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Faculty of Engineering - University of Leeds


The Faculty of Engineering at Leeds is top 100 in the world for engineering and technology and one of the largest engineering groupings in the UK having in excess of 700 staff and 3,500 students. Our teaching and research is delivered through our five schools:

Our focus is on providing research based teaching and supervision, inspiring our students and through this helping our students to achieve their goals and ambitions.

The range and scope of our research is extensive and covers all of the major engineering disciplines, including cross cutting themes such as energy, materials, medical engineering and artificial intelligence, with theoretical, experimental and modelling work underpinning all areas.

There is a friendly atmosphere and student-focused approach to undergraduate and postgraduate education. We pride ourselves on the professionalism of our staff and the quality of the research environment, promoting excellence by offering a range of cutting edge programmes, many in conjunction with industrial sponsors and collaborators.

The Faculty of Engineering at Leeds has been subject to many investments to ensure our students have the highest quality facilities. In 2017, a £38m investment in Chemical and Process Engineering was completed which helps support the school’s ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding education and an excellent student experience, alongside world-class research and innovation.

Alongside a full refurbishment of the building including the lecture theatres, the project delivered collaborative spaces for research, new facilities for nuclear research, a 24 hour computer cluster, state of the art laboratories and an innovative learning environment for all.

The £5.5m EPSRC National Facility of Innovative Robotic Systems is housed within the School of Mechanical Engineering. The centre has the most advanced suite of robot building equipment in the UK, offering the latest 3D printing and high-precision assembly technologies. The equipment includes one of the world’s largest multi-material 3D printers, capable of making objects with both rigid and soft parts and also features a second 3D printer capable of working at a smaller scale.

The facility is also equipped with a 3D visualisation studio that allows robot builders to inspect digital models of robot designs in fine detail. Researchers are developing a new micro-assembly station that uses remote motion-sensing equipment to translate hand movements into very precise actions by a robot arm, allowing users to build mechanisms too small for the unaided human hand. Find out more about Robotics at Leeds by visiting the website

The Faculty also comprises of a £12.5m Energy Building which serves as a physical hub for collaboration in energy research and innovation extending beyond the campus and a £2.1m Medical and Biological Engineering facility that accommodates over 100 research and innovation personnel.

Campus Development

The University’s ambitious plans for advancing engineering and physical sciences will begin with a £96m investment which aims to provide an exceptional environment for students, and to support researchers from across engineering and physical sciences to work together to solve fundamental problems and tackle key industry challenges.

Supporting the priorities of the Government’s Industrial Strategy and strengthening the University’s international reputation in interdisciplinary research, the investment is a key part of the University’s £520m campus development programme, aimed at securing Leeds’ position in the UK’s top 10 research universities.

To be completed by the summer 2020, the development will relocate the School of Computing and School of Physics and Astronomy, bringing them together with colleagues in Chemistry and Engineering for the first time. The investment will create state-of-the-art facilities that will rival the best in the UK and will include the new Bragg Research Centre for Advanced Functional Materials.

Faculty of Engineering Employability Team

Alongside our state of the art facilities, students have access to a dedicated Employability Team who help students find relevant work experience, internships and year-in-industry placements, as well as graduate positions. Find out more about the Engineering Employability Team by visiting the website.

Leeds is a bustling city surrounded by beautiful countryside. Our campus is a ten minute walk from the city centre and as a student here, you’ll have access to a thriving cultural centre, hundreds of bars and restaurants and some of the best shopping in the UK. Find out more about living in Leeds on our website.

At Leeds you’ll be able to get involved a range of sports from football and rugby, to kayaking and archery. You could access our state of the art facilities and join dozens of sports societies. As a student, you’ll get discounted access to our £12.2 million sports centre – The Edge. If you’re living in University accommodation you’ll get off-peak membership for free. Located on campus, The Edge has a 25 metre pool, sports courts and a climbing wall.

Our fitness suite is the largest of any university in the UK and has the latest equipment and Sky TV. Over 140 exercise classes take place every week which range from Pilates and Yoga to Body Pump and Swimfit. You could also access our dedicated personal training and strength and conditioning rooms with qualified trainers available when you need some extra motivation.

The Edge also has squash courts and sports halls where you can play badminton, netball, five-a-side and more. Additional studio space, sports halls and squash courts can be found at the Gryphon Sports Centre and Cromer Terrace Gym. Find out more about sports facilities at Leeds on our website.

We also have a fantastic global community here at Leeds, which also feeds in to studies, whether through internationally focused research and projects or being taught by academics from all over the world. You can also join our students' union societies, and celebrate the diversity of our campus during the annual World Unite Festival. Learn more about a language, country or culture, and broaden your horizons, developing skills to prepare for your future. Find out more about our global community on our website.

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