Reasons to study Mechanical Engineering at De Montfort University:
- Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
ensuring you will benefit from the highest quality teaching, and graduate with a recognised qualification
- Enjoy access to state-of-the-art facilities
including a dedicated, open plan mechanical laboratory designed for the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics, a purpose-built engine-test facility and a dedicated CAD design suite
- Industry placement opportunity
you can chose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further
- Academic and research expertise
teaching staff are actively involved in research areas including; combustion modelling and energy conversion, computational theology and surface engineering
- Excellent graduate prospects
our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of specialist roles in diverse industries, including;: automotion and robotics, machine vision, manufacturing, automotive and aerospace, consumer products, materials processing, energy and power
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
students have the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons
The course includes a number of advanced modules in core subject areas. These are supported by modules in business and electromechanics, providing you with an insight into the engineering business environment and broadening your understanding of other engineering disciplines.
You will gain an understanding of the methodology used in research and an awareness of the numerical techniques underpinning the tools employed in mechanical and thermal analysis.
Structure and assessment
- Individual project
- Study Skills and Research Methods
- Digital Manufacturing
- The Business Environment
- Advanced Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
- Resource Efficient Design (RED)
- Nonlinear Dynamic and Control
- Systems Operations Management
- Advanced Composite Materials
- Leadership and Management
- Advanced Solid Mechanics
- Computer Aided Design and FE analysis.
Facilities and features
The main mechanical lab is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs.
There is a purpose built engine testing facility with full instrumentation to measure engine performance and emissions. This facility is normally used by our final year engineering and research students. Typical student projects include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.
An additional CAD design suite shared with the Mechanical and Design programmes provides access to computing facilities with specialist CAD design tools such as ProEngineer Creo2, Solidworks, Autodesk Multiphysics Simulation software
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Graduates enjoy exciting career opportunities from a wide range of industries. These include robotics and automation, machine vision, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, consumer products, material processing, energy, and power. They are likely to be employed as engineers, senior engineers and project leaders or managers for roles in design and development, research and development, manufacturing, product development, or any engineering role where understanding mechanical issues with insights is vital. You will also be prepared to undertake PhD study