Mechanical, Manufacturing and Robotics 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.

Why choose 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 just a few. The courses are academically challenging and industrially relevant, this linking deeply into the opportunity for training placements during each and every course, and allowing any student to maximise their educational and professional experiences.

All of our courses are accredited

All courses are fully accredited by one or more of the following UK Engineering Council licensed awarding bodies: Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This provides all students with the opportunity to define a professional career route after graduation.

We offer a foundation route

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.

You'll have the opportunity to go on a placement year

We are the UK’s number one university for engineering placements, with 15% more students on year-long placements than any other university (HESA 2016/17, for Engineering and Technology).

The School is notified of vacancies and opportunities throughout the academic year, providing help and support in gaining a suitable placement.

You will have the chance to study abroad for a year

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).

There are lots of exciting 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 CRAC and Engineering Opportunities.

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.

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.

You'll have access to our great facilities

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

Our CNC 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.