This MEng Mechanical Engineering offers an integrated route that combines undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study over 4 years. The course offers in-depth technical training required to practice as a mechanical engineer.

8 reasons to study here

  1. No. 1: London modern uni overall for Mechanical Engineering (Guardian League Table 2018).
  2. Career progression: Extends studies to Masters level and provides greater breadth and depth of study which is the quickest and easiest way to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  3. Future proof: The role of the Mechanical Engineer is one of the most diverse of all engineering disciplines, with employment opportunities available across many sector.
  4. Stand-out facilities: Make use of our virtual engineering lab and 3D printing.
  5. European study: You can choose to spend your third year studying with our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, in Germany.
  6. Work experience:Option to complete your third year in a paid professional work placement.
  7. Top 3 in London for career prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Guardian 2019).
  8. No. 1 London modern uni for graduate prospects in Mechanical Engineering (Complete University Guide 2019).No.1 amongst London competitors for overall satisfaction and learning opportunities in Mechanical, Production and Manufacturing Engineering (National Student Survey 2018).

This degree course covers

As a MEng degree programme, this course encourages you to acquire a deeper understanding of the essential facts, concepts, theories and principles of mechanical engineering and its underpinning science and mathematics. This course covers:

  • mathematics
  • the fluids and dynamics
  • design and practice
  • solid mechanics
  • electrical engineering
  • materials
  • modeling

You can apply for undergraduate student funding for this course, making it a great opportunity to gain a postgraduate level qualification without the financial pressures normally associated with the further study.

This course is subject to validation and content may change.

Key course information - ordered by mode

Mode Duration Start Date Location
Full-time 4 years September Southwark Campus
Part-time 5 years September Southwark Campus
Sandwich 5.5 years September Southwark Campus


Year 1

  • Engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Introduction to mechanical engineering
  • Thermofluids and Dynamics
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering
  • Design and Practice
  • Engineering Computing

Year 2

  • Advanced engineering mathematics and modeling
  • Engineering design
  • Solid mechanics and FEA
  • Dynamics and control
  • Thermofluids and sustainable energy
  • Machine drives and mechatronics

Year 3

  • Optional placement year

Year 4

  • Manufacturing systems and materials technologies
  • Dynamics and systems modeling
  • Innovation and enterprise
  • Thermofluids and turbomachinery
  • Individual project

Year 5

  • Group project
  • Technical research and professional skills
  • Electromechanical systems and manufacturing technology
  • Energy, the environment, and product life-cycle
  • Engineering design, analysis, and manufacture
  • Supply chain engineering and operational management
  • Advanced thermofluids and energy analysis
  • Advanced solid mechanics and dynamics

All modules are assessed by a mix of coursework and examinations and group learning and teamwork is assessed by group studies, reports and presentations.


Mechanical engineers are deployed in a wide range of industrial sectors, such as power, construction, manufacturing, and health. It is this broad range of employment opportunities that make a degree in mechanical engineering so attractive to students. The types of projects that you may work on as a mechanical engineer are varied. Consequently, there is bound to be something new which captivates, motivates and inspires you, both in your studies and your future career.

As a graduate, you'll have a number of practical key skills that will make you an attractive prospect to employers, such as, the ability to complete analytical investigative work, laboratory and workshop techniques and safe practice, and experience working independently or as part of a team.

Chartered engineer status

Chartered Engineers typically earn more than their colleagues, and our degree prepares you academically for registration. This course has been designed in accordance with IMechE's guidelines to ensure that our graduates are enthusiastic, articulate and motivated, as well as being recognised internationally as highly competent engineering graduates who are aware of their obligations and committed to lifelong learning – qualities that employers will immediately attribute to you upon seeing that you studied at LSBU.

Graduate success stories

Those who have sought immediate employment have gone into roles within research and development, design, manufacture, testing, and installation. Some of the companies employing graduates from this course are Rolls-Royce, KBR, EDF, amongst others.

The majority of our part-time students are working in industry while they study – and most have benefited from major career advances by the time they graduate.

What to expect from your career

With such a varied list of career prospects, you can be sure that life as a Mechanical Engineer will never be dull. The kinds of projects involved will depend on the sector you choose to work in. You could find yourself designing a mechanical heart to prolong human life or be asked to improve the production process on an oil refinery. It really is that diverse.

Mechanical Engineers work on projects from the initial brief through to the final manufacture and implementation. They generally work as part of a team of engineers from other disciplines. You'll be involved in the early planning of a project, testing and evaluating theories and working with others to solve complex problems, as well as ensuring that your solutions can be made again reliably, and will work efficiently in the environment it is destined to be operated in.

Employability Service

We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.


In the third year, you'll have the opportunity of working on an industrial placement, where you can start to put your newly acquired skills into practice. This is a great opportunity to understand the way that the industry functions and to gain an appreciation of the priorities in the commercial environment. Many students get their first job offers through this training year.

European placement opportunity

The European Studies endorsement is available on all our MEng courses. If you choose to complete a sandwich year abroad you will study German at our partner institution, Hochschule Bremen, and then complete the year with an industrial placement in Germany.


Our students learn in an environment that is highly in tune with leading technologies. They gain the knowledge and training needed to meet future demands for products and services in electrical, electronics, mechanical, telecommunications, product design, the internet and computer engineering fields.

Well-placed and considered investment means our students' access up-to-date and large-scale workshops, laboratories and design studios. Through hands-on engineering experience, students learn how to test, measure, design and produce their own prototypes, bringing their ideas off the computer screen and into 3D full-size models.

Virtual Engineering lab

Our virtual engineering laboratory allows engineering students to walk around their designs and view them in 3-D, as well as experiment and improve on them in real-time.

Teaching and learning

You'll learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work. Taking on both group and individual projects, we assess your work through a mixture of coursework and exams, with project and laboratory work counting towards your final award.

We also teach you the life skills of effective communication, problem-solving, project planning and team working that will set you apart and give you the best chance of getting the job you want after you graduate.

Design-make-test project work

The amount of project-based learning that you'll do on an engineering degree varies from university to university. At LSBU we offer 'design-make-test' projects throughout the degree course rather than concentrating them all on your final year. This means that you'll adapt theoretical principles to solving real-world engineering problems very early on in your university career.

This experience of delivering innovation makes you attractive to employers. Innovation is at the very heart of what an engineer does on a day-to-day basis. Engineers look for practical ways of making things better, more efficient, cheaper, safer, stronger, more resilient, quicker, more integrated and more effective. Our engineering courses will teach you first-hand how to develop these crucial skills and traits.

Prepared for modern engineering practice

In reality, most engineers will find themselves working side-by-side in multi-disciplinary project teams. One of the greatest professional assets that you can have is the ability to function well in this team set-up. That's why some of our modules are shared across all our engineering courses.

These modules are about understanding the commercial priorities that shape engineering practice and problem-solving. Guest lecturers from world-renowned companies, such as Rolls Royce, have lectured on these modules

Personal Tutoring

As an Engineering student, you will be allocated a named tutor during your first three weeks at LSBU. The role of your tutor is to be your primary contact for academic and professional development support.

Your tutor will support you to get the most of your time at LSBU, providing advice and signposting to other sources of support in the University.
They should be the first person at the university that you speak to if you are having any difficulties that are affecting your work. These could be academic, financial, health-related or another type of problem.

You will have appointments with your personal tutor at least twice a semester. Some meetings will be one-to-one and others will be in small groups. You can contact your tutor for additional support by email or in person.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level AAB or;
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD or;
  • Access to HE qualifications with 39 Distinctions and 6 Merits including 3 Distinctions in Maths and 9 Merits in Physics or;
  • Equivalent level 3 qualifications worth 144 UCAS points
  • Level 3 qualifications must include Maths or Physical Science
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Academic Technology Approval Scheme

If you are a non-EU/EEA national, you may need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for clearance from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) in order to study this course. This is a requirement for enrolment at the University or for obtaining a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) if you need to make a Tier 4 General visa application. Please note, an ATAS certificate is not needed for you to submit an application for a course at LSBU and to receive an offer.

You can find more information about whether you will require this via the FCO website and in our MyLSBU guide to the Academic Technology Approval Scheme.

The process for obtaining an ATAS certificate can take some time so it is important that you check whether you need one as early as possible so that you can make your application for the certificate to obtain it in good time. Failure to produce a valid ATAS certificate could result in delays to receiving your CAS or we may be unable to enrol you at the University.

The JACS code for this course is H300.

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Last updated May 2, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
48 - 66 months
9,250 GBP
Year 1 Full-time UK/EU fee: £9250; International fee: £13125. Year 1 Part-time UK/EU fee: £6935; International fee: £10937.5
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Start Date
Sep 23, 2019
End Date
June 5, 2023
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Sep 23, 2019

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