- Advanced and adaptive control systems;
- Design and process;
- Residual stress;
- Digital image correlation.
Years 1 and 2
MEng is a broad based mechanical engineering degree programme, which gives an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of engineering science and enhances this material with advanced engineering topics. Graduates are given the widest choice of career possibilities ranging across mechanical engineering and outside it.
Study in Continental Europe recognises the international nature of engineering where expertise in a foreign language is an increasingly valuable asset. Students spend their third year studying at a University in continental Europe. Admission normally requires an A-level pass or equivalent in the appropriate language, other than in countries where the course is taught in English (e.g. Sweden). Please visit Erasmus/Study Abroad for more information. Students have the same learning experience as those following the MEng except in Year 2 language study is mandatory, and there are classes on the industrial and social background of European countries.
Years 3 and 4
Year 3 is spent in a European University or Engineering School with which the Department has an exchange agreement. Students take lectures and laboratory classes as part of a normal student group, and undertake a research project. On return to Bristol for the fourth year, students will take the same courses, including the group industrial project.
On the Study Abroad programme It is often possible for students to spend their third year at a foreign university in a country where the native language is English (e.g. U.S.A. or Australia) or the language is spoken fluently (a recent example is Japan). No language tuition is provided by the University but otherwise the pattern of study is identical to that of students studying for an MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Study in Continental Europe.
Our programme structure pages have more details of the courses within each theme and each year.
Mechanical engineering is a broad-ranging and intellectually demanding discipline involving advanced technology and professional skills. The Department offers courses that fully prepare students for a career as a professional engineer.