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 Mechanical Engineering, The Guardian University Guide 2018

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.

Award-winning success

Lancaster is proud to be The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2018. We have also recently received a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold standard for our excellent teaching. Learn more

Career prospects

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).

Friendly atmosphere

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.

State-of-the-art environment

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.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Investigating all the relevant aspects of chemical and biochemical engineering, from fundamental science to engineering applications.

E-MIT and Electronics

E-MIT and Electronics

A leading group focusing on research spanning from digital electronics and materials to high-frequency applications.



Addressing major scientific and technological challenges in emerging energy technologies and sustainability.

 Nuclear Science and Engineering

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Our approach in nuclear research covers instrumentation, robotic, and chemical engineering.

Structures, Materials and Manufacturing

Structures, Materials and Manufacturing

Understanding functional materials, composite systems, structural health monitoring, production processes and technologies.

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