Careers and employability
Supporting your future
Career opportunities for mechanical engineering graduates are as diverse as the field itself. You could be coming up with new ideas or managing complex systems. Our graduates go into careers in the automotive, biomechanics and manufacturing industries, as well as further study or research.
- Employability rate: 95% (15 months after the course, source Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019)
- Average salary: £28,000 (15 months after the course, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019)
VIDEO: Engineering alumni panel
Watch the recent engineering alumni panel where our alumni talk about their time studying at university and their careers since.
My graduate journey
Graduate Alice completed a graduate scheme with Schneider Electric that exposed her to different areas of and roles in engineering.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
Mechanical Engineering at Manchester
Hear from some current students and staff.
Find out more about the exciting opportunities a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Manchester brings.
Our teaching is enhanced by a blended approach, with ‘on demand’ content combined alongside real-time and face-to-face activity.
Lecture content is provided in a variety of forms for you, such as videos, podcasts and presentations. We use Blackboard, our web-based virtual learning system, alongside Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Your interactions with academics and fellow students are an incredibly important part of your learning. We use a variety of tools, including discussion boards and interactive online sessions, as well as tutorial sessions to support this.
Peer Support and Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS).
PASS sessions offer you the opportunity to gain support, advice and help with your studies from students. These students have been in the same position as you, and are able to share their experience. They volunteer to provide a safe space where you can ask questions at any time throughout your year.
Welcome to MECD
A new home for engineering in the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
The new Manchester Engineering Campus Development will be the single largest home for engineering in any UK university. Within the walls of this new campus, you will be able to enjoy innovative learning spaces and modern facilities that will enhance your university experience.
COVID-19 and your course
Providing high quality teaching
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a quality learning environment.
Meet one of your lecturers
Meet Dr Philip Bonello, a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, and stream his taster session on mechanical systems.
Discover who we are
We love helping students to discover their passion for Mechanical Engineering here in our Department.
Events for offer-holders
Parents and carers event
We will be hosting a dedicated session for parents / carers and supporters for courses within the School of Engineering in the Spring.
This session will enable parents/carers and supporters to find out more information and ask questions about your chosen course and the University.
Mechanical Engineering - on demand
Explore the recordings of previous engineering online sessions, including talks on Mechanical Engineering and alumni panels.
Virtual tour of the Department
Get an idea of what our Department is like by taking a virtual tour and hearing from some of our students and staff.
Chat to our students
A student's perspective
Find out more about life at Manchester directly from our students.
Chat with student ambassadors from your subject area.
Ask any questions you have and get the answers only our students can give you.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
Beyond your subject
Visit our offer-holder guide to university life
Your university experience is about more than your degree.
Find out where you could live, how we'll support you, what financial packages are available and how we'll help you develop the distinctive attributes of a Manchester graduate.
Accept your offer
This is your future
Log on to UCAS Track to accept or keep track of your offer.
This is how we'll keep in contact with you about what stage your offer is at. It's also where you can accept your offer and make Manchester your first choice for your future.