Facilities within the School
The School of Engineering is proud of its leading facilities.
The School of Engineering boasts 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.
We use industry-standard software, including:
- Raspberry Pi, Python
- Siemens S7
- Siemens Win CC
Our School has a wide range of hardware, including:
- Festo Automation Training Rigs
- Siemens, S7 300 and 1200 PLC Systems
- Tektronix Oscilloscopes
- PCB Manufacturing
- 50kW Yasa motor to drive the latest formula student car
Engineering laboratories and workshops
We provide our students with the best possible laboratory experience to ensure that we produce highly-employable engineering graduates.
Maritime teaching and simulator facility
The 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.
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.
Our students have access to a film studio. In this tour, you can see the film studio’s control room. Take a look at our courses to learn more about how you might use LJMU’s facilities.
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: