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School of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering MEng, BEng

MEng, BEng Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering is perhaps the broadest of all engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers have a vast impact on modern living, working to make continual improvements to the everyday things we have come to take for granted.

Mechanical Engineers help shape the way we live through the design and manufacture of everyday items such as sports equipment to high-tech operating theatres for hospitals, or industrial applications such as the structural design of oil platforms. A wide range of skills are needed to achieve this in an efficient, environmentally-friendly and sustainable way.

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You will carry out several major projects on this degree, including the first year design and manufacture project.

UCAS Code: H300 (MEng, BEng) or H305 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000; International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
IMechE accredited programme
2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
2015 entry requirements: A*AA at A-level including Mathematics and Physics, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A-level equivalencies tbc.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.


Career options

Mechanical Engineers from Leeds are highly-employable and sought after by many prestigious companies and can be found working all round the world,
from running oil platforms to working on automation and robotics, to designing
futuristic buildings and working in the manufacturing industry.

Recent graduates of this course have sucessfully secured positions such as Graduate Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Brakes Engineers, Structural Engineers, Technical Engineers with organisations such BP, Nissan Motors, Dunlop Oil and Marine Ltd, Airbus UK, BAE Systems, BNFL, Jaguar, Arup, Ricardo Consulting Engineers, Ford, Rolls Royce, Urenco, and ConocoPhillips.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics and Physics (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking).

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics).

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD overall including distinctions in Maths for Technicians, Further Maths for Technicians and Mechanical Principles & Applications.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics and Physics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

MEng only
If you are an International (non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen) applicant who has applied for, or intends to apply for, this course within the Faculty of Engineering and require a student visa to study in the UK then you will require an ATAS certificate.

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e: t: +44 (0)113 343 2149.