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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.

Start Date
September, 2017
  • Thornton Science Park
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

By studying at Thornton Science Park, you'll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year.

Formerly the Shell Technology Centre, Thornton Science Park remains at the forefront of scientific research and development. With some of the most cutting-edge learning spaces available, it takes the lead in education innovation across the county.

As a student studying at Thornton, you’ll have access to a range of high-quality industry standard facilities, including modern purpose-built laboratories; professional engineering software; computer programming languages and authoring tools; a specialist science and engineering library; licensed design and development software, and Windows and Mac computer suites. As Thornton operates as a working science park, you’ll find a variety of science and technology-based companies on-site, giving you plenty of opportunities to gain valuable industry experience as you study.

And if that’s not enough, by studying at Thornton Science Park you’ll be guaranteed student accommodation on, or close to, our residential Parkgate Road Campus during your first year. With a free shuttle bus in place to transport you between campuses, and a variety of recreational facilities available, such as the café and restaurant, fitness centre, all-weather pitch and game zone, your Thornton experience will not only be rewarding, but enjoyable too. 

Life in 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.

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