Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) or MEng

Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: BEng: 3 years, or 4 years sandwich; MEng: 4 years, or 5 years sandwich

Part time: BEng: up to 8 years; MEng: up to 9 years




School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


Mechanical engineers use specialist knowledge to solve complex problems. Understand thermodynamics and you could uncover ways of improving the performance of internal combustion engines. Discover the properties of new materials and you could develop a new breakthrough in aerospace. Become an expert in stress analysis and you might save lives by making medical tech more durable and reliable.

Here at Oxford Brookes, you’ll learn to design, model and analyse systems. Figure out how they work and how you can make them better. You’ll gain new knowledge in everything from creative problem solving to design and modelling. And you’ll use advanced software and industry-standard machinery to put your ideas into practice.

Many of our graduates work towards Chartered Engineer status and go on to exciting careers in industry. Others take their design mindset and analytical skills and apply them to other areas, from commerce to starting a new business. Whatever route you choose, the skills you develop on this course will last a lifetime.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE: English Language grade 4/C minimum normally required