Mechanical engineering applies the principles of physics and engineering science to the analysis, design, development and maintenance of mechanical systems. It defines how and why mechanical systems work, how long they will work for, and predict when they will fail.
Mechanical Engineers are at the heart of a broad spectrum of international industrial sectors. They design and specify products ranging from heart stents to bullet trains, and work extensively in a large range of differing industrial sectors.
Covering an extensive range of disciplines from dynamics and control, to stress analysis heat transfer and thermodynamics, a diverse array of engineering science-based subjects are experienced, providing technical expertise and integration of skill sets. Mechanical engineering takes advantage of parallel engineering disciplines, blending subjects such as materials science, electronics and software engineering with the core subjects.
By choosing to study Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough, you will gain a thorough understanding in how things work, why things work, how long they will work for, when they will fail and how to make them work for longer and better.
You will develop skills in CAD, control, dynamics, heat transfer, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, and more, all leading you to an ability to design and understand behaviour of mechanical products and technologies. This will allow you to specialise in technical streams within companies small and large, or develop a technical management career in national and multi-national companies.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have acquired a good understanding of the engineering science and engineering design skills necessary to effectively develop new mechanically based products. The courses provide an excellent foundation for graduates wishing to progress to professional engineering status.