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Engineering Building

The Engineering Building is home to engineering and materials science students, including electronic engineering.

Following a major £30m investment programme, substantial redevelopment has seen the undergraduate teaching space and surrounding teaching laboratories transformed, using state-of-the-art learning equipment including:

  • our flagship multipurpose Undergraduate Teaching Lab – a three-storey, 250 square metre space which is designed for group work and includes computing facilities.
  • the Wet Chemistry Laboratory – a teaching space equipped with fume cupboards and equipment to analyse thermal properties of materials.
  • the Design Studio – a creative space where students receive tutorials, share ideas, collaborate on projects or work on their own.
  • a Student Maker Space containing all the facilities one might need to prototype and build amazing projects. The maker space includes bench areas, machine tools, craft tools, 3D printers, and spray booths.
  • a Robotics Laboratory equipped with robotic-arms, mobile platforms, mechatronic and control systems, swarm robots, human-like robotic systems, virtual reality and haptic interfaces and a human motion tracking system.
  • the Human Performance Laboratory – its wide range of equipment includes a force plate in the ground and a treadmill that can accommodate wheelchairs and motion analysis facilities, allowing us to analyse motion and forces in people during walking, running and many other activities.
  • a renovated Internal Combustion Laboratory focusing on engine performance testing and emissions. The lab is equipped with two engine test beds capable of utilising petrol, diesel and bio fuel and allowing calculation of the thermodynamics and mechanical efficiency.
  • the refurbished Aerospace Laboratory is equipped with a state of the art flight simulator with a cockpit, fully moving-base platform and virtual vision simulation for a range of visual cueing systems. We also have a large number of wind tunnels which are used for teaching, undergraduate projects and research activities.
  • a brand-new Chemical Engineering Laboratory equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell for measuring efficiency and an oil separation rig which separates used cooking oil, allowing us to extract useable biodiesel.
  • the Antennas Measurement Lab (AML), specialising in high-quality measurements for the purposes of antenna design. For more information, visit the Antennas Lab website or contact Max Munoz Torrico, Antenna Laboratory Manager.
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