A practical lesson in Engineering

Your Engineering offer

Congratulations on your offer. We hope to see you at one of our offer holder events. Take a look at some course info below and hear from our students.

Engineering Subject Specialisations Sessions

Join us to take part in our exciting subject sessions with academics and students to answer any questions you may have about studying engineering at Lancaster. Please feel free to join as many of the sessions as you would like.

All sessions begin at 4:30pm and will last approximately one hour.

Monday 10th May 2021 – Electronic & Electrical Engineering

The evolution of Electronic Engineering: Supporting a cleaner, healthier and interconnected world

Electrical & Electronic Engineers are some of the most in demand professionals in the world and are crucial for the future of our society. This talk will illustrate the importance of electronics to the growth of a healthier, cleaner and more inter-connected world. Rosa and Andrew will provide you with examples of exciting developments in the Electronic Systems field and outline how Lancaster University is supporting the drive for capable and enthusiastic electronic engineering professionals for the future.

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Tuesday 11th May 2021 – Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering - An interface between disciplines

Chemical Engineering is a multidisciplinary subject which combines Engineering and Chemistry. Its fields of application range from the production of inorganic chemicals and the petrochemical industry to biomaterials for biomedical applications, utilization of food waste and waste water treatment. This talk will give a general introduction to Chemical Engineering as a subject.

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Wednesday 12th May 2021 – Mechatronic Engineering

Design challenges in robotics

Mechatronics is an accumulation of electronic and electrical systems coupled with software and applied to mechanical engineering design. Robotics provides an ideal platform to discuss such systems and this specialist session with David and Stephen will present some of the decisions that engineers are required to make in designing these complex autonomous machines. You will have opportunity to witness some of the project work from our undergraduate students in this field and gain a glimpse of how the boundaries are changing with the advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

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Thursday 13th May 2021 – Mechanical Engineering

How manufacturing is a fundamental and constantly evolving aspect of mechanical engineering.

Manufacturing is a fundamental and constantly evolving aspect of mechanical engineering. This short lecture will introduce some of the first year content delivered at Lancaster University, as well as our advanced manufacturing facilities and how these are utilised for student project work. The focus will then move on to where research is currently being undertaken in this area with discussion around data driven design, manufacturing and operations management and how this is contributing to Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.

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Friday 14th May 2021 – Nuclear Engineering

Exploring some of the radioactive objects that we encounter in our everyday lives.

Nuclear engineering is a broad field that encompasses energy, medicine, and defence to name a few. Therefore, studying nuclear engineering opens up a wide array of career opportunities including current hot topics, including nuclear fusion. In this session we will explore some of the radioactive objects that we encounter in our everyday lives and examine how this radiation to can be harnessed by nuclear engineers for practical applications.

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Hear from our students

Engineering students talk about their experiences at Lancaster University, and what drew them to Lancaster in the first place.

Recent companies Engineering students have taken placements with

Gain vital skills and experience

Each of our Engineering undergraduate programmes comes with an optional placement with an engineering company. Each placement will give you practical, realistic workplace experience that will make you attractive to employers after your graduation. Placements help you put your learning into context, strengthening your understanding when you return to study in the later years of the programme. In recent years, Lancaster University students have taken work placements with EDF, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mercedes AMG, Network Rail and more.

Your typical first year

All of our degrees share a common first year of study. This will give you an excellent grounding in all aspects of engineering, before you develop more specialist knowledge.


Lectures are like classroom lessons you have experienced. They differ in that group sizes can vary between large and small numbers. The prime purpose of a lecture is to impart knowledge and to develop your understanding of a subject. It is important to extract the content and the message of the information presented.


We reinforce our modules with a scheme of weekly tutorial workshops. These are small groups of students with a member of academic staff as a tutor. For engineering tutorials, there will be question sheets and exercises for you to complete as well as the opportunity to discuss the wider context of the work. This can include ethics, careers and any other material important to your development as individual learners and professional engineers. Maths workshops will help you to apply your mathematical skills to other material covered in lectures.

Laboratory work and projects

In your first year, you will spend two afternoons per week in lab work. This will either be practical work in the laboratory or computer programming sessions. This will either be practical work in the laboratory, gaining familiarity with a suite of software tools or computer programming sessions.

Independent learning

You should spend about half of your time on independent learning. This includes reading your notes from lectures, further reading, coursework, practical work linked to modules and tutorials and preparation for exams.

Conceive Design Implement Operate

Our degrees are underpinned by the CDIO(TM) framework to prepare you for industry careers. It provides you with an education stressing engineering fundamentals. These set you in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing and Operating real-world systems and products.

Milola Ogundairo

A place for Milola

Has studying at Lancaster met your expectations?
I think, honestly, it's surpassed my expectations! The lecturers are nice and students in the second and third year help you if you have questions. If I have questions or if I don't understand something during the lectures, I can go to the lecturer after the session and talk about it later.

What is it like studying first year Engineering?
I won't say it's easy, but it's fun! I know we have more lectures than other courses do, but we have less reading, so we learn through lecturers explaining concepts, which I think is better than if you had to study it all on your own.

What has been your favourite part of the first year?
I like the practicals - being taught something in the lectures, understanding it, and doing it in real life is amazing. We were tasked with designing a robot that could climb up a pipe. We were put in groups and everyone got to throw their ideas in and were able to design something cool.

What's the atmosphere like in classes?
It's a friendly environment where I can ask questions, and I ask a lot of questions! The labs are louder and more lively than lectures. I feel like each lecturer has been able to explain concepts properly. In the labs, there is usually more than one instructor, so there's enough help to go around.

Why is Lancaster the place for you?
I love the way the campus looks. I had a friend come over, and she was impressed with the library. She said "I can't believe you have a tree in the middle of your library! That's so cool!"

Milola Ogundairo, MEng Hons Mechatronic Engineering

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