The recent investment in College facilities means extensive state-of-the-art facilities for Engineering students.


Engineering is housed in a purpose-built centre with comprehensive laboratories, workshops and computing facilities. There is an extensive range of equipment and facilities supporting the activities of postgraduates including an advanced manufacturing suite, a class 10,000 clean room, laser laboratories, materials characterisation laboratories, scanning electron and scanning probe microscopes, DSP and microprocessor laboratories, wind tunnels, wave tanks and geotechnical laboratories.

We also provide a wide variety of computing equipment, including fully networked personal computers, workstations, 3D visualisation suite and computer-intensive central facilities, all connected to other regional and national facilities. We have access to the University’s EPSRC-funded IBM Supercomputer SP3 system and to a Beowulf parallel computing cluster.

Research students at Exeter are allocated a desk and computing facilities in newly refurbished offices and provided with a PC on arrival. The College has access to state of the art facilities for remote collaboration and advanced training and there is wireless network access at several points in the building.

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