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School of Engineering

About the school

We are passionate about education and helping to develop the next generation of engineering professionals. We combine cutting-edge research, industrial links and excellent facilities to deliver industry-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

There's a good chance you'll find the products of our research in your wallets and bags - the magnetic ink printed on the back of train and event tickets was developed here in Hull. This is just one example of the real world applications that stem from our vibrant, inclusive department.

Hull has an excellent reputation for teaching engineering. We were ranked third in the UK for overall student satisfaction in Mechanical Engineering in the National Student Survey 2020. The department has invested in state-of-the-art facilities such as the FabLab and Robotics Lab to enhance its teaching and learning experience.

Our strong focus on industry is directly channelled into the high-quality teaching and practical experience we deliver for our students. As a result, our students graduate as trained engineers who are ready to work in industries ranging from foods to pharmaceuticals – and are prepared for careers in sectors such as research, education and management.

Ideally positioned at the heart of the UK’s burgeoning ‘Energy Estuary’, we have links with major engineering employers in the region. These relationships inform our teaching and provide opportunities for our students.

Based within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, our academics collaborate with colleagues across the university and industry.

We have a track record of delivering high-quality research that tackles real-world problems. With particular expertise in the field of renewable energy and energy storage; biomedical engineering and advanced materials and acoustics.

Head of school

Ben Hughes

Professor Ben Hughes

Accreditations

Our courses

On an engineering degree at Hull, you’ll study with professional and practising engineers – equipping you with the knowledge and skills for a successful career.

Our industry-leading research feeds into our courses. We keep up-to-date with emerging technologies to ensure you'll receive expert teaching of the most advanced ideas and techniques.

MechEngFacilities Lecturer Brian Houston with Students in the FabLab

Engineering Facilities

Engineering students get hands-on with the subject thanks to a range of specialist facilities that support teaching and research, like our FabLab, a space where you can turn your ideas into reality

Our community

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Industry Accredited

Our degrees are accredited by industry bodies, including the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

Stand out when you graduate with our process safety training

Chemical Engineering students spend time at the £12m Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency Humber (CATCH) facility, which offers industry authentic training and assessment without the risks. It's the same facility used by companies in their own professional training – so you know what you’re learning is up to date and relevant.

Find out more about CATCH

A Year in Industry

There’s no experience like work experience - especially when it’s built into your degree.

Engineering students at Hull are given the opportunity to extend their academic studies by spending a year in industry.

Discover a Year in Industry

Step into our labs

Take 360° a tour of our campus and see how you'll benefit from our continuing investment in chemical engineering, including our elemental analysis lab.

Start the virtual tour now

Computer Science Facilities

When you join us, you get access to the latest industry-standard facilities. High performance cloud computing systems, 3D projection, VR devices, laser scanning, motion capture, humanoid robots … It’s all here. And it’s all for you.

Explore our Computer Science Facilities

Greenpower Education

We’re working with charity Greenpower Education Trust, which gets young people enthusiastic about science and engineering by challenging them to design, build and race an electric car. We’re also one of the key partners in the Greenpower Street Race Hull and the Greenpower car team have a garage on campus.

Visit the Greenpower website to find out more

Try for yourself

Watch: join Professor Philip Rubini, Dr Dipesh Patel and some of our current students for virtual a Chemical Engineering taster session, where you'll find out more about the course and learn about what it's like to study in Hull.

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Hull Electric Racing Team

As an Engineering student at Hull, you’ll get the chance to join the Hull Electric Racing Team and compete at the Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motorsport.

Start your engines

Graduate Q&A: Dave Mylett

From the University of Hull to a career in the fast lane.

Dave Mylett graduated with a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering and has since gone on to work in the fast-paced world of Formula 1.

Read about Dave's Journey

Experts Test COVID-19 Face Masks

We led the testing process of COVID-19 face masks before they were distributed to frontline NHS staff in the Humber region. Timothy Dunstan, an electron microscopist, led the testing on a batch of the masks to ensure they met the standard required for use by NHS staff. Since presenting their findings, the face masks have been rolled out to local NHS hospitals.

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Research

Our research is aimed at addressing two of the most important challenges facing the world today: firstly, maintaining energy security whilst reducing environmental impact; and, secondly, improving the healthcare of an increasing, and often aging, population whilst satisfying growing patient expectations.

3 Mechanical Engineering at Hull is ranked #3 in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
Our Mechatronics and Robotics degree is an exciting combination of one third computer science, one third engineering and one third mechatronics and robotics modules.
Hull is a region with a high concentration of process industry companies - BP, Total, Phillips 66, Smith & Nephew, RB and many more are right on our doorstep.
While studying Biomechanical Engineering, you'll be taught by experienced engineering professionals and by NHS clinicians and clinical engineers from local hospitals. 
Our Chemical Engineering degrees are accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The MEng options give you the mandatory four years of study that you need for accreditation as a Chartered Engineer.

Footnote

National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, HEIs only

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