Why choose mechanical engineering?
Mechanical engineers work to improve the design, safety and energy efficiency of wind turbines, air conditioners, ships, mining equipment, cars, lifts, aircraft and more. They use their knowledge of the physical world to design the equipment and processes that other engineers utilise to create modern life. Transport such as planes, trains and cars are among the most visible items associated with mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers play an important role in the shift from a carbon economy to a renewable energy system and deal with global warming.
Why study with us?
You will be taught in modern laboratory facilities by teaching staff who are recognised internationally for outstanding research and for being leaders in their field. You have the opportunity to undertake practical experience with an industry-related project in your final year
What will I study?
You will learn the skills required to analyse and design solutions for a range of engineering problems. Major studies include advanced materials and manufacturing, bulk solids handling, design, engineering management and renewable energy.
Mechanical engineers have excellent employment prospects and graduates are needed by consultancies, private industries and government agencies in the areas of power generation, mining, mineral processing, metal and materials production, transport, air conditioning and refrigeration, defence, materials handling and manufacturing. Careers include engineering design, construction and commissioning of mechanical systems, management of operating plant and projects, and supervision and maintenance of manufacturing processes and automated systems