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Thanks to a gift from the Burrell Family Charitable Trust in 2016, the Department of Engineering's Dyson Centre for Engineering Design is fitted out with state-of-the-art equipment.
Primarily aimed at undergraduates across the Engineering Department, the Centre provides the space and tools to develop the practical skills they need to thrive as professional engineers.
It allows students to come together outside of the classroom to exercise their creativity: to experiment, design, build and exchange ideas. From 3D printers to traditional hand tools, the equipment enables the prototyping and construction of projects, designed by students of mechanical, electronic and structural engineering.
Inspiring the next generation of engineers
The Centre is also a space where outreach activities can inspire the next generation, hosting local school children taking part in design challenges and problem solving exercises. It is another example of philanthropy assisting the University in providing the very best resources for the brightest minds.