City University London

Course Introduction

The accredited Mechanical Engineering courses are designed to train students to work in the transport, energy, materials and manufacturing industries, including the aerospace and automotive industries. While Aeronautical, Automotive and Energy Engineering courses at City educate for careers in specific industries, the Mechanical Engineering degrees provides broad training in the important disciplines spanning all sectors of mechanical engineering. Mechanical Engineers can also work in the aircraft, automotive and energy industries. City has been delivering well'qualified, motivated graduates into the mechanical and aeronautical sectors for over 100 years. Our courses are accredited and have received commendations on the balance between theory and practice to give graduates the best preparation for their careers. The strengths of the Mechanical Engineering courses are our laboratory and workshop facilities, used for teaching and research, our teaching staff, who have spent many years working in or are closely connected with industry and our commitment to a solid grounding in engineering design. Students on all Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering courses may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placement students gain a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.

Course Modules

Year 1: Fluids and thermodynamics; mechanics of solids; engineering materials; mechanical engineering laboratory; engineering drawing and design; mathematics; computing; electrical engineering; engineering management; manufacturing methods (including elements of workshop practice). Year 2: Fluids and thermodynamics; mechanics of solids; engineering materials and manufacturing methods; mechanical engineering laboratory; design to product; mathematics and computing; mechatronics; engineering management. Year 3: Engineering management; engineering project; design project; 4 optional subjects.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 65%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • Tariff 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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93% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 90%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 30
Studying 25
Studying and working 25
Unemployed 15
Unknown 5

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 46%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 1%

£7,800 - £10,000
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,500 - £7,800
Typical cost of private accommodation