Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
The School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering offers a range of teaching and research activities, delivering a portfolio of courses to over 600 students from foundation degree level right through to doctoral level. The school has a hands on teaching approach and our courses encompass applications from all areas of engineering, enabling our students with the knowledge and flexibility to work across many industries, UK and overseas.
Our applied approach to teaching is supported by dedicated laboratories for automotive and mechanical engineering, including wind tunnels, rapid prototype machines, CNC machines , engine test cells, an automotive diagnostics lab featuring the latest industrial software packages, and the recent addition from National Instruments - electronic rapid prototyping equipment. Students have the opportunity to use leading technology and software, preparing them for industry.
The School has strong links with industry, Delphi, Lotus Engineering, MAN and Thales. Many of the innovative, hands on projects involve students as well as academics and we have received national and global coverage for a number of projects – the most recent example being the development of an Eco racing bike, which attracted interest at the prestigious Isle of Man TT bike race in 2009, improving to achieve third place in 2011.
- Strong industrial links
- Hands on teaching approach
- Dedicated laboratories for automotive and mechanical engineering
- Taught by experts with Chartered Engineer status