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Course overview

Mechanical engineering is the broadest engineering discipline, and this wide and exciting field of investigation can be applied to a diverse range of areas.

Our course will provide you with theoretical and practical skills, enabling you to translate science into real-world solutions, with an applied focus on computer-aided engineering, design and sustainability.

Our MEng degree will provide a balance of theoretical and practical skills to solve real industrial problems. The course will enable you to apply your engineering and scientific knowledge to a realistic and substantial team project, as well as providing the option to follow a module based on your chosen specialisation.

  • Thornton Science Park
UCAS Code
H300
Duration
3 Years

Why Study Mechanical Engineering with us?

Mechanical engineers are in demand across a vast range of industries, and our course will give you the broad range of modern engineering skills that are in demand by cutting-edge industries.

Our research-active staff and purpose-built laboratories will provide you with the learning support and research-informed teaching to develop a firm grounding in engineering.

Our links with industry and commerce – some of which are on site – may provide you with an opportunity for practical work experience. Another aspect of our course is flexibility, as you can delay your final decision about which engineering discipline you want to specialise in until your second year of study.

Thornton Science Park

Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is based at Thornton Science Park just outside Chester. Formerly the site of the Shell Technology, Exploration and Research Centre, the campus continues the legacy of innovation in science and engineering in the North West.

The 66-acre site features purpose-built laboratories and industrial facilities to provide the best practical experience and learning opportunities. There are up-to-date computer facilities featuring fully licensed engineering, design and development software, Windows and Mac computer suites, a dedicated Games Zone and the on-site Sutton library.

Outside of lectures and practical sessions, you can make use of a variety of recreational spaces including a coffee bar and restaurant, fitness centre and all-weather pitch. A free shuttle bus is provided to transport students to and from Parkgate Road Campus, Chester.

Thornton is a working science park with a number of science and technology-based companies located on site, so students have the opportunity to gain a first-hand insight into working in a professional and career-focused environment.

Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Open Days 2017

Visit us at an undergraduate Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

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Open Days 2017

Visit us at an Open Day and find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 14th October
  • Saturday 28th October

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 21st October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 21st October
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