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Mechanical Engineering Design
Our Mechanical Engineering Design degree covers a wide range of engineering practice. You’ll learn key skills and focus on computer-based engineering design.
You’ll discover how to turn basic engineering principles into design possibilities. As well as find solutions for industry problems. You’ll take design ideas and turn them into computer models and create your own design solutions for your work portfolio.
You’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities with industry standard software including;
- CAD packages
- stress and dynamics analysis packages
- computational fluid dynamics
- engine simulation software
- specialised vehicle-performance simulation software.
We offer excellent work placements with our industry partners. And many graduates take jobs with their placement company. Our graduates work at top engineering companies, including;
- Reaction Engines
- Blatchford Products.
Our course leads to professional recognition as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On this course you will;
- study basic engineering principles and turn design possibilities into solutions
- learn how to use computer-based packages to build a portfolio of work.
By your final year you’ll be able to tackle a typical industry-based problem and create;
- a complete design solution
- computer modules of how the solution will look, function and be manufactured.
You’ll develop the skills to;
- use and apply design packages creatively
- produce designs customers want
- use processes that make profits.
- Lectures and seminars
- Other learning activities (including group work, research, conferences etc.)
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Year 4 (or year 3 if no placement)
Learning and teaching percentages are indicative. There may be slight year-on-year variations.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Our graduates have an excellent preparation for the world of work. The Mechanical Engineering BEng is tailored to the current needs of industry, and our graduates work in all areas of engineering; design, manufacturing, service industries, consulting, and in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Discover Uni
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.