Mechanical Engineering MEng/BEng (Hons)

Coventry University

Program Overview

We aim to produce graduates with the versatility and depth of understanding to deal with new and unusual challenges in mechanical engineering, alongside the necessary imagination and creativity to innovate.

  • In our ever-changing world, mechanical engineers develop new and differing uses for technologies and materials, in order to improve the mechanical operation of equipment and devices used in anything from food and oil production to international construction projects or the design of toys.
  • Ranked 3rd in the UK for the study of Mechanical Engineering (Guardian University Guide 2020), our professionally accredited course gives you the opportunity to qualify first at bachelor and, if you choose to continue, to master’s degree level.
  • The course meets the educational requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), which sets out the competence and commitment required for registration, so that upon successful completion, you can practice as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

CoventryUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 18,050



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Why you should study this course

Mechanical Engineering is the basis for many of the engineering disciplines, including the automotive, aerospace, marine and medical sectors.

  • This course is designed to give graduates the opportunity to equip themselves with relevant, up-to-date skills and knowledge necessary to work as a mechanical engineer in a broad variety of businesses, including engineering management, research, engineering design, development and consultancy.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in field trips abroad, which have recently included trips to Poland, Bulgaria, China, Belgium and the USA*. A dedicated industrial placement tutor can help you with your applications for placements and support you if you choose to spend a year in industry*. Past placements have included roles in Aston Martin Lagonda, Babcock International Group, Cummins, GE-Aviation and GKN.

You will have access to modern facilities in our High Performance Engineering Centre (HPEC). HPEC houses specialist facilities such as a 20% scale model wind tunnel, composites lab, metrology lab, four-pot shaker rig, flow lab, AVL engine test cell, automotive workshop, fatigue and tensile testing (Instron), a full size Harrier Jet, three further simulators, civil engineering specialist testing equipment, a range of CNC machinery and a laser workshop.

What you'll study

We aim to produce graduates with the versatility and depth of understanding to deal with new and unusual challenges in mechanical engineering, alongside the necessary imagination and creativity to innovate.

The undergraduate degree will provide you with the opportunity to develop essential knowledge and skills in science, commerce, design, manufacturing and management to help prepare you for a career across a broad range of industries with, for example, major equipment manufacturers, design consultancies or supply-chain companies.

As the course progresses, your learning will become more specialised, for example, examining instrumentation and control in Year Two, then thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in Year Three. You will also be able to tailor your course to suit your interests and career aspirations, choosing from a range of optional modules in subjects like finite element analysis or control systems engineering.

At master’s level, we will provide you with the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the core subjects involved in the application of science, processes, materials, design and management to enable you to solve problems of increasing complexity. You will have the option to progress to a MEng following successful completion of Year Two (subject to meeting specific grading criteria).

Year one
Modules in Year 1 are intended to lay a firm foundation for further study of Mechanical Engineering and prepare students for specialist subjects. All Year 1 modules are mandatory.


  • Manufacturing Technology and Materials - 20 credits

  • Mechanical Science - 20 credits

  • Design - 20 credits

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 - 20 credits

  • Engineering Applications - 20 credits

  • Electrical Science - 10 credits

  • Add+vantage - 10 credits

Year two
Modules in Year 2 cover specialised subjects appropriate to contemporary Mechanical Engineering along with management and group project work. All Year 2 modules are mandatory.


  • Design and Sustainability - 20 credits

  • Solid Mechanics and Dynamics - 20 credits

  • Thermofluid Mechanics - 20 credits

  • Analytical Modelling - 20 credits

  • Engineering Management - 10 credits

  • Instrumentation and Control - 20 credits

  • Add+vantage - 10 credits

Final year
Modules in Year 3 help to prepare you for professional practice in your chosen discipline. The project modules give an opportunity to build a portfolio of capabilities that can be presented to potential employers.

The choice of two optional modules supports you in broadening your knowledge into associated technical topics of interest.


  • BEng: Individual Project - 20 credits

  • BEng: Mechanical Product Innovation - 20 credits

  • BEng: Stress and Dynamic Analysis 1 - 20 credits

  • BEng: Fluids and Heat Transfer

  • BEng: Professional Development and Project Planning - 10 credits

  • MEng: Professional Development and Project Planning - 10 credits

  • MEng: Individual Project Dissertation - 40 credits

  • MEng: Further Stress and Dynamics Analysis - 20 credits

  • Add+vantage - 10 credits

  • Finite Element Analysis and Optimisation - 20 credits

  • Propulsion Systems (Aero) and Aerodynamics - 20 credits

  • Computational Thermo-fluids - 20 credits

  • Materials Analysis and Advanced Manufacturing - 20 credits

  • Control Systems Engineering - 20 credits

  • Electric Vehicle Technology - 20 credits​​​​

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall

International Fees
£18,050 per year

International Pathways 2022 Scholarship
You could enjoy a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees.
Our high-quality foundation, international year one and pre-masters courses are for international students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their preferred Coventry University undergraduate or postgraduate course. We can support you to achieve the academic and/or English grades you need and help you gain the personal and professional skills required to study at university.

We want to encourage ambitious international students like you to study at Coventry University, so we’ve secured extra financial support for you worth £3,000, to help with the cost of tuition fees, living expenses and accommodation.

The scholarship application deadline is:
September 2022 intake: 31 July 2022

Mechanical engineers are sought after and highly paid professionals in UK business.

We will actively encourage and help to prepare you for the world of work. This includes support in identifying placements* and employment. Recent student placements include: GE Oil and Gas in subsea systems and design; LH Group examining rail industry servicing; vehicle build for Jaguar Land Rover; and engine development for Cummins Engines. 

Fully accredited by the IMechE, the course is as such recognised in industry, providing credibility of the technical standard of our graduates among employers, thus supporting your opportunity to improve your career prospects. Through the practical projects and placements, you will stay abreast of the emerging issues and challenges for mechanical engineers.

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