Study in the Diamond
In September 2015, we opened the Diamond. A new building with state-of-the-art engineering facilties to provide the best learning experience for our students.
The building and its facilities are the biggest ever investment the University has made in learning and teaching. It has 19 specialist engineering laboratories that offer practical learning experiences for our Undergraduate students.
You're doing engineering in one of the best places possible in the world
dave wilson from national instruments, talking to students in the diamond
Each of the specialist laboratories provide state of the art facilities in their own disciplines, but the Diamond also delivers multidisciplinary, practical, problem-based learning activities under one roof.
Students design products using CAD in computer suites, fabricate them in the workshops or with 3D printers before testing them in a wind tunnel or testing machines. With chemical labs, bioengineering labs, a clean room, flight simulators, media editing and a virtual reality suite, you're not limited by traditional discipline boundaries.
You'll be taught to use your practical and problem-solving skills on state-of-the-art, industrial scale equipment that we know companies use in real-life. When you graduate, you will leave with skills that we know companies want.
Study spaces and IT facilities
Inside, the six-storey Diamond boasts specialist teaching facilities including a range of lecture theatres, seminar rooms, open-plan learning spaces, library and IT services, and space for informal study including a cafe.
The Diamond’s computing area offers 1,000 study spaces available 24/7 for staff and students across the University. There are also digital and print facilities, media editing booths, a recording studio and computer teaching laboratories.
Tour the Diamond
Take our 360 tour of the Diamond and explore the facilities: