Postgraduate study


The North East of England hosts major international automotive, aerospace, engineering design, manufacturing and civil engineering industries, as well as a growing number of companies involved in renewable energy. Teesside is a major international centre for the chemical and process industries, and home to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the world. Our courses incorporate best practice from across the world to provide you with one of the best learning experiences available for engineering students.

Reporting on engineering at Teesside University

A tour of Teesside University engineering facilities and employer partnerships, enabling us to produce graduates ready for the world of work.

More about Engineering

We work closely with employers from a wide range of engineering sectors, with many involved in designing and delivering our curriculum to ensure our engineering programmes remain relevant to industry and meet the needs of employers.

First-class facilities

You study in a purpose-built, high-quality learning environment. Engineering laboratories include designated areas for aerospace engineering, civil engineering and the built environment, computer-aided design and manufacture, power plants, control systems and automation, electrical engineering and telecommunications. In addition there are specialist pilot plant facilities for chemical and mechanical engineering.

Our nanotechnology facility allows typical semiconductor processes such as photolithography, and material deposition and etching techniques to be carried out in a controlled environment. Other microfabrication systems are integrated into the facility, together with atomic force microscopy equipment.

Process and manufacturing industry
This flexible multifunctional industry-standard facility includes a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system linked to a range of process plants, distillation and separation columns, pyrolysis plant for reprocessing waste into chemicals, bioreactor and steam autoclave/pasteurisation plant. We have invested in 3D printing and laser processing facilities for chemical engineering, petroleum engineering, food science and engineering, instrumentation and control engineering, biotechnology, biomanufacturing and chemistry students.

Power engineering
At the heart of the new facility is a power system simulator laboratory – a state-of-the-art teaching laboratory allowing you to explore the practical aspects of power generation and distribution including renewable and sustainable energy sources and their interaction with the distribution grid. This facility replicates characteristics of major power stations and wind generation facilities operating in Teesside, allowing you to learn about the most relevant current techniques and how these are implemented within an industrial environment.

Aerospace engineering
Our new integrated flight simulation laboratory, together with facilities for physical and load testing aircraft structures, complements the facilities available at our partner college in Hartlepool. Equipment includes wind tunnels, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, different types of engines, avionic systems and a vast array of aircraft components. You can gain realistic experience of aircraft control and behaviour, and work on aircraft design projects

Centre for testing and characterisation
We have developed a physical testing and characterisation centre, building on the University’s existing facilities in electron microscopy, X-ray, spectroscopic and thermal analysis. The new facilities include updated mechanical testing equipment, the latest hyperspectral imaging technologies, and techniques for analysing powders and particulates in dry and suspension form. These techniques are used in industries as diverse as oil and gas, pharmaceutical production and forensic investigation to understand the causes of failure or to develop new products.

Learning environment
The three-storey glass-fronted extension to Orion provides a modern open learning environment. Here you have access to numerous workstations, and formal and informal seating areas for private and group study.


Engineering research by staff in the School of Science, Engineering & Design has reached new heights - 90% of the general engineering submission was recognised as having outstanding or very considerable impact (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Click here to discover what research projects our staff are currently working on