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:

New building and facilities for the School Of Engineering

The University has begun work on a new School of Engineering building, due for completion in 2020. It will bring together many engineering disciplines into one state-of-the-art building.

The University of Birmingham is committed to providing the best academic buildings for the benefit of students, staff and researchers in the School of Engineering. The new building will provide different and more flexible ways of working that will use the space to its best advantage. 

The new School of Engineering will sit 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), 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), planned to open in 2018/19, will become 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) has provided a fantastic resource for students in the School of Engineering. Students can put their theoretical learning into practice from the very start of the programme, and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to enhance their learning experience.
The flexible nature of the space has helped engage our students in the practice of collaborative working, which we also encourage in our shared first year. Students develop skills in teamwork, problem-solving and leadership alongside their technical learning, which are hugely important when working in industry after graduating.
Students will continue to benefit from investment in our facilities with phase 2 of the CTL, which will open for teaching in 2018.”
Professor Mark Sterling; Head of School of Engineering

“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