Mechanical Engineering


Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Mechanical Engineering resources page.

Here you will find out exactly what our academics are looking for in their students, including skills they look out for, some of the topics they want you to know, recommended reading and useful places to boost your knowledge.

So without further ado let's get started!

Skills we are looking for

  • Curiosity about how things work
  • Intrigue on how things can be improved
  • Hands-on practical experience
  • Learners who actively explore topics further independently
  • Strong maths skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience with computing simulation

"These skills will help you to develop a deep understanding of mechanical engineering and enable you to go on to design a wide range of systems."

Mechanical Engineering academic

Topics to explore before you start

  • The basic anatomy of a scooter, automotive vehicle and aeroplane
  • Understand forces, energy and work
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Programmes to know before you start

  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and outlook.
  • Basic email functions
  • How to use and edit PDFs

"As students go through their courses they will be taught a range of industry leading software tools and often students can have their own software licence, from our experience Windows computers offer the best compatibility."

Mechanical Engineering academic

Websites our academics recommend

Munro Live:

Munro Live is a series of short, super informative videos by Sandy Munro, whose company is a world leading engineering and manufacturing consulting firm. See teardowns of the latest automotive products to hit the market.

TED Talks:

These can cover some of the quirkier aspects of exciting experiences, such as 3D printed UAVs, flying cars, electric and solar-powered aircraft, and hello to a robot.

Professional bodies to research

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE):

A great source of information and the market leader among professional engineering bodies. Indeed we are very proud that our Mechanical engineering courses are accredited by the Institution. Don't worry if you haven't heard of it though. We'll be inviting them to come and meet you - and membership is free while you're a student at UH.

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Courses Herts offer

Interested in studying Mechanical Engineering here at Herts?

Take a look at our undergraduate course below:

As part of this course, you will have the opportunity to add an additional year to study abroad or do a work placement.

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Contact us

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