We will give you the opportunity to practise the skills that are highly relevant to your chosen career, through core teaching and optional modules.
Companies often approach our Department with a problem specific to engineering. We view such problems as opportunities, and with the expertise that you gain during your degree, it will be your job to solve these challenges in small teams. Undergraduates on our MEng programmes are given the opportunity to undertake an industrial research project in their 3rd or 4th year. Not only will this give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in a real-life situation, but it will provide you with experience working in industry that will be invaluable when seeking employment. In addition, many companies use these placements as extended interviews, so you may be able to secure full-time employment after you graduate by undertaking one of these projects.
If you choose to do an MSc in Mechanical Engineering or Smart Systems, you will undertake a 2-3 week linking project, where you will bring together everything you have learned to solve an industrial problem in teams of 5 or 6. In addition to these modules, the Department also provides paid internships through the Knowledge Exchange Programme for students who were unable to get any work experience through the modules they chose. These will take place over approximately 140 hours in term time as long as this is mutually beneficial to both company and student.