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About us

Welcome to the School of Engineering

The School draws upon over five decades of excellence and innovation in engineering, and today is a thriving centre for research and education. The School is now going through an exciting period of expansion and change as it seeks to become world-leading in research excellence, inclusivity and teaching innovation.

Created in 1969, the School’s heritage is that of general engineering and today we continue to bring that interdisciplinary ethos to our teaching and research. Our staff are drawn from across the engineering, science and technology landscape, and include applied mathematicians, chemists, physicists, materials scientists in addition to designers, structural engineers, aerodynamicists, bioengineers and communications engineers.

It is because of this breadth of expertise that over 90% of our research outputs in the REF2021 research assessment were submitted as interdisciplinary. Also, it is by exploiting this interdisciplinarity that we have been able to grow the School and increase our impact through the integration of research, knowledge exchange and teaching across the engineering disciplines.

We like to think that we're one of the broadest and friendliest communities of engineers, students and support staff in the UK. Our work spans communications, energy, manufacturing, bioengineering, informatics, sustainable use of materials, nuclear physics and chemistry and healthcare. Our strength lies in our diversity; we support each other, and we embrace individuality.

Our academics are working at the forefront of their fields, and this is reflected in the quality of our teaching and in the variety of project and industry-linked activities that our students experience during their engineering degree courses. We place emphasis on team-working and we give our students the opportunity to specialise in areas of direct interest to future employers.

Teaching methods we use include face to face lectures, small group tutorials, laboratory classes and computer-based design activity. Our staff and students develop solutions to real-world problems; they work in teams to complete projects and evaluate and present engineering solutions. Creativity and innovation is developed through open ended design problems.

We also have strong local and international collaborations, across many areas of our research. What we do, and how we do it, really is quite extraordinary and we look forward to meeting you and explaining our work to you.

Professor Sarah Green CEng CEnv FHEA FIMMM FWES

Professor Sarah Green, Head of School
Professor Sarah Green, Head of School

Contact and Find Us

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Department of Engineering
Engineering Building
Lancaster University
United Kingdom

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General Enquiries
Tel: +44 (0)1524 593314

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Tel: +44 (0)1524 592275

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