Mechanical engineers are involved in the design and development of almost everything we use - from nanotechnology to healthcare equipment to planes, windfarms and even spacecraft. The skills you will learn are highly sought after by employers. By studying mechanical engineering you can look forward to good job prospects and a varied and fulfilling career.
Hull has an excellent reputation for teaching Mechanical Engineering. We’re ranked #3 in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.
This programme shares a common first year with the other engineering subjects in the Department of Engineering, making it possible for you to switch between degrees at the end of the first year if you want to choose a different pathway.
The first year programme gives you the core theoretical and practical skills you’ll need throughout your time at university and beyond. CAD, programming and control and thermo fluids are just a few of the areas you’ll cover. The mathematics module is specifically geared towards engineering applications.
Transferable skills - teamwork, problem solving, presentations skills and report writing - are embedded in the programme. The modules you’ll study encourage project-based learning and you’ll get the chance to manufacture and test your concepts. You’ll also take part in Global Challenge, where you’ll work in a team to tackle a design and build project.
We treat you as a trainee engineer, so that by the time you graduate you’ll have gained a broad knowledge base and innovative problem-solving skills which you can then apply to a range of industries: automotive, aerospace, energy and medical devices, to name just a few.
Many of our students take the opportunity to spend a year in industry as part of their degree, gaining valuable experience and contacts which will help them in their careers. You could be working for some of the biggest employers in the country. Companies such as RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser), Airbus, Virgin Media, IBM, BMW Group, Siemens, Microsoft and Smith & Nephew.
But it’s not all study and work - there are lots of extra-curricular activities for you to get involved with as well. Become part of our Formula Student team and you could be building a single seater racing car and competing against other students at Silverstone. There’s a robotics society and you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art FabLab, packed with 3D printers on which to build you prototypes.
Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Accreditation shows employers you have studied on a programme that meets globally recognised standards for engineering graduates - and puts you on the pathway to Chartered Engineer status.
We are currently in the process of becoming accredited by the Women in Engineering Society, which will bring even more opportunities to network and meet and learn from experts beyond the university.