Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)

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UCAS code: H100 112 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: H802 64 UCAS points
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Real-world experience

    Our course is carefully tailored to provide you with up-to-date knowledge and skills for the engineering industry. You'll gain real-world experience by working on industrially relevant projects.

  • Employment opportunities

    The course offers graduates a huge range of potential employment in fields such as manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and marine engineering.

  • Design Challenge

    Compete at the national level. Get a taste of the 'real world' of engineering, challenging you to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.

Course modules

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Mental wealth; Professional Life

Analytical Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Mathematical Applications

Physical Sciences

Introduction to Computing

Human Biology

Our mechanical engineering programme is a combination of maths, science, technology and management. Throughout your studies, you will acquire not only an understanding of general engineering principles but also a range of transferable skills. You have a chance to broaden and deepen your knowledge in a wide range of mechanical engineering subjects.

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 1

Analytical Mathematics

Engineering Sciences

Mathematical Applications

Physical Sciences

Introduction to Computing

Human Biology

Mental Wealth: Professional Life

Engineering Materials

Engineering Principles

Applied Mathematics & Computing


Engineering Mechanics

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 2

Advanced Mathematics and Modelling

Engineering Design and Analysis

Dynamics and Control

Applied Mechanics

Thermofluids Dynamics

Industrial Sandwich Placement

Industrial Sandwich Placement

Mental Wealth: Engineering Profession 3

Capstone Project

Advanced Mechanics

Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Turbomachinery and Energy Systems

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Your future career

Our course has been carefully designed by experts in the field of mechanical engineering to help prepare you for professional practice in the world of interdisciplinary technology.

Industry links

During your course, you'll have regular contact with blue chip companies and industry leaders in the sector, such as Ford Motor Company and Crossrail, who will host visits and work placements and provide regular guest speakers to come and speak at the University of East London. The list of prime industry links includes Atkins, Vinci, Crossrail, Thames Water, WSP and Canary Wharf Contractors.

Graduate employers

You will find mechanical engineering opportunities in a range of sectors including 

  • manufacturing
  •  aerospace
  • automotive
  • construction
  • marine
  • materials and metals
  • railways
  • sport
  • energy
  • pharmaceuticals
  • electrical and electronic, and 
  • the defence and utilities industries.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include DevOps consultant or engineer.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

Excellent graduates can pursue their doctoral studies for careers in the academic sector.

People working in engineering
Global engineering including UK-based companies are in desperate need of qualified technology specialists and problem solvers. As a chartered engineer and department lead, we have ensured that the curriculum is designed to integrate you into managing and further revolutionising Industry 4.0. This qualification has a significant focus on employability and professional skills and it will aid you to catalyse your professional career progression!"
Prof Fawad Inam

Head of Engineering and Computing (Fellow of Institute of Mechanical Engineers)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

The programme features up-to-date modules in new and emerging technologies in a wide range of mechanical engineering topics. Hence, graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies to pursue traditional engineering career paths in these fields.

Study is based on three years of full-time (six years part-time) or four years on a sandwich programme. The sandwich option requires an industrial placement year between levels five and six (years 2 and 3 respectively). The programme is based on core studies embracing mechanics, dynamics, fluids, materials and manufacturing.

The programme also benefits from the use of well-equipped modern laboratories which are used for material testing, fluid mechanics, dynamics, hydraulics, structures, CNC machining, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, electronics, electrical machines and power, and control systems. In addition, there are facilities for computer-aided design and manufacture. The laboratories are also equipped with around 60 PCs which are connected to the university network and allow students to perform manufacturing simulation, system modelling, design analysis and finite element analysis.

    Guided independent study

    We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning.

    Academic support

    Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. 

    The approximate percentages for this course are: 

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours. 
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

    Your timetable

    You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment is undertaken in various modes such as written assignments, laboratory reports, project reports and examinations. Assessment tasks are spread across the year to make the workload manageable. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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Statistics for BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Degree, Full Time

Statistics for BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Degree, Full Time

What our students and staff say

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UEL is committed to helping you to reach your full potential. A degree in engineering at UEL will give you the skills and abilities as a professional engineer to face the challenge of tomorrow."

Dr Kalok Lee

Mechanical Engineering, MEng, Course Leader

Mugdad Alkhateeb
The University of East London is an excellent choice for students looking for a diverse and inclusive educational experience. Its focus on practical skills, combined with a supportive community of students and staff prepares graduates to succeed in their careers and make a positive impact on the world."

Mugdad Alkhateeb

Lecturer in Construction Engineering Management