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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.

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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, and electrical engineering. In addition there are specialist pilot plant facilities for chemical and mechanical engineering.

Process and manufacturing industry
This flexible multifunctional industry-standard facility includes a 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.


The research and innovation platform covers both innovative fundamental research and applied industry facing activities in science, engineering and design. There has been a particular focus on the bio-economy, Smart Energy Systems & Informatics, Engineering Processes and Creative Design. The bio economy is focusing on developing an understanding of complex interactions in biological systems. These efforts are supported by the commissioning of the National Horizons Centre, a new £22.3 million research, teaching and training facility set to drive growth in the bioscience industries. Major multi-million EU H2020 projects funding supports internationally leading research in the field of Smart Energy Systems and Engineering Processes. The School also has an international reputation for its work in Building Information Modelling development and application to Build Environment.

As well as developing applications-focused new knowledge and technologies, the School provides a wide range of services through its strong, long-standing relationships with public and private sector organisations. Collaborators and partners include some of the world’s leading companies and research organisations such as Rolls-Royce, IBM, Qatar Project Management, HOCHTIEF-Vicon and Ramboll and universities and research institutes such as Sheffield, Manchester, Oxford, VTT Finland, Tokyo.
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