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School of Mechanical Engineering

Student and Alumni profiles

Sarah MokhdhariSarah Mohd Mokhdhari
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

"My first year projects were very stimulating from the beginning. I remember how excited I was when I started to learn Solidworks, LabVIEW and MATLAB which were to be used in my projects."

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Jane EcclesJane Eccles
MEng Medical Engineering

"Medical Engineering is a great course as it gives you a mechanical basis which opens up many doors. Being a numeric degree it allows you to explore many options when you come to look for placements and jobs."

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Brandon PhuaBrandon Phua
BEng Mechanical Engineering

"Studying through this first year at Leeds has greatly broadened my knowledge of engineering. Through the various lectures and hands-on lab sessions, I'm very satisfied with all that the lecturers have taught me."

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Sarah GriffithsSarah Griffiths
MEng Mechanical Engineering


"I really enjoyed being able to work on a wide range of practical projects, from building buggies to making my own clamp made from basic materials."

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Valeria FilippouValeria Filippou
MEng Medical Engineering

"My third year individual project was aiming to develop a soft robot which emulates the human’s finger behaviour. I think this was the hardest but most interesting project that i have done so far."

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Adam WagenfieldAdam Wagenfield
MEng Mechanical Engineering

"I was one of three engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering given the opportunity to live and work in Japan at the Toyota Boshoku Corporation for 10 weeks."

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Ruth CoeRuth Coe
MEng Medical Engineering

"I am constantly inspired by the medical engineering research happening at Leeds and as a result want to pursue that further in the future."

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Placements

All our degrees allow you to undertake a placement year as part of your degree. On successfully completing your placement, you will be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title to demonstrate your unique expertise to future employers.

sameer-qureshiSameer Qureshi
MEng Automotive Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Solid Solutions

"I'm running simulation design studies for the Leeds F15 Formula Student car which is an amazing opportunity as I get to put the skills I’ve gained to use."

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ali-iqbalAli Iqbal
BEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Schneider Electric

"As part of my industrial placement I work closely with the line process manager on a daily basis and lead the implementation of improvement projects."

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joshua-barrettJoshua Barrett
MEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Cobham

"I am on the graduate scheme, which is a 2-3 year programme consisting of 6 month placements in different areas of the company."

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Saad AliSaad Ali
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Cummins Turbo Technologies

"Working for a multinational company and immersing myself in the global community culture of Cummins has been a hugely rewarding experience for me."

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tom-bryonTom Bryon
MEng Automotive Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Cummins

"At Cummins there is a large number of placement students and everyone is fully immersed within the company with real responsibility and important roles."

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kiran-beersingKiran Beersing-Vasquez
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Mentor Graphics

"I really enjoy the responsibility that is given to me. I feel that my work is trusted, and that I can ask for help and advice for any problems."

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Stephen-JeffreysStephen Jeffreys
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Lubrizol

"I am involved in a lot of engineering projects which are at the forefront of research in the fields of friction and wear relating to internal combustion engines."

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Menelaos-KanakisMenelaos Kanakis
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at National Instruments

"Working for an electronic company for a year allowed me to learn a vast variety about electrical and electronic concepts."

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wojciech-marcinekWojciech Marcinek
MEng Mechatronic and Robotics (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Pace PLC

"I took a year in industry to gain practical experience in engineering. Partially, to improve my employability after graduation and increase chances of finding a job."

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jacob-eldredJacob Eldred
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Summer placement at the University of Leeds

"The project involved designing and building a four poster suspension test bed that would be able to simulate the track used in the second year competition."

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mazvydasMazvydas Mark Narvidas
MEng Mechatronic and Robotics (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at National Instruments

"I really enjoyed the versatility of the job. Besides being able to travel and teach training courses and seminars, I also had the chance to work on two separate projects."

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Tom HartasTom Hartas
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at BAE Systems

"I would highly recommend doing a year in industry, the experience you gain will be invaluable and will help you in the job market upon graduation."

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Mike ScottMike Scott
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Cummins Turbo Technologies

"My rotation plan has included time as a product engineer in two project teams working within different product lines as well as a technology and test facilities function."

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Hagar NiblettHagar Niblett
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Red Bull Racing

"Definitely do a placement, even if it is within an area of the industry that is less appealing to you, it may surprise you and the experience gained is invaluable."

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Akshay AnnadataAkshay Annadata
MEng Mechanical Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Airbus

"I would definitely advise and encourage students to apply for year in industry, since it can be a life turning point like it is in my case."

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Constantin NeacsuConstantin Neacsu
MEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering (Industrial)
Industrial placement year at Cummins Turbo Technologies

"My experiences at Leeds and Cummins have broadened my professional spectrum, revealing exciting new possibilities for my future in a wide range of industries."

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Tommy YipTommy Yip
MEng Mechatronics and Robotics (Industrial)

Industrial placement year at Arup

"My placement year was a great experience for me, it gave me a taste of the working environment in a global company and helped me understand the importance of team-work."

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Alumni 

We aim to maintain strong links with our alumni and encourage all our former students to stay involved with the School. The main way to stay in touch is through Leeds alumni online, which has 30,000 members and counting.

scott-falkinerScott Falkiner
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Technical Engineer at British Airways

"The links with engineering companies through the Industrial Advisory board helped to set those initial expectations for what to expect for life after University."

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Emily BurnsEmily Burns
MEng Medical Engineering

Test Engineer at DePuy Synthes

"Choosing the University of Leeds was very easy, especially when I considered the whole student experience and the strong medical links within the region."

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Jack HooperJack Hooper
MEng Mechanical Engineering

Director at Team Turquoise

"The Mechanical Engineering Course at Leeds is a great, broad course that not only set me down this path but also developed the skills I have needed to create a product."

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michael-peplowMichael Peplow
MEng Mechanical Engineering

Graduate Mechanical Engineer at Amec

"When I first came to the University of Leeds, it was ranked 22nd for mechanical engineering. It’s now 1st. Says a lot, don’t you think?"

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Sean PerrySean Perry
MEng Automotive Engineering
Design Engineer at International Nuclear Services

"Involvement in the Formula Student Project helped me to get my job. I was able to use examples of team working and management which are applicable in the work place."

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Andrew ShovlinAndrew Shovlin
BEng Mechanical Engineering
Chief Race Engineer at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team

"When I was choosing where to study, the University of Leeds really stood out."

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Sian OwenSian Owen
MEng Automotive Engineering

Graduate Scheme - Jaguar Land Rover

"The skills and experiences I gained at Leeds have helped me to get the graduate job I really wanted in the powertrain department at Jaguar Land Rover."

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Esme LowethEsme Loweth
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Graduate Scheme - Airbus

"Alongside teaching technical theory, the course develops skills which are fundamental for students wishing to pursue a career in industry or academia."

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Abimbola OladokunAbimbola Oladokun
BEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

Undertaking a PhD in Bio-tribocorrosion

"During the first year of my course I became fascinated by the overlap between materials engineering and biology."

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Peter CulmerPeter Culmer
MEng Mechatronics

Research Fellow in Surgical Technologies

"I loved the fun, vibrant atmosphere of the city and university; there is something for everyone, but still on a scale that feels personal."

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Dominic WelmanDominic Welman
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
Flight Physics Engineer at QinetiQ

"The material you learn throughout years 3 and 4 years really puts you in a good position to go into industry and be a successful part of complex team projects."

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Luke DuttonLuke Dutton
MEng Automotive Engineering

Project Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

"My involvement with the Formula Student was one of the best things that I did at Leeds and hepled me to develop skills that I needed to work on the graduate scheme."

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Joe-thorogood-thumbnailJoe Thorogood
MEng Mechanical Engineering

Rolls-Royce Leadership Programme

"The variety in teaching methods is one of the best aspects of the degree – hugely beneficial when it comes to jobs applications."

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Gary SlavinGary Slavin
MEng Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering

Robotic Shot Peen Process Owner at Rolls-Royce Plc.

"If you want to study an Engineering degree supported by great teaching staff, in a city which can offer you so much, then Leeds should top the list of places you consider."

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