BEng Mechanical Engineering


Program Description

Course Overview

Mechanical engineers make a vital contribution to a variety of industries by developing, implementing and maintaining engineering solutions that ensure products are manufactured efficiently and to customer’s quality requirements.

Our hands-on course will prepare you to enter an engineering career with varied and exciting prospects. You could be involved in finding solutions to automate packaging processes for your favourite biscuits or using energy as efficiently as possible throughout a building. Wherever the course leads you, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to work as a mechanical engineer ensuring systems meet demand, are reliable, integrated and operate smoothly. 

There is a strong practical element to the course and you'll spend a significant amount of time in workshops and laboratories using your enquiring mind and demonstrating your technical skills and creativity.

Course Requirements

The University has general minimum entry requirements which all students must meet before they register with us.

At the point of registration onto the first year of a degree, we require you to have achieved:

  • A minimum of two A-Levels or
  • A BTEC National Diploma or
  • A combination of BTEC and A-Level qualifications equivalent to two A-Levels, such as a BTEC subsidiary certificate and one A Level or
  • An Access to Higher Education Diploma or
  • An International or Welsh Baccalaureate or
  • A Higher National Diploma/Higher National Certificate or
  • A minimum of two Advanced Highers from Scotland or
  • The Irish Leaving Certificate or
  • The European Baccalaureate Diploma or
  • An equivalent overseas qualification

Our students

  • 15,300 students - 75% full-time and 25% part-time
  • We attract students from over 80 different countries creating a progressive and inclusive campus
  • In the top 10 for graduates in work, among large UK universities *
  • Above the national average for graduates in highly skilled employment.**

* (9th Out of 102 HEIs with 3,000 or more graduates, HESA: Graduate Outcomes 2020)

**(Nearly two-thirds of Christ Church graduates (65%) are in highly skilled graduate-level employment 15 months after graduating – 3% higher than the national average).

Why study in the UK?

  • Master’s programmes in the UK are only one-year long, saving you time and money
  • UK universities have an employability focus so you can easily get hired
  • UK universities offer excellent student support, teaching methods, and classroom experiences
  • The post-study work permit allows you to stay in the UK for 2 years after graduating.


Student Testimonials


"My Christ Church degree has opened up a whole new world and inspired me to examine my true potential as a graduate. I am now looking beyond my current role to what I can achieve personally and professionally".


Christ Church alumnus, now Detective Investigator, Metropolitan Police

Being an international student can be hard and scary, but with the amazing support and the warm welcome at Christ Church, everything was fine. Canterbury has it all: art, history, culture and fun”.


Performing Arts student.


Last updated Jan 2021

About the School

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives. Our University ... Read More

For more than 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University has been a big part of the Kent community, providing education which makes a real and positive difference to people’s lives. Our University started out as a teacher training college in the 1960s in response to a national shortage of teachers. Today we continue to shape our courses and research around critical social issues both nationally and globally. Inspired by our Church of England foundation, the University’s mission is to pursue excellence in higher education: transforming individuals, creating knowledge, enriching communities and building a sustainable future. Read less
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