Inspiring learning environment

Learning in EESE is based around dedicated teaching and research facilities, with Electronics Laboratories for teaching and project work. We strive to be as flexible as possible, giving you the opportunity to specialise within your undergraduate study throughout your time at Birmingham. 

We continue to review our facilities and have exciting new projects to enhance your time spent at the University of Birmingham.

Teaching the next generation of engineers at the School of Engineering

The University completed work on the new School of Engineering building in February 2021. It brings together many engineering disciplines into one state-of-the-art building.

Passionate about educating the next generation of engineers, the University of Birmingham is committed to providing the best academic and teaching facilities for our staff, students and researchers. As well as enabling collaboration with our industry partners, encouraging different and more flexible ways of working in the School of Engineering, that will use the space to its best advantage.

The new School of Engineering sits alongside a world-class centre of excellence in rail in partnership with industry, focusing on digital systems. Funded as part of the newly-created UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN) which opened in November 2020. It will focus on railway control and simulation, data integration and cybersecurity, condition monitoring and sensing, and improved methods for technology introduction. This builds on existing strength in rail research.

Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL), is a hub for science & engineering teaching, with multifunctional labs suitable for subject-specific and cross-disciplinary teaching and team working.

“The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory (CTL) will provide you with a fantastic resource within the School of Engineering. You can put your theoretical learning into practice from the very start of the programme, and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to enhance your learning experience. The flexible nature of the space will help you engage in the practice of collaborative working, which we also encourage in our shared first year. You will develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving and leadership alongside your technical learning, which are hugely important when working in industry after graduating.”
Professor Mark Sterling

“The Collaborative Teaching Laboratory supports the early years of the course by providing a flexible learning space. As a first year you’ll be doing practical experiments in a facility that reflects industry expectations of interdisciplinary working”
Sarah Jackson, MEng Civil Engineering

Learn more about the CTL