School of Engineering name change and facilities refurbishment

Jennison building

On Wednesday 1 September, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts became the School of Engineering.

Head of School, Professor Richard Guest, explains the change: ‘The change of name reflects a growing portfolio of Engineering disciplines within the School, including taught undergraduate programmes in Biomedical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, alongside aligned research activities. The new School name also recognises that our activities in Digital Design form an essential and integral part of modern Engineering practice’.

‘Revisions to the School’s taught programme curricula, which have been launched this Autumn, have emphasised this interaction through shared modules in practical and transferable skills replicating working methods found across industry’.

The School of Engineering has just undergone a £3 million refurbishment to support students during their degree programme or research, and significantly modernise our students’ experience.

Our students will not only have access to our engineering workshop and fabrication facilities, but also a dedicated makerspace for innovation, collaboration and the development of practical skills, a virtual reality suite, a production studio (including photography, video and green screen capabilities) and a large teaching and design studio.

These facilities will be available to students for the first time this September.

You can find photographs of the new facilities on the School of Engineering Facebook Page: