BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Why choose this course?

Our Mechanical Engineering graduates can look forward to excellent future prospects. Offering high-quality teaching and plenty of practical experience –plus an ideal location in the high-tech city of Derby – the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering will give you the edge in your career.

  • Gain a head start on the route to becoming a Chartered Engineer: this degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council so it partially meets the academic requirement for CEng registration
  • Enjoy invaluable professional insights by taking an optional industrial year between stages two and three of your studies
  • Develop hands-on skills in solving real-world engineering problems
  • Challenge yourself with exciting extra-curricular projects such as the Shell Eco-marathon and the British Model Flying Association Payload Challenge
  • Broaden your perspectives through industrial visits and guest lectures by leading professionals
  • Learn from our expert team of academic staff who have extensive industrial experience of engineering
  • Enhance your employability – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016.)


Student working in the mechanical engineering workshop at Markeaton Street

If you have the potential and ambition to study with us, but feel you’re not quite ready to join the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering right now, why not consider taking this course with a foundation year?

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