Project work

Overview

students working on their projects

If you’re looking for future career success then the project work you’ll carry out on your course will take you one step closer to achieving that goal. Project work will not only give you an excellent opportunity to further explore a subject but will enable you to develop valuable skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

All of our courses contain project work in every year of study. This means that you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practically apply the academic knowledge you’ve gained from your engineering science modules.

Our courses are built on the principles of: conceive, design, implement and operate (CDIO), an international initiative that seeks to place the learning of engineering science in the context of what engineers actually do. We believe this approach will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental science and help you to relate abstract concepts to real-world problems.

As part of this initiative, you’ll be able to take part in a series of challenging ‘design and make’ group projects in your first and second years. These are largely self-build projects, where you’ll use tools to fabricate and assemble the systems you need to design. These hands-on activities also provide key workshop practice, allowing you to cut and assemble materials in our recently refurbished model-making workshop, which has a wide range of metalworking and prototyping tools, including 3D printers.

Joe Thorogood - MEng Mechanical Engineering - Leadership Programme, Rolls-Royce

I was able to tell recruiters about the leadership and soft skills I gained through group projects and hands-on lab exercises. What better preparation for getting a top job?
Joe Thorogood