Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Taught programmes

Find out more about our undergraduate programme and taught postgraduate Master's programme.

Research

PhD research

Find out more about completing your PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Soft solids research group

Research groups

Find out more about our world class facilities for research, partnerships with industry and internationally recognised experts.

Departmental video highlights

Isabela's first year student vlog

What's it like to be a first year student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London? Find out from Isabela's video diary.

Isabela's first year student vlog

Isabela's first year student vlog

Isabela shows us what it's like to be a first year student.

What's it like to be a first year student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London? Find out from Isabela's video diary.

Rohan's first year student vlog

Rohan's first year student vlog

Rohan explains the academic side of being a Mech Eng student.

Rohan explains the academic side of being a Mechanical Engineering student at Imperial College London. 

Rohan talks

Rohan talks

Leeds, clubs and societies and becoming more independent

" I would encourage people from Leeds and northern cities to come to London because it's actually an amazing place...it has some standard and I think it really does live up to that"

 

Isabela's first week at Imperial

Isabela's first week at Imperial

Isabela films her first week as a Mech Eng student.

From São Paulo to London! Meet Isabela, she shares what life is like in the first couple of weeks of joining us.

Meet the Hazelab group

Meet the Hazelab group

Find our more about our fire science group

Fire is all around us and almost unavoidable. Fire science has much work to do to protect people, the environment and create a safer world. 

Doing a PhD in the Non-Destructive Evaluation group

Doing a PhD in the Non-Destructive Evaluation group

What is NDE, and why do a PhD in this field?

Lecturer Dr Peter Huthwaite, and current research students Naomi Shipway and Xiaotang Gu explain what NDE is all about, and why a PhD in this field is worth doing. 

Imperial Festival 2018

Imperial Festival 2018

The Department of Mechanical Engineering showcased its work to the public

Photos of the event can be found on our Flickr account. 

Tab cooling vs. Surface cooling

Tab cooling vs. Surface cooling

A video comparing different cooling methods for battery cells.

This video showcases a research paper from our department's Electrochemical Science and Engineering group, comparing different cooling methods for lithium-ion battery cells. 

Read the research paper

Smart Taekwondo Kick Tracking System

Smart Taekwondo Kick Tracking System

Demonstration of sporting wearables

The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Imperial College (http://www.biomechatronicslab.co.uk/) and Athletec introduce the first wearable smart Taekwondo kick tracking system.  Imperial  student and Taekwondo black belt Yuhua Gu demonstrates. 

Mech Eng at the 2017 Imperial Festival

Mech Eng at the 2017 Imperial Festival

Mechanical Engineers brought robots and fire tornados to the 2017 Imperial Festival.

Adults and children alike explored the fun side of Mechanical Engineering.

Find out more

New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic

What really sank the Titanic?

New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic before it set sail from Belfast.

An Imperial expert in fire finds evidence for a surprising theory about the Titanic – that it was already on fire when it left port, and this contributed to its rapid sinking.

Find out more 

How close are we to Star Wars-like prosthetics?

How close are we to Star Wars-like prosthetics?

How prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly in the future

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future.

To find out more about the research discussed in this video please click here

DrVaidyanathan talks about webcams and motion sensors.

Croc stars

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan talks about how webcams and motion sensors are used to monitor crocodiles.

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan talks about how undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering are using webcams and motion sensors to monitor the behaviour of crocodiles.

To find out more about this video please click here

Our department's annual research showcase.

2017 Research Showcase

Our department's annual research showcase.

Guest speaker: Alan Begg FREng, ex Senior Vice President of Group Technology at SKF

Our department's annual research showcase.

2018 Research Showcase

Our department's annual research showcase.

Guest speaker: Nick Molden, founder and CEO of Emissions Analytics

2019 Research Showcase

2019 Research Showcase

Our department's annual research showcase.

Guest speaker: Dr Barbara Lane,  UK leader for the Applied Innovation and Technology Group at Arup