Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

We are leaders in technological research and innovation with extensive national and international industrial links, and a long-standing tradition of excellent teaching. We have an international reputation for the quality of our courses and the graduates produced. With excellent links with industry and focused content you will learn the skills and knowledge to build a successful career.

Top 100 in the world for Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023
Top 10 in the UK for Mechanical Engineering The Guardian University Guide 2024
Top 10 in the UK for Manufacturing and Production Engineering The Complete University Guide 2024
Top 5 in the UK for Student Experience in Electrical and Electronic Engineering The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
1st in the world for the eighth time running for sport-related subjects QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017-2024

Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough

Our engineering courses underpin and are essential to all industrial sectors in the UK and around the world. 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. Any one of our courses can be the start of a fascinating and rewarding career in the domain of your choice: aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, defence, healthcare, retail, media, communications, energy and banking, to name a few.

With the world of engineering changing so rapidly, our aim is to develop and nurture the world’s top engineering talent, to ensure the next generation of engineers are able to tackle these challenges and play a significant part in shaping our future. Every single course within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering is industry focused, research driven and unique from day one. Taught by world leading academics, our students have the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest, setting them up for a successful career in their chosen industry. Our courses also provide the opportunity for training placements, allowing any student to maximise their educational and professional experiences.

For those who do not have the appropriate qualifications, each of our courses has a foundation route, giving students from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to transfer onto their degree of choice, after completing a year of dedicated preparatory modules.

Links with industry

The majority of undergraduate degree programmes provide students with the opportunity to undertake a salaried placement year. If you choose to undertake a year in industry, you will complete a full year of assessed industrial training typically between years two and three of your academic studies.

Our dedicated Placements Team is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year and provide support with the application process to help you secure a suitable placement. Additionally, our Placements Team host an annual Engineering/STEM Placement and Graduate Careers Fair, which sees over 70 external companies attend, and gives students the opportunity to network and speak to experts in their chosen fields and find out more about future career opportunities.


We recently invested over £70 million into developing the west side of campus where the School is based. We have improved our extensive high-tech teaching space, laboratories and workshops which are used for both taught modules practical projects. This includes the STEMLab which provides additional facilities, with a ‘drop-in’ engineering workshop, teaching laboratories, workshops, computer-aided design and rapid prototyping facilities, a design studio and informal learning spaces. These further increase our ability to train and develop skilled graduates that are targeted by major employers from across the world.

We have laboratories for disciplines such as additive manufacturing, communications, control, design, electronics, internal combustion engines, manufacturing technologies, materials, mechatronics, metrology, optical engineering, programming, robotics, structural integrity, tribology, and many others.

Our computer numerical control machine tool facilities, electronics workshops, and manufacturing facilities are managed by skilled technical staff, who will work closely with you to develop ideas and support project work.


Our courses are fully accredited by, or seeking accreditation from, one or more of the following awarding bodies: Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE), and licensed by the UK Engineering Council. 

Career opportunities

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 Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities.

Students studying any of the School’s 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 STEM Undergraduate Scheme.

External scholarship potential

We are a member of the IET's Power Academy and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, both engineering related scholarship funds supporting undergraduate students in electrical, electronic and power engineering.