Our School is an exciting place in which to learn, research and teach. We aim to provide an inspirational learning experience, underpinned by pioneering research and delivered by innovative and creative practitioners.

The Department of Engineering and Technology comprises the following subjects: Electronic and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

The Department staff have expertise in such diverse areas as precision engineering, intelligent interfaces, systems engineering, and diagnostics. They bring energy and enthusiasm to their work, offering expertise in their fields. Their established industry links allow us to continually refresh and update our teaching and research activities, keeping pace with an ever changing and increasingly technological world.

We believe in the importance of professional skills and accredited qualifications to help our students rapidly advance in their chosen careers, many of our courses are accredited by their respective awarding body.


Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level.

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Research Centres within the Department of Engineering

In the School of Computing and Engineering we have a vibrant and rapidly growing research community with world-class research in several key areas. We are creating knowledge by working closely with industry colleagues to ensure that our research has real impact on society.

Our research activity is organised around our Research Institutes and Research Centres all of which carry out world-class research in their specific areas. Within these Institutes and Centres there are smaller research groups, each with a specific research theme. Our research environment is lively and collaborative.  Our Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is at the forefront of creating new measurement techniques, we apply novel techniques to real world problems. Highly innovative research and strong links with industry resulted in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) designating the CPT as a National Centre of Excellence in Advanced Metrology.

Research carried out in our Institute of Railway Research (IRR) has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track, including key performance aspects such as suspension performance, wheel-rail contact, traction and braking. This research is leading to increased safety and reliability levels, reducing costs and improved performance of the railway system. The IRR was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2019.

Our Ion Beam Centre brings together the fields of innovative particle accelerator development and the use of particle accelerators for probing the properties of materials using the world-leading MIAMI and MEIS facilities at the University of Huddersfield.

The latest 2021 REF results show that the research carried out in the school has increased significantly in quality and impact as well as volume since the last assessment in 2014. This is a clear recognition of the excellent research that is now being carried out here and the impact it is having as well as the hard work that colleagues in the school have put into bidding for research funding and producing world class outputs.

The highlights:

✔️ In Engineering 50% of Impact was at 4* (‘World Leading’)!

Engineering Research


Precision Technologies (CPT), Centre for

The Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is a centre of excellence for collaborative metrology research, solving real-world manufacturing problems through cutting edge metrology research in precision engineering.


Ion Beam Centre (IBC)

The focus of research in the Huddersfield Ion Beam Centre is the use of energetic particles for a variety of purposes including RF generation, medical applications, studies of semiconductor materials, simulation of radiation damage in nuclear materials and the generation of nuclear power.


Engineering Materials (CEM), Centre for

Material research and engineering activity at the University of Huddersfield is spread over all seven schools and more than 12 research institutes and groups.


Future Metrology Hub

The vision of the Future Metrology Hub is to create ground-breaking embedded metrology and universal metrology informatics systems to be applied across the manufacturing value chain.


Railway Research (IRR), Institute of

The Institute of Railway Research (IRR) within the School of Computing and Engineering at The University of Huddersfield is a world leading centre in the field of railway engineering and risk.


Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE)

The centre for efficiency and performance engineering (cepe) aims to advance the scope and sensitivity of machinery fault detection and diagnosis and of plant performance and emissions monitoring.


Audio and Psychoacoustic Engineering, Centre for

We are a research group within the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of Huddersfield. Founded and led by Dr Hyunkook Lee, the APL specialises in the study of auditory perception and its practical applications in audio engineering and music technology.


Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA)

The Centre for Electron Microscopy and Materials Analysis (EMMA) was set up in 2011 by Professor Stephen Donnelly around the use of electron microscopy to study the interaction of energetic particles with matter. 


Systems Engineering

The Centre for Systems Engineering (CSE) at the University of Huddersfield aims to promote expertise in electronic and electrical systems from which stems an enormous diversity of research into flow measurement, communications systems and clean energy generation.


Institute for Accelerator Applications (IIAA)

Our mission is to teach, research, and lead developments in innovative accelerator technology and particle-target interactions, with applications for society in medicine, energy, industry and science.


Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention

The Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention (ISIaIP) within the School of Human and Health Sciences at The University of Huddersfield is a world-leading centre in the field of skin integrity and wound care research. Again, image attached above.


Secure Societies Institute

The Secure Societies Institute (SSI) is an inter-disciplinary research platform at the University of Huddersfield committed to developing a secure society for all, working with practitioners and policy makers in the fields of terrorism, crime, sustainability, design and security.

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