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.
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Why study at Leeds?
Accredited degrees: 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.
Hands-on learning: All our courses are practical, so you’ll benefit from specialist facilities including extensive lab space and equipment, putting into practice what you have learned by designing, manufacturing and assembling devices and testing their performance.
Flexible degrees: Enhance your learning by choosing to take a study abroad year or industry placement, which develops your independence and is attractive to employers.
Career prospects: Our graduates are highly sought after by leading employers. 92% of UK based graduates who responded from the School of Mechanical Engineering are in graduate level employment such as professional or managerial work within 15 months of graduation. (Graduating cohort 2020/21, Graduate Outcome Survey)
Research-based learning: Our globally recognised research feeds directly into your course and shapes what you learn with the latest thinking.
Global community: When you choose to study at the University of Leeds, you'll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of students and researchers who come from all over the world.
Supporting your studies: We support you from the moment you arrive to help you adjust to studying at university, and you'll be guided through your course by your personal tutor. We’re proud to have been awarded Silver Athena SWAN status which shows our strong commitment to equality.
Leeds Gryphon Racing
Leeds has had a rich history with Formula Student. Our team strives to be one of the top Formula student teams in the UK. We use our engineering knowledge to design and manufacture excellent cars. We implement design processes from industry to ensure our cars are of the highest quality!
in the UK for Aerospace Engineering
Guardian University Guide 2024
in the world for Engineering and Technology
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
in the UK for Mechanical Engineering
Complete University Guide 2024
Grand buildings, iconic landmarks and sustainable green space: our single-site campus has it all. When you study at the University of Leeds, you’ll be on the doorstep to one of the most vibrant and multicultural cities in the UK, with the benefit of enjoying our historic campus.
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