Engineering Innovation Centre

Prospective Students

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Did you know that by 2020 one in five young people will need to become an engineer?

It’s widely reported that the demand for engineers exceeds supply; both regionally and across the globe. What’s more, demand for engineers is increasing in both engineering and non- engineering jobs. By studying engineering you can develop a very promising career and literally open up a world of possibilities!

At UCLan we already hold a reputation for the quality of our courses. Our accredited degrees are founded on strong industry links, including the option for professional placements, and embed exciting, hands-on experience to ensure you gain the practical engineering expertise you need to get noticed by employers. Our graduates have a proven track record of success – from careers in Formula One to the Ministry of Defence, Airbus to BAE Systems.

With the introduction of the Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC) – due to fully launch in early 2018 – we plan to further establish UCLan as a leader in engineering innovation and in turn help close the engineering skills gap. This state-of-the-art facility - located at the centre of one of the most intense engineering and manufacturing areas in the UK - will create an integrated space for teaching, research and knowledge exchange. The EIC will have a continuous industry presence, and as a student you will work on exciting live showcase projects with industry partners, within a vibrant, innovative engineering community.

Our aim is to inspire a generation, encouraging more young people to enter the field of engineering, particularly the proportion of young women, taking up the exciting career opportunities on offer.

Find out more what the EIC at UCLan has to offer you…


Our extensive range of engineering courses means that you can choose from a diverse range of engineering specialisms: from existing courses in disciplines such as mechanical, motorsports, energy, fire safety, electronics and robotics, and building services, through to new courses in exciting fields such as aerospace, civil, oil and gas safety and architectural engineering.

With Foundation Entry routes to all our engineering degree courses, you can start on a pathway to a successful engineering career no matter what your background.

Whatever your interest or specialism, you’ll find an engineering course to suit your needs.


Our courses are set in the real world – teaching focuses on the engineering lifecycle: from design, simulation, and manufacture through to testing. This is introduced right at the start of your course – with the Engineering Challenge for all new students. You will be supported with a variety of additional exciting opportunities, including our Innovation, Motorsports and Formula Ford clubs; professional placements, live projects, and summer internships; as well as the opportunity to visit engineering best practice examples across the globe.

Take at look at these case studies to see what studying engineering at UCLan could mean for you.



Only 7% of engineering professionals in the UK are female, and the proportion is even lower for engineering apprentices.

A key aim of the EIC will be to increase the proportion of women to take up a career in engineering.