Creativity, interdisciplinary teamwork, cutting-edge design and IT underpin the diverse and innovative field of Mechanical Engineering. Our teaching and research relate to all aspects of the living world - anything that moves or has moving parts - and produces highly employable graduates.
A worldwide skill shortage means UC graduates readily secure highly paid work in a range of traditional and emerging fields - from machine design and product development, mechatronics, bioengineering, construction, and consultancy, to finding solutions for environmental and social problems, as well as entrepreneurship and innovation.
Our graduates are using their ingenuity and training to shape the future in multi-faceted, creative roles all over the world - where could Mechanical Engineering take you?
Our students have access to world-class teaching and facilities, and valuable industry connections.
Our staff and students work closely with industry. Get your R&D projects off the ground with UC.
Our postgraduates contribute to well-resourced, cutting-edge research projects and courses, and benefit from creative collaborations with our expert staff. Explore your options.
With new, custom-built departmental workshops and buildings opening in 2017, we operate a range of world-class laboratories and research facilities. Make a booking.
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