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.

Our Mechanical Engineering courses have been ranked in the Top 20 in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and with world-leading engineering companies like Rolls-Royce, Toyota, Bombardier 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 handson experience alongside your studies. 

"I like the fact that I was able to study such a range of modules during my first two years"

“My highlights of the course have been taking part in the Shell Eco-marathon with the University team and my placement year at EPM Technology, where I worked with Formula 1 teams and other  prestigious companies. Through direct  exposure to industry I gained first-hand knowledge, putting me a step ahead in terms of employability.”


Why you should study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby

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Student on placement at EPM Technology
Student working in the materials lab
Female student working with the wind tunnel

From Motorsport Engineering student to racing driver.

Kaushick Raja Mohan’s goal was to get behind a wheel of a racing car. He was able to achieve that goal with the help of our Motorsport Engineering degree.

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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.

Virtual tour of the Engineering workshops at Markeaton Street

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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Book your Open Day

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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