The Design and Engineering Innovation Centre is a series of workshops and laboratories fitted with a wide range of equipment and tools that are for the dedicated use of design and engineering students, researchers and related industries. By using this equipment to create and develop your prototypes, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of engineering products and the production process itself, which will be invaluable once you’re working in the engineering or product design industry.
In addition, the Innovation Centre incorporates experimental labs to support the research being undertaken in the department. Find further information and pictures highlighting the facilities via the drop down arrows and area below.
"Technicians Peter Vivian and Paul Smart built a Dalek from off-cuts to demonstrate hand skills, techniques and materials on the Product Design course. No 3D printing, laser cutting or CNC machining was used in the process."
– Robert Gardiner, Design Centre Manager .
Using industry-standard equipment throughout your course really prepares you for the world of work. You’ll see the benefit of this in a professional environment during your placement year, where you will gain additional experience and understand your strengths and competencies.