Coventry University - MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Coventry University

MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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

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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. It 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 eventually as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Entry Requirements

A Level


ABB-BBB to include Mathematics and one from Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, Further Mathematics, Electronics, Computing, ICT or Engineering. Excludes General Studies



DDM in an Engineering subject, to include a Distinction in the 'Further Engineering Mathematics' unit

IB Diploma


31 points to include Mathematics and either Physics, Chemistry, Design Technology, or IT at Higher level

GCSE requirement :


5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.


IELTS: 6.0 overall

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a


pre-sessional English programme


before you start your course. 

Career Prospects

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.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University’s Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

* This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

Course Details

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 2, then thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in Year 3. 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 2 (subject to meeting specific grading criteria).

Year 1

Manufacturing technology and materials
Mechanical science
Engineering mathematics 1
Engineering applications
Electrical science
Year 1 add+vantage module

Year 2

Design and sustainability
Solid mechanics and dynamics
Thermo-fluid mechanics
Analytical modelling
Engineering management
Instrumentation and control
Year 2 add+vantage module

Placement year
Professional placement
Study abroad

Year 3


Compulsory modules:
Individual project
Mechanical product innovation
Stress and dynamic analysis 1
Thermodynamics 3
Fluid mechanics
Professional development and management
Year 3 add+vantage module

Optional modules (2 from the following):
Finite element analysis and optimisation
Propulsion systems (aero) and aerodynamics
Computational thermo-fluids
Materials analysis and advanced manufacturing
Control systems engineering
Electric Vehicle technology


Compulsory modules:
Professional development and project planning
Individual project dissertation
Further stress and dynamics analysis
Year 3 add+vantage module

Optional modules (1 from the following):
Finite element analysis and optimisation
Propulsion systems (aero) and aerodynamics
Computational thermo-fluids
Materials analysis and advanced manufacturing
Control systems engineering
Electric Vehicle technology

Year 4

Industrial group project proposal
Industrial group project dissertation
Business innovation and sustainability

1 pathway from the following

Pathway 1 - mechanical
Engineering simulation and analysis
Advanced control systems engineering

Pathway 2 - manufacturing
Advanced manufacturing simulation
Vision systems and sensors in industry (MEng)

Pathway 3 - propulsion system
Structural analysis and material
Advanced propulsion systems

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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