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About us


Engineering is creativity involving challenge, vision and team working. Engineers help build the future furthering the progress of the modern age and contributing significantly to the UK and international economies.

The Engineering Department at Lancaster embraces general engineering principles applied through project work enhancing your problem-solving skills whilst still allowing the opportunity for creativity.

Our state-of-the-art building will provide you with a unique learning experience, our highly qualified staff will guide you towards new technological horizons, and the exposure to cutting-edge equipment will give you a flavour of the progress to come.

Our teaching approach will help you progress from the fundamentals of engineering science to advanced knowledge of engineering principles through the application of interdisciplinary project work. All our courses are accredited by the leading institutions such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, leading to the highest qualification recognised by leading industries.

The first year, common to all our courses, will gradually introduce you to the broad range of engineering science to ensure you have a full understanding to solve future technical challenges. Each year of your degree will be different with multiple projects offering a variety of experiences. Throughout your degree, you will be involved in our state-of-the-art research and industrial activities. Your supervisors will be leading experts in their research field. Our academic tutor system and the open-door policy will support your learning and ensure that the transition into higher education is smooth, continuing through to the start of your professional career.

I would be delighted to meet you at one of our Interview Days or Applicant Visit Days where you will experience the exciting, friendly and collaborative atmosphere of our Engineering Department and gain an insight as to how great it is studying at Lancaster.

Professor Claudio Paoloni
Head of Department

Contact and Find Us

By post

Department of Engineering
Engineering Building
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

By phone

General Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1524 593314

Admissions Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1524 592275

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We try and respond within 3 working days, but this can be extended during busy periods.

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