Facilities available include design tools for Xilinx, Altera and Actel FPGA technologies, Matlab for system modelling and national instruments development tools.
The School benefits from a 120-seat, multipurpose, air-conditioned, engineering laboratory. The Laboratory benefits from dedicated technical support which is made up of 3 key groups: IT, Teaching & Research Workshop. These groups provide a wide range of support services to all staff, students and visitors.
Instrumentation & Control
The group has a well-equipped Instrumentation Research Laboratory with a number of flow and combustion test rigs.
The School has a well-equipped mechanical workshop, staffed with skilled mechanical engineers and technicians. Here our students design and manufacture prototypes to individual specifications using a range of materials including plastics, stainless steels, aluminium, brass and precious metals.
In addition to a full range of machine shop equipment, the Workshop also has its own printed circuit board production facility with surface mount capability.
It also provides repair and maintenance facilities for many different types of scientific apparatus. Our skilled engineers and technicians are able to design new instruments, interface existing equipment and modernise older kit for new applications.
The workshop possesses SMT inspection and reworking facilities that can be used for removing and replacing surface mount chips and PGAs.
External clients include Ancon Technologies Ltd, Naneum Ltd, Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) and Lab-Tools Ltd.. We also provide services for other schools across the University.