Mechanical engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of almost everything. As a mechanical engineer you could become involved in design, manufacture, research, development, management or marketing. Our courses share a common first two years, which means you have the freedom to switch courses up until the end of your second year.
Our Industrial Advisory Board ensures our courses are up-to-date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry upon graduation.
Many of our degrees are accredited by the relevant accrediting body, such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), see course pages for details.
Studying with us
in the UK for Mechanical Engineering
The Guardian University Guide 2022
Careers and employability
University of Leeds students are among the top 5 most targeted by top employers according to The Graduate Market 2021, High Fliers Research.
Welcome to the School of Mechanical Engineering
Industrial placement year
Exceptional student experience
You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world. You’ll be guided through your course by your personal tutor who’ll provide academic and pastoral support. Our student support team in the School helps with anything from academic advice to timetabling and project submission enquiries.
90% overall student satisfaction for mechanical engineering, National Student Survey 2020. Top 5 in the Russell Group.
Find out more about our diverse student community from example profiles of our current students and alumni.