Leeds Grows Mechanical Engineering Student Employability by 19%

The School of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Leeds was graduating unprepared students into industry and research. The newly appointed director of student education soon realized that the curriculum was lacking practical course work to solidify textbook theory with real-world applications. The curriculum was reformed to incorporate a scalable hardware-software platform to make hands-on learning possible throughout the degree plan. Four years after the reform, positive feedback from industry poured in and student employability rose 19 percentage points. Use these resources to learn how to:

  • Replicate the Leeds approach at your university
  • Prepare students for employment with tools that scale from year one and into advanced research
  • Introduce your students to the NI LabVIEW graphical system design environment and the modular NI hardware enabled by the NI LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture

Who is National Instruments?

Since 1976, National Instruments (ni.com) has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery. The NI approach to graphical system design in engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers, and shareholders.