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Engineering gets stamp of approval with new IMechE accreditation

Engineering gets stamp of approval with new IMechE accreditation

The University of Wolverhampton has secured accreditation from global, professional engineering institution, IMechE, for its range of Engineering degree courses. 

Founded in 1847 in Birmingham, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, provides life-long learning opportunities for its 115, 000 members, many of whom will achieve professionally registered status. Its mission statement is "improving the world through Engineering.” 

The University’s Engineering department spans a wide selection of professional engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace and Motorsport Engineering. 

Engineering students have access to a range of a cutting-edge equipment, (racing standard wind tunnel, CNC machine, industrial CT scanner, 3D printer), dynamic learning spaces and expert teaching, with the opportunity to gain real industry experience by joining the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR) or taking advantage of our collaboration with the Morgan Motor Company. 

Professor David Proverbs, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: “The accreditation by IMechE means that our Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree courses are designed to meet the requirements of this professional body and our industrial partners who have helped inform their content. 

“This, in combination with our hands-on approach to learning, has ensured that our Engineering graduates have the skills, knowledge and understanding to secure jobs at leading companies such as Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce. 

“By 2024, there will be over 2.65m UK Engineering jobs that need filling. This is a fantastic achievement for the School and for the University and will position us a leading player in the domestic and international student market." 

The following courses are not accredited by IMechE: Foundation Degree (Engineering) Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering with Foundation Year, Chemical Engineering with Sandwich placement, Manufacturing Engineering (Accelerated) and PhD Postgraduate research in Engineering. 

Find out more about the University’s Engineering courses or visit one of our forthcoming Open Days. 


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