Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

“I chose to study Mechanical Engineering because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into and the course gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.”

Gurpreet

Year of Study

3rd

Qualification(s)

MEng (Hons)


Why did you choose Loughborough University?

I chose to do my degree at Loughborough because it’s such a great campus University; it’s like living in a little town. The student experience here is one of the best in the country so I knew I’d have a good time.

Loughborough is one of the best universities for Engineering and when I visited during the open days, I felt like I fit right in. I chose Mechanical Engineering in particular because I wasn’t sure what type of engineering I wanted to go into. Mechanical Engineering gave me the opportunity to explore lots of different types of engineering within the degree.

What do you enjoy about your course?

I enjoy taking the theory I learn in lectures and tutorials and applying it in practical sessions. Practical labs are extremely vital in an engineering degree, it is important to be able to apply your theory to real life situations in order to develop yourself as an engineer. I really enjoy all our labs on course as they help you to understand all the content you’ve been learning, and it’s also fun and a bit different from your regular tutorials.

Have you had any support from the University?

If I’m struggling with my work, lecturers are always contactable and willing to help you in whatever way they can.

Have you done a professional placement?

I have just completed my placement year at Vauxhall Motors in Luton as a Quality and Dimensional Engineer which was amazing! I was able to apply some of the engineering theory that I had learnt in my first two years at University to real life practical situations. Working in industry also helped me improve my confidence and my social skills.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I would like to continue in an engineering role and become a Chartered engineer.

What would you say to someone considering your course?

I would say, DO IT. There is no better place to be. The course is hard work but it is extremely rewarding and you’ll meet so many great people.

How do you find the social atmosphere on campus?

There’s always something to do on campus. You never have to go far to find something to do so you’re never bored and there are so many opportunities.

There are so many different clubs and societies you can join here at Loughborough. If you’re sporty, there is pretty much every sports club under the sun here! There is such a variety of societies to choose from. I’m currently on the Committee for the Women’s Engineering Society which is a professional society. I’ve had the opportunity to network with people from different universities as well as lots of different engineering companies. I’ve met so many amazing people and I have developed professionally throughout my time on the committee.