Undergraduate study


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering  - study area

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Ranked top 3 for Mechanical Engineering. Guardian University Guide 2017.

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.

Professional recognition

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).

Industrial training – Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS)

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with over 30% more students on year-long placements than any other university (2015/16 HESA UG 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.

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.

Career prospects

98% of employed graduates were in managerial or professional roles 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.


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.

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.  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.

International study

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).

Foundation year

Our degree courses are provided with a 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.