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School of Engineering

Welcome to the School

Unlocking potential and inspiring excellence

The world could not operate without the important and innovative work done by engineers. LJMU is proud to be a centre of excellence for the development of highly trained, sustainability led engineers who are equipped with the necessary skills to drive the country forward.

In 1825 we opened England’s first Mechanics’ Institute in Liverpool, teaching mechanics, arithmetic and engineering draftsmanship. In 1892 we made history again and opened England’s first Nautical College.

Today, the School of Engineering, which has grown out of both of these landmark institutions, is one of the UK’s leading centres for mechanical, electrical and maritime engineering education. We have an outstanding reputation for producing world-leading research and have business partners across the world.

By combining theoretical teaching and practical training we can unlock every student’s potential, while our excellent links with industry and our innovative academic culture helps us to produce quality research.

The future is what you make it

Electronics and Electrical Engineering:

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Our specialities and research

Renowned for research within electrical power machines and drives microelectronic systems.

Members from our School have specialist expertise within the following key areas:

  • New materials and devices for future microelectronic industry
  • New characterisation techniques for VLSI devices
  • Development of advanced techniques for variables-speed electric drives
  • Qualification, modelling and aging prediction
  • Development of novel control techniques for power electronic converters
  • Modelling, simulation and experimental characterisation of power electronic converters and variable speed drives

To cement our research reputation, we have developed an international network of research and industry partners. The School, for example, has worked closely with leading organisations, such as: the BBC, Ericsson, ITV, Jaguar Land Rover, Network Rail, Optare, Sellafield, Sky, Telegenic, Tyco Electronics and United Utilities.


Maritime and Mechanical Engineering:

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Our specialities and research

Conducting world-leading maritime and engineering research

In 1825 we opened England’s first Mechanics’ Institute in Liverpool, teaching mechanics, arithmetic and engineering draftsmanship. In 1892 we made history again and opened England’s first Nautical College.

Today, we are one of the UK’s leading centres for maritime and engineering education. We have an outstanding reputation for producing world-leading research and have business partners across the world.

98% of the research submitted in the latest research assessment was considered world leading, of international importance or recognised internationally (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Maritime and Mechanical Engineering’s key research themes include:

  • Safe maritime operations
  • Energy efficiency
  • Efficient maritime operations and logistics
  • Engineering and systems design
  • Advanced manufacturing technology and materials
  • Internet of Things

To cement our distinguished research reputation, we have developed an international network of knowledge partners within the maritime and engineering sectors. The School leads the University’s engagement in marine and maritime research and, through its International Association of Maritime Universities membership, is connected to a world-wide network of 53 maritime universities from around the world.  

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