Mechanical Engineering MEng

Whether you study for the BEng or the MEng, your Mechanical Engineering degree will emphasise how mechanical engineering has been transformed by the use of powerful computer-aided design, prototyping and manufacturing tools and by the use of modern materials such as composites.

Engineers are innovators who bring about change through their ingenuity, experience and curiosity to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world. Their work is central to thriving economies and competitive industries. It is equally important in developing countries where engineers provide appropriate technologies during difficult times of change.

Course details

New biomedical technologies. More effective pollution control systems. Mechanical engineering projects are evolving by the day. This degree will help you stay ahead of the curve, while also setting you up to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

University of Leicester

Course overview

Professional engineers have a high degree of specialist knowledge but increasingly they use a broad approach to problem solving across a range of engineering disciplines. This is coupled with an awareness of environmental, social, legal, economic and regulatory aspects of the problem at hand.

Successful engineers must be able to analyse and solve complex problems in the industrial context, communicate ideas to others and work effectively in teams and exercise leadership skills. This is why all our Engineering degrees include a selection of management content or specialised modules throughout. Topics covered include business finance, project planning and management, intellectual property, health and safety, motivation theory, marketing, total quality management, ethics and professionalism.


Entry requirements

A/AS-levels: ABB including Maths and Physics. Other Physical Science subjects may be considered. Two AS-levels considered in place of one A-level. General Studies accepted.

EPQ with A-levels: BBB + EPQ at grade B. A-level subjects to include Maths and a Physical Science at grade B.

GCSEs: Grade C/4 in English Language.

BTEC Nationals: DDD in Engineering including Further Maths at Distinction. If you don’t have A-level Maths you will need to take an additional Maths assessment test – please contact Admissions.


Our Mechanical Engineering degrees offer excellent preparation for industrial employment. Practical lab work puts theory into practice, and design work teaches you skills in Computer Aided Design using industry standard software. Individual projects allow you to specialise in an area you find fascinating, enhancing your knowledge and exposing you to methods used widely in industry. Your project work may also include output from an industrial partner.


At the very beginning of your course you’ll take the short, non-credit bearing Academic and Study Skills.

  • Sustainable Engineering Design
  • Digital Electronics and Communications
  • Engineering Mathematics with programming 1
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Principal of Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Mathematics with programming 2
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Integrated Engineering Design*
  • Engineering Experimentation and Analysis*
  • System Dynamics and Control*
  • Materials and Structures
  • Dynamics and Thermofluids
  • Materials Processing
  • Applied Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Management
  • Finite Element Analysis and Design
  • Heat Transfer and Energy Systems
  • State Variable Control


Plus two option modules

  • Tribology in Engineering Design*
  • Rigid Body and Structural Dynamics*
  • Digital Control and Actuators
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures