Why study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering

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London's business district


  • Imperial is located in the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. Find out more about the potential benefits of our location to your career. 
  • Our location facilitates student engagement with important organisations, institutions, and events.
  • We’re located in close proximity to other world-class universities, giving ample development and networking opportunities.
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Industrial Links

  • The Department benefits from an exceptional level of industrial support.
  • As well as numerous collaborations with many industrial partners, the Department also hosts many University Technology Centres. Many groups host national Research Centres and academic staff are actively involved in spin-outs. 
  • Research that takes place in the Department has real world impact.

Why study in the Department of Mechanical Engineering 2

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  • The Department has three main research themes. Students and staff can collaborate widely and explore opportunities for discovery. 
  • The Department has outstanding facilities and infrastructure.
  • Imperial has an exclusive focus on science, medicine, engineering and business.
Students of the Graduate School

Imperial Graduate School

  • All postgraduate students are members of the Graduate School .
  • The Professional Skills Development Programme provides courses designed to develop essential personal and professional skills.
  • Through the Graduate School students can network and socialise outside of the research environment.
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Funding opportunities

  • In 2015-16, over 90% of our current enrolled PhD students were funded through the department, industry or other studentships.
  • There are a number of scholarships which students can apply for, including the prestigious Imperial College PhD Scholarship Scheme, and other international scholarship collaborations.