Integrated Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

University of Southampton
4 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Integrated Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (MEng)

Learn how to take a product from initial concept, to design and manufacture. Our 4-year master's in Mechanical Engineering with industry placement will put you on the path to becoming a chartered engineer. You'll learn about mechanical design, structures and materials, then select specialist topics to study. Project work throughout the degree provides the opportunity to apply your design skills to real-world problems.

This integrated master's lets you select a specialist theme pathway for years 3 and 4, or stay on in this generalised Mechanical Engineering theme. This general theme lets you take optional modules from the specialised courses in years 3 and 4.

You'll cover the essential principles of engineering, and learn about:

  • modelling and computing
  • systems design
  • law
  • management

In your third year you'll complete an individual research project and in year 4 you'll take part in a group design project. These projects are often linked to current research or topics that have practical relevance to industry.

As part of this course you can:

  • use our design workshops and studios
  • develop your design and computing skills
  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show
  • apply your knowledge to your choice of specialist areas, from automobiles to mechatronics
  • go on site visits to experience engineering in practice
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Admission requirements


A*AA including grades A*A in mathematics and physics (in any order), with a pass in the physics Practical

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Pass, with 38 points overall with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Physics and 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or 7 at Higher Level in Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation


  • D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus A*A in A-level mathematics and physics (in any order) with a pass in the physics Practical
  • We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma without additional A-levels
  • We do not accept the BTEC Diploma without additional A-levels
  • Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Design and Computing
  • Electrical and Electronics Systems
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment
  • Mechanical Systems Analysis
  • Mechanics, Structures and Materials
  • ThermoFluids

Year 2

  • Electronics, Drives and Control
  • Engineering Management and Law
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Materials and Structures
  • Mathematics for Engineering and the Environment Part II
  • Mechanics, Machines & Vibration
  • Systems Design and Computing
  • Thermodynamics

Year 3

  • Engineering Design with Management
  • Finite Element Analysis in Solid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer and Applications
  • Individual Project
  • Manufacturing and Materials

You must also choose from the following modules in year 3:

  • Accounting and Finance for Engineers
  • Automotive Chassis and Powertrain
  • Biomaterials
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Fundamentals of Acoustics
  • Human Factors in Engineering
  • Industrial Law
  • Materials for Transport Applications
  • Optimisation
  • Robotic Systems
  • Technology Fundamentals for Sustainable Energy

Year 4

You must study the following modules in year 4:

  • Group Design Project
  • Materials, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management

You must also choose from the following modules in year 4:

  • Active Control of Sound and Vibration
  • Advanced Electrical Systems
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Sensors and Condition Monitoring
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Applications of CFD
  • Automotive Propulsion
  • Composites Engineering Design and Mechanics
  • Design Search and Optimisation (DSO) - Principles, Methods, Parameterizations and Case Studies
  • Failure of Materials and Components
  • Project Risk Management
  • Sustainable energy systems, resources and usage

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • UK, Channel Island, Isle of Man and Irish students: £9,250 per year.
  • EU and International students: £22,760 per year.


  • Final award: Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Name of Award:
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Acoustical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace
    • Mechanical Engineering/Automotive
    • Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Computational Engineering and Design
    • Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Management
    • Mechanical Engineering/Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering/Mechatronics
    • Mechanical Engineering/Naval Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering/Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BEng (Hons))
    • Bachelor of Science (Ordinary)
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 7

You'll develop transferable skills that are highly sought after in careers outside engineering. These include:

  • problem-solving
  • teamwork
  • communication
  • IT

Career paths

Recent mechanical engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including:

  • Aston Martin Lagonda
  • Babcock
  • Dyson
  • ExxonMobil
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens
  • Formula 1 teams

Roles you'll be suited for include:

  • mechanical engineer
  • automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • control and instrumentation engineer
  • maintenance engineer
  • nuclear engineer

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