About the Department

The Department of Engineering, now one of the largest at the University of Leicester with over 600 undergraduates, accepted its first intake of just 30 students in October 1961, a year before the completion of its own new building.

Today, the Department is still based in the world-famous Grade II* listed Engineering Building that was designed by the admired architects, James Stirling and James Gowan. The distinctive red brick tower houses offices and two lecture theatres, while underneath the adjacent glass roof lies laboratories and workshops for undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research.

After more than 50 years of service, the iconic glass roof was replaced during a project lasting between May 2015 and April 2017.

Engineering Building

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Contact Details

Postgraduate Research Hub
Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester
LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

T: +44 116 252 5069
E: engineeringpgr@le.ac.uk

Accessibility

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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the Engineering Building.