Electrics and Electronic Engineering Research Centre

Our facilities

School of Engineering

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.

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: