We believe our students should be supported as you develop into inquisitive and enthusiastic problem solvers. Using a range of underpinning knowledge and technical skills, you will be able to tackle problems faced by industry today and into the future.
Our programmes introduce a full range of core engineering science modules coupled to practical projects, ensuring a highly integrated and industry-relevant degree programme.
From your first year you'll be working on major projects, often in partnership with commercial engineering companies. You will work with colleagues, staff and engineers from industry to develop real solutions to live problems.
Our degree programmes are driven by the demands of industry to produce graduates with extremely strong engineering and scientific skills. Our graduates also have strong project management and team work skills, and commercial awareness.
Our BEng degrees are either 3-years full-time, or 4-years if you choose a sandwich programme incorporating a year of professional experience. Your first year will encompass the fundamental disciplines of mechanical engineering, through academic classes in engineering science and mathematics. You will also have large integrated projects in practical settings, and we will help you to understand new technology and concepts. The course will also reflect industry practice, as you will work in groups to take products from initial concepts to built and tested prototypes.
Your second year follows on with a similar structure of academic classes coupled to major group projects. However, the focus shifts from developing your basic skills to preparing you to become a professional engineer. You can then enter your placement or final year well equipped to meet what will be demanded of you. Your final year features a major project, involving design, experimental or analytical work which can be tailored to suit your own interests.
The flexible structure of our degrees enables transfer between Mechanical and Design Engineering programmes after first year. You can also transfer between full-time and placement programmes up to the end of your second year.
The broad basis of our programme, together with the possibilities for specialisation, will make you attractive to employers from a spectrum of industries.
- Design and Experimentation
- Prototyping and Development
- Electronic Engineering Foundations
- Engineering Science
- Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Mathematics 2
- Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
- Quality Engineering
- Engineering Materials 1
- Solid Mechanics
- Dynamics and Control Systems
- Design and Engineering for the User
- Engineering for Industry
Year P - Optional placement year
See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.
- EAS Study Placement Year
- EAS Industrial Placement Year
- EAS Study/Work Placement Year
- Advanced Thermodynamics and Fluids
- Heat Transfer and Turbo-Machinery
- Energy Efficiency
- Design Failure Analysis
- Final Year Project
- Advanced Dynamics and Control Systems
- Advanced Systems Design
- Solid Mechanics and Finate Element Analysis
- Engineering Design and the Environment