Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ranked in the top ten for mechanical engineering in The Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015
Why Choose Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough?
We are leaders in technological research and innovation with extensive national and international industrial links, and a long-standing tradition of excellent teaching. Particular emphasis is placed
on including direct involvement of engineers from industry incorporating the latest technologies and ideas to ensure that our courses are always industrially relevant and up-to-date.
There are laboratories and workshops for disciplines spanning; dynamics and control, electronics, fluid mechanics, healthcare engineering, internal combustion engines, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, powertrain dynamics, additive manufacturing, sports engineering, structural integrity and thermodynamics.
We also have an extensive manufacturing and production facility simulating the factory environment for the engineering applications, ranging from high speed CNC systems to welding lasers.
Industrial training – Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)
We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements sending over 45% more students on placement than any other university (2014 HESA student record).
All of the courses can be taken with a salaried industrial placement in Year 3 and over 130 students take this option every year. For the award of a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) or Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) you need to complete a minimum of 45 weeks work in a company.
The School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is notified of such vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, and we will provide support and help for you to gain a suitable placement, under the guidance of the Director of Professional Training.
Students work in a variety of organisations including automotive, aerospace, electronic, consumer goods, computer software and food processing industries. Your role might be as a designer, manufacturing engineer or as a plant engineer, in research or development, or in several of these areas within one company.
The Innovative Manufacturing Engineering course extends the industrial training by incorporating placements in the first two years, as well as in Year 3, at two or more companies within the IME sponsoring Industrial Consortium.
Recent placement students have worked for virtually every major engineering company in the UK including; Toyota, Triumph, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, BP, Tata Steel, DERA, Vauxhall, The Boots Co. plc, Eurotherm Drives Ltd, 3M Healthcare, Schlumberger and TRW Lucas Aerospace.
All Manufacturing and Mechanical courses are fully accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In addition Engineering Management, Innovative Manufacturing Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering, and Product Design Engineering courses, are also accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), while Product Design Engineering carries accreditation by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).
All students on the MEng courses have the opportunity to study abroad in their third or final academic year. If suitable for international study then this will lead to the award of a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS). A network of engineering departments from around 30 institutions throughout Europe cooperate in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
Sponsorships and scholarships
All courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.
The Innovative Manufacturing Engineering course has its own unique industrial sponsorship arrangements, which provides successful students with bursaries and salaried training for the duration of the degree course. For more details please see our website or visit www.lboro.ac.uk/funding
Students studying Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering degree courses, and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service, may be eligible for financial support under the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme.
Our degree courses are provided with the option of the Science and Engineering Foundation Studies route option. This presents the opportunity for students from a wide variety of backgrounds, but with inappropriate qualifications, to transfer onto the degree course of choice, after completing a year of dedicated preparatory modules.
There are laboratories for disciplines such as; dynamics and control, electronics, fluid mechanics, healthcare engineering, internal combustion engines, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, additive manufacturing, sports engineering, structural integrity and thermodynamics.
We also have extensive facilities for the engineering applications of lasers and high value manufacturing engineering.
Our CNC machine tool workshops and electronics workshop are managed by skilled technical staff, who will work closely with you to develop ideas and support project work.
We have extensive facilities devoted to the engineering applications of lasers and high value manufacturing engineering, areas in which our achievements in research and teaching have been recognised by two prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.
Over 97% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating.
Recent graduates are now employed by 3M Healthcare, Adidas, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd., Delphi Diesel Systems, Dyson, GE Sensing, GM Vauxhall, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB, Lubrizol, Mercedes Benz, Perkins Engines, Puma, Renishaw, Rolls Royce, Sagentia, Tetra Engineering, Triumph, Unilever and Vax.