Engineering at Leicester

The Department of Engineering is one of the largest departments in the University, with around 600 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate students and researchers, more than 35 academic staff and a similar number of support staff. The department is internationally renowned for quality research and excellent teaching, and has links with many of the world's major engineering companies.

REF 2014

Every 5 years or so the UK conducts a national assessment of research excellence. In REF 2014, 90% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent and we submitted almost all our academic staff for this assessment.

Study with us!

The department offers MEng and BEng degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Communications and Electronic Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Software and Electronic Engineering.  For full details, go to our undergraduate courses page.

We also offer taught postgraduate MSc degrees in Advanced Control and Dynamics, Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Advanced Engineering, Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering, Embedded Systems and Control Engineering, and Information and Communication Engineering.  For full details, go to our MSc courses page.  There is also a part-time MSc Reliable Embedded Systems.

For information about research (PhD) degrees, go to our postgraduate research page.

Join us at the 19th Annual Industry Lecture!

Professor William Webb, past President of the IET, CEO of the Weightless SIG and industry consultant will give a lecture on: The Internet of Things: when engineers connect everything are we heroes or villains?

"Engineers are playing a pivotal role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT). We are inventing new wireless systems, ever-lower power processors, complex artificial intelligence engines and linking it all to city-wide networked systems. But might the IoT do more harm than good? From recent security scares to the worry that jobs will disappear, from privacy concerns to malfunctioning homes, is the world ready for it? And is there anything that engi-neers should do to make sure we’re the heroes of the modern world?"

Friday, 17th of March 2017, 6:00pm at Rattray Lecture Theatre. Free admission by ticket only. A free buffet supper will be available after the lecture, in the Park Side Restaurant, Charles Wilson Building. To book a place contact Moira Cooper: t: 0116 252 2547; e:

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Contact Details

Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
University Road
United Kingdom

T: +44 116 252 2559
F: +44 116 252 2619