Mechanical Engineering keeps the world moving, from bicycles to bi-planes, catapults to cranes, supercars to satellites and everything in between. Mechanical Engineers apply the fundamentals of science and mathematics to create practical, useful solutions that the rest of us can use. If it moves or contains moving parts, mechanical engineers are behind it. They use the earth’s energy and natural resources intelligently and efficiently to come up with optimum and cost-effective solutions. Our Mechanical Engineering degree programme prepares students for careers as professional mechanical engineers with the focus on innovation, analysis and development within a wide range of advanced engineering technologies.
The first year of all of our engineering degree programmes at the University of Greenwich focuses on the understanding of engineering science fundamental principles. This approach ensures that all of our graduates experience a solid foundation of broad technical knowledge and a working understanding of all the major Engineering disciplines – an essential prerequisite for a successful career in engineering management. At the end of the 1st year, students will be invited to choose to either continue on their initial degree programme or to swap to any of the other engineering degree programmes on offer. We feel it is very important that our students are empowered to be able to choose the degree programmes that are most appropriate for their ambitions and goals and we recognise that those may change during your studies with us as you learn more about each discipline. Engineering at the University of Greenwich. Quality. Industry. Rigour.
YEAR ONE: Engineering Mathematics 1; Design and Materials; Practical and Experimental Skills ; Engineering Professional Skills 1; YEAR TWO: Engineering Mathematics 2; Materials 2; Engineering Management; Structures; Electrical Circuits; Fluids and Powder Dynamics; Thermodynamics; Mechanics and Design of Machines; YEAR THREE: Engineering Professional Skills 2; Individual Project; Options include: Numerical Methods in Mechanical Engineering; Control and Mechatronics; Advanced Fluid Mechanic; Thermal Power Plant and Heat Transfer; Engineering Systems Dynamics; Materials Under Stress; Bulk Solids Handling; Operations Management; Process Improvement Techniques; Quality Engineering
Who is this course for?
Students on this degree programme will typically be those who are interested in how the modern world works, especially anything new and exciting. People who enjoy the sound of a well-tuned engine, performing maintenance on their own bicycle, or simply taking something to pieces to see how it works are all likely to enjoy studying mechanical engineering. However, the modern world of mechanical engineering is not just about hands-on activities. Design, elegance and simplicity are all considered increasingly important in the modern world and this degree programme will also introduce you to these more nuanced aspects of engineering. If you have ever looked at a supercar, gear or engine and wondered, “How did they design and build that?” then this is the degree programme for you.
Skills and experience gained
The degree programme in Mechanical Engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to understand, design, develop and analyse effective solutions. You will become an efficient and reflective practitioner who takes the initiative to identify traditional and emerging technologies and techniques, and who maintains your knowledge and skills throughout your working life. Your Mechanical Engineering degree will enable you to identify and exploit new developments in technology and to experiment with new and existing techniques in designing and developing sustainable and innovative mechanical devices and products.
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Last updated January 29, 2018