Our facilities

Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering

Facilities within the Department

The Department has a variety of first-rate facilities

At the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering, we are proud of our high-spec facilities. Our students have access to well-equipped engineering laboratories and workshops. Our maritime simulation facilities are also amongst the most modern in Europe.

Our facilities

Maritime teaching and simulator facility

The Department’s maritime teaching and simulator facility comprises two 360° full-mission bridge simulator and eight 270° bridges. The facility also has an engine room simulator and a PC-based simulation laboratory for maritime programmes.

As one of only six UK universities with a dedicated maritime focus, the maritime and simulator facility has created a world-class platform for maritime education, knowledge transfer and industry engagement.

Manufacturing laboratory

Our advanced manufacturing laboratory has the most advanced machine tools in precision grinding and multi-axis machining.

Design studio and modelling workshop

Our design studio and modelling workshop has an engineering workshop and an advanced modelling and CNC workshop. Equipment contained within these facilities include: 3D printers laser cutter and CNC modelling routers.

Materials testing and science laboratories 

The materials testing and science laboratories contain a dedicated CAD suite, which are equipped with: SolidWorks 3D CAD and analysis package, Adobe Creative Suite image software and 3D Studio Max 3D rendering package. We also have servo-hydraulic and screw driven tensile test machines and an impact drop test rig.

Take a tour 

Formula student lab

Students who join the LJMU Racing Team work together to build a single-seat racing car. The car then competes with other student-built cars at Formula Student events around the world. Here you can see a tour of our formula student labs: