The first two years are common across our mechanical engineering degrees. Teaching is based on five main themes:
Years one and two include lectures, problem-solving seminars, design and manufacturing project work, presentation skills, lab experiments and study visits to engineering companies.
Project work is a strong feature of the final two years. You will pair up with another student for a technical project in year three, and in year four you will undertake a major industrial project within a team. You have the opportunity to specialise in your fourth year.
Bristol's engineering heritage is world famous, and the city continues to be an international leader in cutting-edge engineering. We are in the top ten per cent of mechanical engineering departments nationally for the standard of teaching, and we receive very positive feedback and satisfaction ratings from our students. The official society for Mechanical Engineering is MechSoc, run by the Department's students, with the aims of encouraging social and professional development.
We are also ranked highly for our research, reflecting the department's research-intensive ethos. High-quality research and teaching delivered by leading researchers in the field forms a core part of this culture, and means that you will benefit from teaching led by the latest developments and expertise. It also confirms the University of Bristol as one of the leading centres of excellence for mechanical engineering in both the UK and internationally.
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The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
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The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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