Our Mechanical Engineering degrees emphasise the development of skills needed by the twenty-first century graduate engineer:
the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
All of our Mechanical Engineering courses start with the same two core years of intensive engineering science. You attend lectures, tutorials and laboratory sessions in areas including:
You practise sketching by hand, use computeraided design (CAD) to produce solid models and industry-standard technical drawings, and create the blueprints for your own designs.
You also develop your manufacturing skills in hands-on workshop sessions, and bring your designs to life through a ‘design, make and test’ group project.
Year three is mostly made up of elective study.
The elective technical modules cover some of our key research areas such as tribology and combustion, as well as solid mechanics, thermofluids, robotics and nuclear energy.
The non-technical modules can be as diverse as design, art and creativity, or business economics (delivered online by Imperial College Business School).
You have the chance to spend your fourth year on an integrated year abroad, with the grades you achieve counting directly towards your Imperial degree.
We currently have exchange arrangements with universities in Australia, Singapore or the USA. Competition for these places is very high as there is usually only one place available in each country. Placements are also currently available in France, Germany, Switzerland or the Netherlands via the Erasmus scheme.