School of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

Mechanical Engineering is a very popular engineering discipline that plays a key role in various modern technologies including vehicles, robotics, machines, power systems, materials, and advanced manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineering is a very popular engineering discipline that plays a key role in various modern technologies including vehicles, robotics, machines, power systems, materials, and advanced manufacturing.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H300
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering
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Why choose this course?

Mechanical Engineering is a very popular engineering discipline that plays a key role in various modern technologies including vehicles, robotics, machines, power systems, materials, and advanced manufacturing. Mechanical engineers are critical thinkers, problems solvers, and developers of innovative products and new technologies. Employment prospects for mechanical engineering graduates are very good as there is always a huge demand for mechanical engineers from different industry sectors.  

The Mechanical Engineering course at the University of Wolverhampton provides a comprehensive engineering education covering a wide range of core subjects such as engineering mathematics, engineering science, solid and structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. As you progress through the course, you will also cover the principles of mechanical and machine designs, control systems, advanced materials, and manufacturing processes including Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM).

During your studies, you will learn how to use computer-aided engineering tools to design, analyse, and optimize mechanical parts. You will also learn how to evaluate the performance of mechanical systems and components under in-service conditions through the use of industry-level finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software packages.  

What happens on the course?

All of our courses at the Department of Engineering share multiple modules in the first year, allowing you to experience a range of subjects and interact with students and teachers from different engineering backgrounds. You will study mathematics, science and the underlying concepts of electrical, mechanical, materials, and production engineering. You will also become proficient in the use of a 3D CAD package to create designs of various engineering components. Along with that, you will undertake laboratory work and utilise your acquired knowledge to build and test a design.

In the second year, you will extend your knowledge of engineering technologies and management, and create design specifications. You will work as a team member to complete a group project experiencing the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. Additionally, you will also apply computational tools, particularly FEA, to efficiently assess and analyse the mechanical performance of a design.

Following the second academic year, you are encouraged to undertake a placement year in industry, thereby improving your employment prospects and forming part of your record of professional development as an incorporated or chartered engineer.

In your final year, you will complete an individual research project, further develop your integrative approach to designing electro-mechanical engineering systems, develop global management skills, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified engineers, the University of Wolverhampton has invested over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

Our mechanical engineering course has embedded themes of creativity, employability, sustainability, and the environment to generate professional engineers equipped with academic and practical knowledge. The course is designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council. As a student on this engineering course, you will have access to state-of-art engineering laboratories as well as new specialist equipment and technologies that are at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes:

  • Design and visualisation facility built on best-practice in industry
  • Wind tunnels
  • Engine test facilities
  • Composites laboratory
  • 3D printing facilities
  • Electronics and telecommunications laboratory
  • Metrology laboratory
  • Materials testing laboratory
  • Thermo-fluid laboratory

Our main aim for our graduates is to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability and soft skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. Additionally, we offer extracurricular club activities such as IMechE Formula Student Activity and the University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR) team that allow students to build real engineering components and apply industry standards and procedures.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • design and synthesise mechanical engineering products including electro-mechanical systems and processes and the ability to demonstrate an innovative approach to design realisation.
  • evaluate a range of solutions to engineering problems, drawn from a broad knowledge of engineering and technology specialities.
  • select and apply appropriate mathematical methods to solve problems in the analysis and synthesis of mechanical engineering systems.
  • contribute to teamwork effectively and ethically, addressing the prominent engineering, social, environmental, and commercial issues.
  • select and apply appropriate software packages for design, analysis, and synthesis applications and critically evaluate the results.
  • relate theory and practice, thereby facilitating the efficient realisation of viable mechanical engineering products and processes..

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD to include Maths and a Technology or Science based subject.
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in a Science, Technology or Engineering subject with MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma in a Science, Technology or Engineering subject with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit


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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply

“I have worked in the Aerospace industry as a Structural Designer for the last 20 years. As an apprentice I attained an HNC in Metals Technology. When I decided to move back into Higher Education it was not without some trepidation. I found the lecturers to be extremely helpful and their technical knowledge was extremely sound. My interaction with the lecturers outside of the classroom has been very positive and has helped me to maintain my motivation. I feel that every single module I have studied has enhanced my level of knowledge as an Engineer and will enhance my employability in the future. The facilities provided by the University are fantastic and I have never found them lacking. I feel very proud and privileged to be a student at the University of Wolverhampton and I would encourage anyone who is interested in Engineering to give serious consideration to the University of Wolverhampton.”

Marcus Hayward. A Mechanical Engineering student, previously worked for: Airbus; Airbus (North America); BAE Systems; British Aerospace; Boeing Aerospace Corporation; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; Rolls-Royce Deutschland; and Rolls-Royce PLC.

Watch James Small discuss his experience of studing Mechanical Engineering at the Univeristy of Wolverhampton!



Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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