Welcome to the School of Engineering
The School of Engineering at the University of Lincoln is the first new Engineering school in the UK for more than 20 years and is already winning awards for its vision and achievements.
The initiative to get the School up and running gathered momentum in 2009 when initial funding was received from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (through the Strategic Development Fund), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Lincolnshire County Council.
The importance of engineers to the future of the UK economy, the University knew that collaboration with industry was critical to producing graduates who were not only academically excellent, but ‘industry ready’. Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited shared this vision and began a collaboration with the University, making a multi-million pound commitment to support the School.
The School of Engineering became a £37 million project, with £7 million being allocated specifically for a dedicated, purpose-built Engineering centre. The new School of Engineering building, the Engineering Hub, was completed by August 2011 and is located in the heart of the city, on the University’s main Brayford campus.
Combining state-of-the-art R&D and teaching facilities, the building makes an iconic statement about the status and intent of Engineering at the University of Lincoln.
Focusing strongly on research-informed teaching, we have brought together an international team of staff from a range of disciplines and industry backgrounds to ensure that our students get the most from their course and the best start in their Engineering careers. Our innovative and exciting degree courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Siemens have transferred R&D equipment to the Engineering Hub, as well as co-locating their training team here with us. The relationship has been strengthened further with the University selected as one of only five Siemens ‘principal partner’ universities in the UK.
Students on our Engineering programmes will benefit from industry insider knowledge and skills shared by Siemens engineers working in the sector today. You will also train alongside their employees on your course and have the opportunity to spend time at the company’s Lincoln base.
Forming part of the greater campus development, Engineering takes its place in a truly 21st Century university environment committed to teaching and research.
The School is already achieving a reputation for its innovative and pro-active approach to engagement with business, and for research excellence. We are regularly featured in the media and have been highlighted as a success story in education, business and government publications.
Awards received include the Lord Stafford Award for Open Collaboration with Siemens (2011), IET Team Award (highly commended) 2011 and 2010, and the IMechE Charles Sharp Beecher Prize 2010.