Engineering at Loughborough

Loughborough’s history of excellence in engineering dates back to 1909; today, we proudly stand as one of the largest engineering universities in the UK.

Why choose Engineering at Loughborough University?

Our incredible reputation for producing highly-skilled graduates is renowned across the industry. Their unique combination of transferable skills and technical knowledge makes Loughborough’s engineering students attractive to major employers including Rolls-Royce, JCB, Triumph, Formula One, GE Oil & Gas and so many more.

Not only do our engineering students receive world-class teaching and access to enviable placement and graduate opportunities, their learning is housed in state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities that have been developed to suit the practical focus of all of our courses.

Whatever your engineering interests, be reassured that you’ll find a wealth of knowledge, expertise and opportunities at Loughborough.

Our engineering courses span a wide range of different engineering disciplines

We're the UK’s leading university for engineering placements

We are the UK’s leading university for engineering placements, sending 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university.*

In an increasingly competitive graduate job market, we recognise the importance of building a stellar application that can outshine a crowd. Rising numbers of employers are looking for more than just a degree from their graduate employees – they want to see proof of commitment and experience of engineering application in industry.

For this reason, we encourage all our engineering students to incorporate a placement year into their degree. We’ve got fantastic links with a huge number of leading employers who actively seek out Loughborough students for placements and internships, and an abundance of support and help available in securing them.

In addition to providing invaluable professional experience and deepening your understanding of taught theory in a practical setting, undertaking a placement is a great way to build your professional network and sometimes even secure permanent employment after graduation.

Companies who have provided recent placements include: Adidas, Airbus, AMG Petronus Motorsport, BE Systems, Bechtel, Bentley, Bosch, British Airways, British sugar, Cadbury, Caterpillar, Costain, Cummins, Decathlon, Dyson, Esso, e-on, Ford, Interserve, Jaguar, Land Rover, JCB, Nestle, Nissan, Pepsico, Pfizer, Pirelli, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, ThamesLink, Triumph, Total, Unilever, Vinci, and WilliamsMartiniRacing.

My year in industry allowed me to apply what I have learnt at university in an engineering environment – I would highly recommend completing a placement.

Keiron MEng Product Design Engineering, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

We’re always investing in new facilities…and it shows!

Our purpose built facilities allow you to put theory into practice on industrial standard equipment. Our courses have a very practical focus and include a considerable amount of hands on time within our world-class laboratories.

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