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School of Mechanical Engineering

Student and Alumni profiles

Student experience

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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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.

Mike ScottMike Scott
MEng Mechanical Engineering
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
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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Constantin NeacsuConstantin Neacsu
MEng Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
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

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.

Emily BurnsEmily Burns
MEng Medical Engineering

Test Engineer, 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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Andrew ShovlinAndrew Shovlin
BEng Mechanical Engineering
Chief Race Engineer, 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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