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Student Reading List

Looking for something to read before joining us in Term 1? Whilst there is no official reading list for any of our Engineering courses, some of our current students and recent alumni have put together a list of resources that helped them below:

"I used this website before coming to university to practice for interviews and for general study. It has engineering themed question sets that link directly to the Maths and Physics A-level courses so is accessible to prospective students. This website is much more accessible and easy to dip in and out of than a hefty big book!" (Alice Davis, 2020 MEng Civil Engineering graduate)

  • 'The Language of Physics' - Anton Machacek and John Cullerne

"This book is great in terms of pushing your understanding of Maths and Physics concepts beyond A-levels." (Floriane Fidegnon-Edoh, 2021 BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering graduate)

  • 'The Science of Formula 1 Design' - David Tremayne

"For anyone who is an avid follower of Formula 1, or just want to learn more about the sport, I would highly recommend reading this book. One aspect of the book which really stood out to me were the brilliant illustrations which came in the technical chapters, as they helped visualise some of the more challenging concepts." (Alfred Tam, 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Student)

  • Time Tactics of Very Successful People' - B. Griessman
  • 'Nosh for Students' - J. May

"I think there's no academic books people need to read, you'll learn everything here, so I 'd recommend focusing on personal development instead as it's much easier to adapt to academic life if you're organised, can cook etc." (Josh Snow, 2020 MEng Systems Engineering with Intercalated Year graduate)