School of Engineering facilities

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.

Our facilities


We use industry-standard software, including:

  • Proteus
  • Matlab
  • LabView
  • Raspberry Pi, Python
  • C++
  • Xilinx
  • Flowcode
  • 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.

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.

Film studio

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: