Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
The main mechanical engineering laboratory is a large open-plan space designed to accommodate the study of thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has an area with machine tools for manufacture of student designs.
Engine Test Cell
There is a purpose built engine testing facility to measure engine performance and emissions. Typical student projects done in this facility include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to improve performance and emission characteristics.
The energy laboratory is available to conduct thermo-fluid experiments relevant to mechanical engineering. The laboratory contains equipment to teach wide range of thermos-fluid applications such as Air-Conditioning, Heat-pumps and various fundamental experiments such as measurement of thermal conductivity.
Materials Science Laboratory
The materials laboratory houses a wide range of facilities for material microstructure examination and properties testing. Equipment incudes microscopes and various properties testers for tensile testing, fatigue testing, wear testing, corrosion testing, hardness testing and impact testing.
Dynamics and Control Laboratory
This is a dedicated laboratory for the study of dynamics and control, equipment in this laboratory allows you to study gyroscope theory, vibration theory, no-linear control, inertia bending etc.
There are many computer laboratories available with CAD and Finite Element Modelling Software. The primary packages used are CREO and AUTODESK Simulation for FEA modelling. Student will be using these design software from their first year of study.
We have 1,600 study places and more than 700 computer workstations across all library locations on campus. These give access to more than 500,000 print publications, thousands of e-books and e-journals and a huge range of DVDs, plus a host of research databases.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management.
There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.
Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.
They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.