Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering contributes greatly to the modern world. On account of this, mechanical engineers are behind many of today’s innovative developments in transport, the environment and biomedicine. They are responsible for generating the ideas, design and development of countless products, processes and systems from large scale industrial projects to complex and sophisticated instruments.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on Thornton Science Park, a modern expressly-designed site that profits from a recently-completed multi-million pound renovation that has created a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility.

Thornton Science Park Sign

The Thornton Science Park campus was home to Shell UK’s exploration and research centre since the 1940s, and its takeover by the University of Chester heralded the opportunity to apply its legacy to the continuation of world-class innovation and research in Science and Engineering in the North West.

Students benefit from world-class laboratories furbished with modern, cutting edge equipment and have the opportunity to undertake work experience with industrial and commercial partners, some of which are based on the Thornton Science Park. The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides students with professional skills and a unique educational experience in a friendly and supportive atmosphere to help them develop the potential to become industry ready and leaders in their chosen areas of specialism.

Mech Eng Building

The Engineering library facilities are excellent, both on the Thornton Science Park and on the Chester Parkgate Road Campus, where Engineering students have their accommodation and recreational facilities. Transport to and from the Thornton site will be provided by the University of Chester.

The University of Chester has a 175-year history of innovation and creativity in teaching, learning and research and we are committed to achieving excellence and employability through state-of-the-art research informed teaching for all students registered on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. What is more, the Department of Mechanical Engineering works very closely with industry so that students can benefit from industrially driven research and development which significantly enhances the teaching and learning experience. For more information on our collaborators please see our Research section.

Academic Programmes:

The Department currently offer the following courses to study: