Undergraduate courses

With exciting developments such as sustainable buildings, clean energy, electric and automatic transport, engineering will give you the ability to be innovative, creative, flexible and at the forefront of future developments.

An innovative city

Derby is one of the cities where the industrial revolution was born. This innovation has stayed in the area as it's home to a collection of expert engineering companies like Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota. Our connections to the industry are evident in our placement opportunities, industry visits and research.

The UK Government has set out a ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution which will create and support 250,000 British jobs. With engineering at the heart of these roles, the future looks bright for those who have the required skills sets. Our courses will prepare you for jobs within your chosen industry whether it’s in energy, transport, nature or innovative technologies.

The University of Derby is currently working on the DUST project which is focusing on the transition of Derby's urban landscape towards a more environmentally sustainable future. The three-year project will lay the groundwork for the long-term development of Derby city and surrounding areas, addressing issues of climate change, human and natural habitat management, sustainable mobility and transport, and integrated connectivity that enhances the lived experience of the citizens of Derby.

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Why study at Derby?

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What our Engineering graduates do

Our extensive range of courses teamed with expert teaching and professionally recognised qualifications will give you the stepping stone to a successful career.

Our graduates have started careers in:

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My time at University has exposed me to new opportunities and environments, such as access to advanced research and technology facilities, hands-on experience in my chosen subject, and the chance to enhance and develop my creativity, initiative and persona.

Maria Beatriz Trad
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering student
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Environment and Sustainability News

We're in the fortunate position of having a wealth of expertise and knowledge to help tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. Take a look at examples of how we are responding to the climate emergency.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Make it Real
at Derby

Our students, graduates and staff are people just like you. And they are making an impact in our region and around the world by using their knowledge and skills to drive innovation and change. You can be part of that story. We can make it real for you.

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