Mechanical Engineering

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London - one of the world's leading centres for the study of Mechanical Engineering. We have a distinguished tradition of excellence in teaching, research and practice, bringing together internationally leading staff, exceptional students and state-of-the-art facilities.

Professor Mike Lowe, Head of Department

About us

What we do

Over 100 permanent members of staff and around 120 fixed term research staff make up the core of one of the UK's leading university departments of Mechanical Engineering.

Working in collaboration with industry and with the support of the research councils we deliver world class research.

This exciting and exacting environment offers more than 500 high-achieving undergraduate and postgraduate students the facilities, resources and motivation they need to reach their full potential.


The department is located immediately behind the main entrance of the Imperial's South Kensington Campus on Exhibition Road.

Our full address is:

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
Exhibition Road
South Kensington

Find out how to get to the South Kensington Campus.


If you have a specific enquiry, find out who to contact by following these links:

  • Study - undergraduate or postgraduate, for queries about UCAS applications, credit transfer, course structure, etc.
  • Research - for details of divisional groups, PhD opportunities, research collaborations and lab facilities.
  • All staff and departmental posts - for queries about the Department's teaching, research, finance, IT, etc.

For any other general enquiries, please contact Ms Nina Hancock in the Head of Department's office,:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 7068.