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 Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The Department staff have expertise in such diverse areas as precision engineering, intelligent interfaces, systems engineering, and diagnostics. Our research environment is lively and collaborative and is home to the well-known Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT). In recent years we have invested in significant new infrastructure including a Nanolab, CT facilities, high-performance computing (in collaboration with the Science and Technology Facilities Council), FIB and TEM instrumentation, as well as laboratories for optics and diagnostics.

Our staff 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.

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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 a 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 has expanded significantly over the last 5 years with our research income increasing from £3.4M in 2013 to £11.9M in 2020. In the 2021 REF, we submitted 112 FTE staff under the Engineering and Computing and Informatics Units of Assessment.

In Engineering 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.

Our Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering aims to improve the efficiency of industrial asset condition monitoring, structural health monitoring and non-destructive testing of various engineering structures and materials using novel, efficient and the most practical technologies and systems.

Engineering Research

Ion Beam (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.

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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.

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.

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