Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Join one of the most highly-skilled workforces in the UK by studying a mechanical or manufacturing engineering degree in Derby.

With world-leading engineering companies like Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Alstom and JCB on our doorstep, you’ll be studying at the heart of the engineering industry at Derby.

You’ll benefit from the strong relationships we have developed with these companies and the relevant professional bodies. Commercial partners also set live projects, which will give you fantastic hands-on experience alongside your studies. 

Top20for student experience, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering subject areaThe Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2024
Top10for satisfaction with teachingMechanical Engineering subject area, The Guardian University Guide 2024
Top15for assessment and feedbackBEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, National Student Survey 2024
100%of students agreed that staff made the subject engagingBEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering - National Student Survey 2024
97%of students were satisfied with academic supportBEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering - National Student Survey 2024
95%of students were satisfied with teaching on the courseBEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering - National Student Survey 2024
Dr Sabuj Mallik, Head of Discipline of Engineering

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The workshops at Markeaton street include a motorsport workshop, mechanical and manufacturing engineering workshop, wood workshop, metal workshop and crafts workshop.

Explore our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering facilities

What our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering graduates do

Our expert teaching and professionally recognised qualifications will give you a great start in your future career.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

You could also go on to study our MSc Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering postgraduate degree and work towards becoming a Chartered Engineer.

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Engineering challenge leads to placement success

Aspiring Mechatronics Engineer Anselm is delighted to have secured a full-time paid placement with Alstom, a global train maker who design and build trains in Derby at the UK's largest train factory.

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Marzena Pawlik in the Engineering workshops

From undergraduate to academic: Marzena's Derby journey

Marzena's passion for Mechanical Engineering took her straight from her undergraduate degree to a PhD and then to a post-doctoral position to continue her research. She has recently gained a full-time lecturer position here at Derby and is excited to pass on her knowledge to current students.

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Sorria Douglas working with computer aided design software

Sorria is a first-class engineering pioneer

Mechanical Engineering graduate Sorria Douglas is getting used to firsts. She achieved a first-class honours degree with us and she is now a Design Engineer with Nottingham-based L.A.C. Conveyors & Automation, the first female engineer at the company.

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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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Student Showcase 2022

We're showcasing the work of some of our talented Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering students to celebrate their achievements over the 2021-22 academic year.

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Student stories

Our students and graduates 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. Let our students and graduates tell you theirs.

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