Engine Build / Dynamometer Workshops

 In order to support practical activities for motorsport engineering students and automotive research & development work UCLan has two fully equipped engine dynamometer cells and an engine build area

Students building a Formula Student race car engine

Engine Build

This engine build area allow students an opportunity to work on an engine undergoing performance development work under the direction of academic staff with considerable experience in this field.


The dynamometer cells allow engine performance to be fully measured right across the full range of operating conditions, allowing the assessment of the results of development work and the most effective ‘mapping’ of the engine.

Key equipment available

  • Engine Dynamometer Cells (2)
  • Heavy duty engineering benches
  • Snap-on Tooling
  • Engine stands
  • Parts degreasing bath

Industry Support  (IGA work)

Contact Staff

Simon Hindle | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3352 | Wharf Building, WB101

Nick Johnson | Senior Technician
+44 (0)1772 89 3359 | Wharf Building, WB014

LIS Customer Support Team
+44 (0)1772 89 5355


Wharf Building WB015, WB017, WB019

Opening Times, Guides and Charges

Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times)