The University of Kent launches Mechanical Engineering courses as part of STEM expansion

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The University of Kent is proud to promote its new undergraduate course in Mechanical Engineering  (available to apply for via the UCAS website), which marks a major development for the University as it broadens its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) offerings to students. From aerospace to petroleum, many sectors welcome mechanical engineering graduates with open arms.

Two streams of Mechanical Engineering are offered: a three-year stream and a four-year stream that includes a year in industry. The course has been designed in response to the growing demand in the UK workforce for graduates with STEM skills such as robotics, driverless vehicles and renewable energy systems.  Engineering has shaped modern society, our professional and personal lives in ways that no other discipline has.  By studying Mechanical Engineering at Kent, you gain the skills to make your own mark in this exciting field.

Mechanical engineering covers the design and the development of mechanical systems and is vital in many tech industries. At Kent, we focus on the modern applications of mechanical engineering, such as robotics, assistive technology, smart materials and autonomous vehicles. The course provides a solid grounding in statics and dynamics, properties of materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechatronics, control, instrumentation, mathematics, electronics, and programming. Students also work on a variety of hands-on projects combining mechanical design and control systems, supervised by specialist academics.

There is a focus on employability and career development activities offered across all the engineering degree programmes at Kent, including industrial interaction and placement opportunities. Mechanical Engineers can find employment in a huge range of sectors including the aerospace and automotive industries, construction, energy utilities, manufacturing industries, medical engineering, process industries, sports engineering and transport, including road and railways. People with mechanical engineering skills are highly valued in society.  (See what Graduates earn here).

Academics involved in the University of Kent’s exciting new programme include: Dr Luca Marcelli and Dr Kostas Sirtlantzis

It is open to applicants now, with the first cohort beginning their studies in September 2020. For further enquiries, please email or telephone 01227 823612.