A mechanical engineering degree is a combination of maths, science, technology, business and management. Throughout your studies you acquire not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. Mechanical engineering courses are designed to ensure graduates are:
Most courses have a strong focus on preparation for professional practice, including projects with direct industrial relevance and actual experience in industry (via placements). You also acquire an understanding of the commercial dimension of mechanical engineering, as well as its ethical and environmental implications.
Many degrees are accredited by professional engineering bodies in recognition of the fact that they provide the knowledge and training deemed necessary to succeed in a career in this sector.
Mechanical engineering is, however, a balanced and well-rounded degree, which provides you with the skills required for a professional career in a wide range of sectors. You will be equally attractive to employers in finance, industry, consultancy and public services.
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