Discover our engineering subjects

Our Engineering courses are teaching people to make the world better by giving them the skills to be innovators and game-changers. We focus on conservation, sustainability, and environmental issues.

Technology is changing fast and engineering is playing a big part. AI, automation, big data, and biotech are just some of the areas advancing quickly.

You'll be highly employable all over the world and be able to solve big problems like building cities that last and fighting climate change. It's an exciting industry that makes a big difference.

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Aerospace Engineering

Including immersive and desktop flight simulators, additive manufacturing, intelligent systems and composites workshops. 

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Civil Engineering

Founded with strong industry links, our civil engineering courses are different in respect of our unique location, situated in a region which boasts a wide range of cutting-edge engineering and technological-advanced organisations.

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Electrical and Robotics Engineering

Develop specialist skills according to your interests and ambitions, including areas such as power electronics, machine intelligence, microcontroller systems and renewable energy.

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Energy and Environment

Benefit from significant investment in the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre and real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly growing field.

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Fire and Safety

Designed to recruit bright talent into the services, our accredited Fire and Safety courses are a combination of academic study with practical hands-on training.

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Mechanical Engineering

Our accredited hands-on Mechanical and Motorsports courses give you the chance to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain machines and mechanical production techniques that will equip you for your future.

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Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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Hear from our students

The lecturers treat you as peers and really value your opinion and interests, their doors are always open when you need assistance.
Georgia Green smiling in glasses and a grey jumper
Georgia Rae Green
MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering Student

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

Work in industry

Professional placements

Many of our programmes include the option to undertake a professional placement in industry. This will give you invaluable experience and make you stand out to potential employers

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Working in industry is a complete eye opener. With first-hand experience to the technology you don’t have access to, or you can’t read about in a textbook, you can come back and apply your knowledge to your final years at uni.
Jon Chapman
Motorsports Engineering, MEng


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Student living costs

Considering university and concerned about finances? We're the most affordable uni in the country according to The Times (2023). Discover how to manage your finances and explore the support available.

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Training and consultancy

UCLan PROTECT brings together highly experienced professionals from across our many academic departments to provide plans, processes and skills development to support emergency/crisis management and organisational resilience.

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CPD and short courses

Our short courses are taught by leading academics and professionals who have a wealth of experience and undertake sector-leading research in their specialist fields, which include combustion, explosions and fire safety engineering; fire chemistry and toxicity; and hazards, disasters and emergencies.