Investment in our engineering facilities

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We are making a significant investment in our Engineering department which is located in the David Goldman building at the Sir Tom Cowie Campus. The £1.1m will be spent on updating the department’s facilities and increasing capacity for our growing number of engineering students.


New facilities will include a dedicated mechanical lab, a fluid lab and new demonstration space which will accommodate larger groups for teaching in state of the art laboratory space, rather than relying on the traditional lecture theatre environment. Students will be able to design real–life solutions to industry problems, as well as learn about maintenance, precision programming and materials testing.


In addition, modern industry-standard equipment will be available such as laser cutting and 3D printers to support our traditional engineering equipment in the fast moving digital age. We will offer the full spectrum of engineering teaching, from ideas generation at FabLab, which is part of a global network of fabrication spaces, to the higher-level engineering teaching facilities at the David Goldman Building and at the leading edge research level at AMAP (the University’s Institute for Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing).

Fabrication Workshop artists impression

Electronics Laboratory artists impression

Manufacturing Automation Laboratory artists impression

The University’s Mechanical Engineering provision is 1st in the country for overall student satisfaction! (Guardian Good University Guide 2018). Furthermore 100% of our Engineering graduates are in work or have gone on to further study 6 months after graduation, according to DLHE 2015/16 (based on UK students). The number of students joining our programmes has increased significantly over recent years. Students tell us that our courses are particularly attractive due to our high-level working links with industry and the varied and lucrative career opportunities that this sector offers to our graduates.

The UK has an estimated shortfall of 20,000 engineering graduates per year. Qualified work-ready engineers educated to graduate level are in great demand and therefore able to command competitive salaries. Why not get in touch with us to hear about our new facilities and remember it’s not too late to apply for September.

If you are qualified to HND or Foundation Degree level why not come and top-up your qualification in 1 year to full honours degree level. Find out more about our courses and wide range of scholarships for prospective Engineering students.