Here at Lancaster, we like to think we're a bit different to other engineering departments.
We are one of only a handful of general engineering departments in the country, housing all the individual disciplines that we teach in one building. We find this reflects the multi-disciplined approach you will find in industry, where a growing demand for a new breed of engineer has emerged, and employers now require engineers who can integrate their knowledge within multidisciplinary project teams.
Where appropriate, Lancaster Engineering MEng degrees are accredited by the IET, IMechE and IChemE to comply with the Engineering Council UK academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Friendly and collaborative
Our friendly, informal and collaborative atmosphere help those who work and study here achieve success. Class sizes are small - no lectures with 250 people - meaning you are a name and not a number here! You'll get to know your lecturers and support staff personally and our 'open door' policy means you can call in for help and advice at any time. You'll have support from lab technicians to assist with your practical and project work and because we keep our student numbers small there's no overcrowding of facilities or queuing to use the labs.
We offer our students real flexibility and choice during their degree. Our degree structure presents a common first year and allows students from all disciplines to gain a firm and diverse grounding of the modern principles of engineering.
From second year onwards, you may choose to specialise in one of a range of disciplines which will be your focus for the remainder of your degree.
Innovative teaching and research
We have world-leading academics, who are involved in state-of-the-art research which influences the material that we teach. We adopt innovative teaching methods including the pioneering use of creative project work and a design-build-test approach to learning, helping our students learn interactively and gain hands-on experience. We are an International Partner in the CDIO initiative, which seeks to revolutionise engineering education.