Facilities and expertise in Engineering


Whichever Engineering degree you choose, you’ll learn in state-of-the-art facilities to enable you to develop the technical, professional and hands-on skills necessary to solve real-world problems.

You’ll access the latest professional-standard facilities, including our thermofluids and aeronautical lab with computerised wind tunnel and flight simulator, our reverse engineering lab, real-time lab, renewable engineering lab and our automotive workshop with rolling road dynamometer. There’s also our £1.3m Smart Zone which fuses fabrication spaces with augmented and blended reality technologies, allowing you to bring ideas to life.

Facility Highlight - Make sure you check out our Smart Zone!

Be a part of the future of technology in our Smart Zone; a bustling centre of invention, innovation and creation. The area spans over two floors and houses dedicated workshops, collaboration and maker spaces for our engineering and creative students, as well as high-end computing facilities and the latest in digital and immersive technologies.

I really enjoyed using the Flight Simulator; you can do lift offs, taxiing and landing. It was amazing! You could get a full 180-degree view and you could choose pretty much any airport in the world - from Madrid to New York.

Adithi Medisetti

Aeronautical Engineering


Reverse Engineering Laboratory

Our Laboratory contains 3 Dimensional scanning capability, Additive Manufacturing machines featuring PolyJet, FDM, 3DP processes, as well as Laser Engraving ability.

Specialist Laser Cutting

Get access to our Trotec Speedy 400 laser cutter and practice with technology used for industrial manufacturing applications.


As well as access to the latest facilities, you’ll learn from world-class researchers, guest speakers and supportive staff with considerable experience and strong links to industry who’ll immerse you in the latest thinking, real-world expertise, and leading-edge innovation throughout your studies. Our academics are researchers recognised internationally with several providing consultancy and knowledge transfer for local and national companies.

Our staff

Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

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Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Emeritus Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Debi Roberts

Interim Head Of Department

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical).

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Dr Anas Amjad

Course Director

Anas is Course Director for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His expertise lies in the use of smart systems for a diverse range of applications, such as smart healthcare, smart homes, smart cities etc.

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Dr Alison Griffiths

Associate Professor

Alison's expertise includes smart grids and their protection and renewable integration, smart homes, wireless sensor network design, implementation and optimisation.

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The facilities helped us to design our ideas, visualize them and bringing them into life.

There were different materials available in the Smart Zone. We had various design programmes, as well as 3D printing facilities and plenty of tools to help us in our final year project. This helped us to design our ideas, visualize them and bringing them into life.

Hohsen Al Mohammed

Aeronautical engineering

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in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021