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Undergraduate degrees

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.

We also teach Product Design BSc and contribute to the multidisciplinary Mechatronics and Robotics MEng, BEng course.

Enhancing your degree

Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your university experience, develop as a person, and grow in confidence.

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Taking an industrial placement during your course gives you a competitive edge when taking your next steps.

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Studying a four-year Integrated Masters (MEng, BEng), extends your studies to Masters-level. It’s the highest award for undergraduate studies in engineering in the UK.

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Study in the School of Mechanical Engineering

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Study product design

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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. 95% of UK based graduates from the School of Mechanical Engineering are employed and/or in further study within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcome Survey 2019/20).

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.

Top ten

in the UK for Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

Complete University Guide 2023

Top 100

in the world for Engineering

Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Top ten

in the UK for Mechanical Engineering

Complete University Guide 2023

Exploring Leeds

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.

Find your place

One of the best ways to find out what it's like to live and study in Leeds is by speaking to a student. We have over 100 ambassadors live on Unibuddy, and you can search by course, subject area, level of study and nationality to find the right person to talk to.

“Engineers make a huge impact on the world and Leeds is the perfect place to study Mechanical Engineering.”
Mechanical Engineering BEng

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Paige is a Medical Engineering (Industrial) MEng student, choosing to undertake an industrial placement year as part of her degree working as a Supply Chain Executive at L’Oréal. Find out more about Paige's experience.

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"I have loved working with Leeds Gryphon Racing, the Formula Student team at the University of Leeds. I have worked with people who are stellar at what they do, and they have taught me so much."
Automotive Engineering MEng, BEng

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