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Facilities

The School of Engineering has excellent facilities for both teaching and research purposes. We have a number of specialist laboratories equipped to cover each engineering discipline within the School. We have a number of computer clusters offering students access to high-spec computers running up-to-date software engineering applications. We also have a dedicated technical support team who help to keep everything running smoothly.

Our Facilities Include:

  • £1.5m Multidisciplinary Engineering Laboratory.
  • Mechanical Engineering workshops with state of the art CNC machining facilities.
  • A modern cell/tissue engineering laboratory in joint collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences for in-vitro culturing of various tissues such as skin, bone, cartilage, muscle, etc. and wound repair.
  • A state-of-the-art human movement laboratory, which enables the movement and gait of patients to be analysed in great detail. In particular, the laboratory incorporates a new VICON motion capture facility.
  • A prosthetic and orthotic joint laboratory containing several state-of-the-art test machines, including a friction hip/knee simulator, for evaluating the performance of artificial hip and knee joints.
  • A world-class bioaerosol test facility for performing microbiological experiments. This facility comprises a class two negatively pressurised chamber, into which microorganisms can be safely nebulised, thus enabling infection control interventions to be evaluated.
  • An electrostatics laboratory for evaluating the impact of electrical charge on biological and medical systems.
  • Structures Laboratory & Civil Engineering Research Laboratory.