of engineering skills and knowledge in manufacturing engineering and management as well as both the mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines.
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- 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- World-leading’ research in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, according to the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF)
- Past Engineering students have secured paid placements with Jaguar, Nissan, GlaxoSmithKline, Assystem, Cummins Engines, Delphi Powertrain Systems and Tata Steel
- According to the National Student Survey 2018, our Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering courses are ranked 3rd in the UK for Assessment and feedback and Academic support, 5th for Organisation and management, 9th for The teaching on my course and Overall satisfaction, and are in the top 25% for Learning resources and Student voice
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, group work and e-learning. We encourage you to develop independent study skills. You will also have opportunities to present ideas to other students and develop concepts within groups.
As well as assessments that count towards your degree, there are also on-going assessments for feedback and consolidating your learning. Assessment methods include exams, multiple-choice tests and projects.
You will be based at the David Goldman Informatics Centre. Our specialist labs include:
• Product Development Lab
• Electronics Lab
• Automation Lab
• Project Lab
• Material Characterisation Lab
• Formulation Lab
• Thermofluids Lab
• Mechanical Engineering Lab
You will have access to a range of industry leading technologies at the Industry Centre, the home of the Institute of Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice as well as access to industrial standard software to help prepare you for a future career in a digital context.
Graduates from this course can go on to jobs in the automotive, materials, food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, among many others. More generally, you will be equipped to take up a wide range of roles throughout the engineering and manufacturing sectors.
Sunderland has a good reputation with employers. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for companies such as McLaren Automotive, General Motors, Jaguar, Perkins Engines and Parametrics Technology. Other graduates conduct research within major automotive manufacturers such as Ford, Vauxhall and Nissan.
To further enhance employability we encourage you to apply for a 48-week placement where available between your second and final year. Placements are subject to availability and interviews are required. They are usually paid, with past students having earned an average salary of £14,000-£18,000 a year depending on location.
Placements are an excellent opportunity to put your learning into practice and understand the context for your new knowledge. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable for future job offers.
Examples of companies that have offered placements to our students include:
- Cummins Engines
- Delphi Powertrain Systems
- Tata Steel