University of Leeds

The University of Leeds offers a range of Engineering BEng and MEng courses, including Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Product Design, as well as many others.

Mechanical engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of almost everything, and there are jobs for mechanical engineers in most areas of industry. As a mechanical engineer you could become involved in design, manufacture, research, development, management or marketing.

The University of Leeds is ranked top 5 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering by every major UK league table. It was also ranked 1st in the Guardian university league tables 2018. It has also achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017, ranked 2nd out of the Russell Group universities (top research-intensive UK universities).

Research-based degrees
The University of Leeds has an active research environment which enables it to offer a range of exciting courses taught by experts who are leaders in their fields. In addition, you’ll be directly engaged in research through substantial individual and team-based project work – giving you access to the University’s specialist facilities.

Industry-relevant courses
An Industrial Advisory Committee helps ensure the University of Leeds courses are up-to-date with the modern practices and techniques that will enable you to succeed in industry upon graduation. Many courses are also accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Flexible degrees
All Engineering courses at the University of Leeds share a common first two years. This means you have the freedom to switch courses up until the end of your second year. You also have the option of extending your studies through the Study Abroad and industrial placement year options.

Hands-on learning
Laboratory classes, project work and fieldwork allow you to gain hands-on experience, investigating and applying material from your lectures and tutorials to real-life work situations.

Automotive Engineering

Automotive engineering is concerned with the life-cycle support (including design, manufacture, performance and durability testing) of vehicles: from road and off-road vehicles to race cars, as well as vans and trucks.

This course will give you in-depth knowledge of mechanical engineering through modules common to all our programmes, as well as the specialist knowledge and skills to work in today’s automotive industry. You’ll prepare to meet key challenges, such as designing sustainable vehicles that meet rising safety and performance standards in a cost-effective way. To do this, you’ll develop an awareness of the commercial issues that impact on design and production processes.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers help shape the way we live through the design and manufacture of everyday items, from sports equipment to high-tech operating theatres for hospitals, vehicles and public transport infrastructure, and industrial applications such as the structural design of oil platforms.

This course will develop your knowledge and skills across the full range of mechanical engineering, from the fundamentals of design and manufacture to fluid dynamics. You’ll also have scope to specialise in fields that interest you, such as vehicle design or biomedical engineering. Furthermore, you will participate in project work at every stage of the course.

Product Design

Product Design touches every aspect of modern life, and there is growing demand from industry for students who are both creative and technically literate.

This multidisciplinary course bridges the gap between arts and engineering-led courses. It offers an even balance of art and technology, allowing you to explore the links between the two. You’ll gain the broad base of skills to work with designers from both arts and engineering backgrounds. This will enable you to see a product development process through from initial concept to detail and production development.

The University of Leeds has an international reputation for design and innovation across many disciplines. All staff are either product designers or active researchers in related fields, which means that you’ll benefit from cutting-edge learning and teaching. The University of Leeds also has strong links with industry ensure which course materials meet the needs of the sector.

Subjects Available at University of Leeds

The University of Leeds offers Engineering degrees in the following subject areas:

  • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Medical Engineering
  • Product Design


Qualifications Offered by University of Leeds

The University of Leeds offers Engineering degrees with the following qualifications:

  • BEng
    • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Medical Engineering
  • BSc
    • Product Design
  • MEng
    • Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics and Robotics
    • Medical Engineering
  • MDes
    • Product Design

Industrial Placements with University of Leeds

With the help and support of the faculty Employability Team, you can choose to undertake an industrial placement year at one of the 100+ companies that have a partnership with the University of Leeds. If you decide to undertake a placement year this will extend your period of study by 12 months. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded the ‘industrial’ variant in your degree title to demonstrate your added experience to future employers.

As a BEng student you have the option to undertake the placement between years 2 and 3. MEng, BEng students can choose to do this either between years 2 and 3 or years 3 and 4.

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