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School of Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degrees

With an international reputation for our teaching and research the School of Mechanical Engineering is one of the leading mechanical engineering departments in the UK offering courses that reflect the latest developments in the field and are geared around a wide range of careers.

Here are just a few benefits of studying Mechanical Engineering at Leeds:

- We are ranked in the Number 1 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering by the Guardian 2016 League Table.

- Mechanical Engineering scored 95% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS) and our Aerospace Engineering course scored 100% overall student satisfaction.

- All of our degree courses (with the exception of Product Design) are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which will help you to become a chartered engineer after graduation.

- 90% of our recent graduates have successfully secured a professional or managerial position within six months of graduating (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey).

- You can choose from a range of flexible modules to reflect your interests or careers plans.

- You will benefit from our integrated style of teaching and assessment. Laboratory classes and project work allow you to gain hands-on experience investigating and applying material from your lectures to real life situations. Watch our first year design and manufacture project videos.

- You can get involved in our Formula student race car project, designing and building a single seat racing car used to compete in various international competitions.

- Our strong links with industry ensures that our courses are in line with employers needs and is one of many reasons why our graduates are highly sought after by employers.

- Our dedicated employability team will provide you with support and advice to help you find relevant work experience, internships and year in industry placements, as well as graduate positions.


Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students


- You have the opportunity to study either for a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) or a Masters in Engineering (MEng).

- We offer scholarships worth up to £8,000 for new students.

- All of our degree courses offer you the opportunity to study abroad or undertake a placement year.

- You will have access to excellent facilities including laboratories, design studio and teaching space, supplemented by modern CAD cluster, extensive computing equipment and workshop facilities. Specialist facilities including laboratory space and equipment for subjects such as solid mechanics, engine testing and thermofluids, control and dynamics, give you a creative and stimulating learning environment.

- You will be learn how to identify, analyse and respond effectively to ethical issues arising in your professional lives, and benefit from a national centre of excellence with expertise in engineering ethics and professionalism.