Undergraduate BEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

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2024

Course overview

Engineering has shaped modern society and personal lives in a way that no other discipline has. By studying Mechanical Engineering at Kent you'll gain the skills to make your own mark in this exciting field.

At Kent, you'll study all aspects of mechanical engineering, from 3D design to advanced manufacturing, control and mechatronic to advanced robotics and fluid dynamics to thermodynamic and heat transfer, preparing you for a career in any branch of mechanical engineering.

Accreditation

We're accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which enables fast-track career progression as a professional engineer.
Accreditation will be sought from the Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE).  

Why study Mechanical Engineering at Kent?

Engineering of the future

Experience the future of technology with robotics, AI, mechatronics, fluid dynamics and more.

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Your network

Strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

The technology.

First-class facilities to support your development with access to computer labs, mechanical workshop, engineering lab, anechoic chamber and more.

Be unique.

Tailor the course to match your interests and future career plans.

Get ahead.

Take a placement year to help boost your professional skills and get paid to do it.

Everything you need to know about our Mechanical Engineering course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
BBB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

The first year of our course lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on mechanics, CAD, materials, engineering analysis and mathematics. As your knowledge of mechanical engineering grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that by your final year you can select your specialism.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so most modules consist of a mix of lectures, lab sessions, project work, example classes and independent study.

Encouraging innovation.

We have invested in cutting-edge equipment and facilities that will support you during your degree programme or research.

Your future

You'll be set up for a great career after Kent, with graduates going on to work in areas including aerospace and automotive industries, the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence, construction and building services, energy utilities, government agencies and so many more.

Help finding a job

The School of Engineering holds an annual Employability and Careers Day where you can meet local and national employers and discuss career opportunities. Ongoing support is provided by the School’s dedicated Employability Officer.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

Scholarships

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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