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 2014/2021

Every five years or so the UK conducts a national assessment of research excellence. In REF 201490% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent and we submitted almost all our academic staff for this assessment. Our new structure with three research groups in Computational Engineering and Control, Digital Communications and Intelligent Sensing, and Mechanics of Materials and research themes in Biomedical Engineering, Energy and Transport is now in place for REF 2021. We have been strengthened by new talent in all of these areas and by working with our academic and industrial partners aspire to be a beacon of excellence in discovery and invention, thereby generating far-reaching engineering impact.

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

We also offer taught postgraduate MSc degrees in Advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Advanced Mechanical Engineering, Embedded Systems and Control Engineering, and Information and Communication Engineering.  For full details, go to our MSc courses page.

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

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Contact Details

Admissions Enquiries:

BEng: +44 (0) 116 252 5281 
MSc: +44 (0) 116 252 5381

Departmental Enquires:

T: +44 (0) 116 252 2559

Department of Engineering
University of Leicester
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