Why Study Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at Huddersfield?

A career in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering means you could be at the forefront of many of the grand challenges facing society today, finding solutions to issues from sustainable transport to climate change or critical medical appliances to supporting renewable energy systems. Within our courses you’ll learn the fundamental knowledge of engineering principles and gain strong practical, theoretical, and transferrable skills that you’ll need in the world of work. Studying Mechanical and Automotive Engineering doesn't just lead to a career, it's a gateway to improved prospects, increased earning potential, and the ability to shape your own path in the ever-evolving landscape of engineering.

Our courses

Studying Mechanical Engineering

Find out more from our current students.


Gain real world skills through EnABLE

At Huddersfield, we aim to teach our students in a multidisciplinary way, solving real world engineering problems and preparing you for a career in the sector. 

In your first and second year, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in our new initiative EnABLE – which stands for Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment. You’ll work in small teams with students from across our engineering degree programmes, solving real-world engineering challenges and developing skills relevant to industry.

Find out a little bit more about EnABLE from some of those who teach, study or work in the engineering field.

Preparing you for your future career

At Huddersfield, we place a great deal of importance on industry experience. You’ll find all our 3-4 year Bachelor’s level courses or our 4-5 year Master’s level courses give you the option to undertake a year-long placement in your third year.  

Our Engineering students benefit from support from a dedicated Placement Unit, which is on hand to guide you through the application process and throughout your placement year.


Many of our Engineering courses are also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), so if you’re hoping to register as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or a Chartered Engineering (CEng) in the future, your degree studies could help you on your way. 

Meet Huzaif

"Doing a placement helped me understand the importance of each final year module. I worked at Schaeffler as an industrial engineer. They specialise in manufacturing parts and accessories for motor vehicles."

"After my placement, I was offered a part-time position during my final year. It broadened my knowledge in the industry and when I was looking for graduate roles it was easier. I believe that my placement helped me get my job at Jaguar Land Rover." 

Find out more about placements
3rd Year placement opportunity

Our Facilities

There’s lots of ways you can expand your CV whilst making new friends at Huddersfield.  

As an engineering student, you have the option to get involved with our student teams as part of your final year individual project.  

Help design and build a single seat racing car with Team HARE, and then compete in the IMechE Formula Student at Silverstone.  



Oversee the design, manufacture and operation of an unmanned aircraft as part of the Team HAWK Unmanned Aerial System team.

Or take part in the IMechE Railway Challenge at Stapleford Miniature Railway by working as a team work to design, develop, and manufacture a 10 ¼” gauge railway locomotive.

How to apply

Here is what you need to know about applying to the University of Huddersfield.

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