We are internationally recognised as being at the forefront of research and innovation. We are one of only a handful of general engineering departments in the country, offering an interdisciplinary experience typical of what you will face in modern industry.
For graduate prospects in Chemical Engineering, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
In the UK for Chemical Engineering, The Guardian University Guide 2019
All of our courses are accredited by either the IMechE, IChemE or IET
You will enjoy innovative teaching methods, including creative project work. Our aim is to encourage you to learn and gain hands-on experience. We take pride in inspiring our future world-changing engineers.
Awards and Accreditation
University of the Year
Teaching Excellence Framework
We have an outstanding record when it comes to career prospects – 93.4% of our recent students have since gone on to find employment success or advanced to further study (HESA 3 year average). Whatever your chosen discipline we provide excellent services and opportunities to help prepare yourself for a career in engineering, including a Year in Industry, internships and accessible links with small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
Our friendly, informal and collaborative atmosphere helps those who work and study here to achieve success. We keep class sizes relatively small to avoid overcrowding of facilities or queuing to use the labs, and also to ensure that you are treated as an individual and not a number. Our 'open door' policy welcomes students to call in for help and advice at any time, and our lab technicians are happy to assist with practical and project work.
Our new Engineering Building has been purpose-built to accommodate the interdisciplinary nature of the subject. By combining its modern facilities with our world-class teaching and research, we aim to prepare and inspire the next generation of engineering talent. Learn more
The Engineering Department at Lancaster is a broad-based engineering centre, with a record of innovative teaching, world-class research and integration with industry.
Lancaster contributing to major upgrade to world’s largest science experiment
A major upgrade of the world’s largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, has begun with the eventual aim of increasing the number of collisions in the large experiments by over five times and thus boosting the probability of the discovery of new physics phenomena and expanding our understanding of the Universe.