Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing

With an estimated need for an additional 1.8 million engineers in the UK by 2025, our mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering courses are designed to develop skilled, industry-ready graduate engineers.

  • Our mechanical and manufacturing courses are professionally accredited, providing you with the perfect stepping stone to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
  • You will have access to modern facilities* in our High Performance Engineering Centre*. Highlights include wind tunnels, a composites lab, a metrology lab, a flow lab, an AVL engine test cell, a range of CNC machinery, a laser workshop and a full-size Harrier jet.
  • Manufacturing students study in our award-winning Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME), a collaboration between Coventry University and Unipart Manufacturing.
  • AME has received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize, which recognises excellence, innovation and education in the work carried out by UK colleges and universities.
  • Following your second year, there is an option for you to apply for a one-year professional work placement or study abroad in a partner institution*.
  • We have extensive links with industry. Previous students have secured placements with Aston Martin Lagonda, Babcock International Group, Cummins, GE-Aviation and GKN.
  • You will have opportunities to participate in exciting field trips abroad*, which have recently included trips to Poland, Bulgaria, China, Belgium and the USA.

Our Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing facilities

Factory on the floor

Faculty on the factory floor

AME brings together academia, industry, and research and development in a ‘live’ manufacturing environment. Our partnership with Unipart gives you the opportunity to work with some of the most talented engineering professionals in the UK.
 

High performance engineering centre

High Performance Engineering Centre (HPEC)

Situated on the ground floor of our Engineering and Computing Building, the centre houses flight and driving simulators, a chassis design assembly and test facility, wind tunnels and a fleet of CNC manufacturing machines.

Metals workshop

Metals Workshop

Participate in technical work in a hands-on way. The workshop includes lathes, milling machines, fabrication equipment for sheet metal work, CNC machines, work benches, welding lines and a fitting assembly area.
 

More than a course

  • Facilities, shows or events mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Please check individual course pages for specific details regarding what facilities, shows or events are available for each course.
  • Please note that any opportunities or experiences referred to on this page may be subject to additional costs (for example travel, visas and accommodation), competitive application, availability and meeting any applicable visa requirements.
  • Staff may be subject to change.
  • The majority of our courses are formally recognised by professional bodies. This means that the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams.
  • Accreditations and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the university maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. If the accreditation of any of our courses change, we will notify applicants and students as soon as possible. Please check the relevant course web page for up-to-date information on the current status of individual course accreditations.
  • The university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with government and public health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.
  • Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.
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