Welcome to Mechanical Engineering

We are delighted you are joining us. Here you can find all the information you'll need for your School induction. To help you feel settled and ready to start a new and exciting chapter of your life you can find more information about arriving at Leeds in the Arrival section of our For Students website. Find out more about starting your studies on our School of Mechanical Engineering welcome page.


The Student Support Office look after the academic student support processes while you are a student in the School. They also offer pastoral care for students that are experiencing circumstances that might affect their academic studies.

Registration, IT access and Minerva

You can find more information about being a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences including key people in your School and your student handbook on your School's Organisation page on Minerva. To access Minerva, you will need to register and get a University username.

International Students

For further information about the University of Leeds international student welcome and orientation programme see the For Students website.

Mature and Part-Time Students

The Lifelong Learning Centre supports mature students throughout their journey into education. We have a specialist team that are on hand to assist you in taking that first step to further your career, explore a new subject or develop your academic skills. See the Lifelong Learning website for ways to get in touch with the team and upcoming online events.

Contact Us

Throughout your induction and your programme, should you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to ask your Student Education Service team located within the School of Mechanical Engineering, or you can contact them on mensso@leeds.ac.uk.


The teaching staff in the School of Mechanical Engineering are involved in exciting and innovative research alongside their teaching which means you will always have the opportunity to engage with the latest developments within the discipline. During your third year you will get the opportunity to engage in your own research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and if you continue onto a fourth year you will experience working on a team project with your peers. There are other opportunities to be involved in research activities so please visit our School website to find out more about our staff and their particular research interests.

Things to Look Forward To