Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering

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Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering


Our Mechanical Engineering degrees emphasise the development of skills needed by the twenty-first century graduate engineer:

  • imagination
  • creativity
  • intellectual agility
  • the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams

All of our Mechanical Engineering students cover the same core study programme for the first two years, which includes computing, mechanics, materials and mathematics. It focuses on the fundamental knowledge that is required by all mechanical engineers, and gives you a thorough understanding of a wide range of engineering disciplines.

With this strong foundation you go on to largely elective study in the third year. You can focus on the areas you are most interested in and tap into cutting-edge research activities being undertaken by internationally recognised experts within the Department.

Your study reaches Master’s level in your final year, with a wide selection of advanced optional modules available. A major individual project gives you the chance to put your project management skills to the test.

Design projects

‘Design, make and test’ projects, designed to develop core practical skills, run through years one and two.

You also undertake a major group design project in the third year.

Industry links

Mechanical Engineering studentWe intensively engage with industry to ensure that our courses are relevant to the profession.

You will also benefit from access to facilities and equipment that match those used in industry. These include Instron machines for testing the strength of engineering materials, and microcontroller kits for testing the performance of mechatronic systems.

Our teaching facilities are complemented by two exceptionally well-equipped student workshops, which contain both manual and CNC subtractive and additive manufacture machine tools. You will use these extensively in the manufacture and assembly of your project work, using a wide variety of materials.

Imperial College London Mechanical Engineering

Transfer between courses

All students should apply initially to MEng Mechanical Engineering.