MechEngFacilities Lecturer Brian Houston with Students in the FabLab

Mechanical Engineering Facilities

Mechanical Engineering students get hands-on with the subject thanks to a range of specialist facilities that support teaching and research.


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The FabLab

The FabLab is a communal space where ideas and concepts are realised by embracing digital manufacturing and engineering technologies. The ethos of the FabLab is to support your learning and give you the opportunity to turn your ideas into reality - digital into physical, and prototypes into products.

Within the FabLab you will find a comprehensive suite of technologies, ranging from our large pool of entry level FDM 3D printers, to more advanced Industry specification FDM machines, multiple high-resolution SLA machines and our showcase multi-material Polyjet 3D printer.

All the facilities within the FabLab are accessible to our students, staff, and the wider community, to support learning, research and knowledge exchange.

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Mechanical Engineering Workshop

Our workshop gives you the means to safely learn how to use machinery such as lathes, milling machines, pillar drills, CNC machines, as well as a variety of hand tools, during supervised first year sessions leading on to the manufacture of a group design project in your second year. This progression means you will be skilled enough to manage and manufacture your own third year project using the workshop if you wish to do so.

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Robotics Labs

Our robotics lab is home to a range of humanoid Baxter and Nao robots, our 3D-printed robot MARC (Multi-actuated Robotic Companion), as well as swarm and other robots.

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Career-ready skills

You’ll work with industry-standard software such as MatLab, Solidworks, ANSYS to develop the skills you’ll need in your engineering career. You’ll also have access to dedicated Engineering computer spaces, 24 hours a day so you can study at a time to suit you.

Contact us

Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • University of Hull
  • Hull, UK
  • HU6 7RX