Supported by expert lab technicians and helpful support staff, Sheffield prides itself on delivering a high-quality learning experience. Individual study spaces, group work and open-plan computer rooms are just some of the useful study facilities available outside of lectures.

The Diamond seen through the surrounding buildings. They are orange.

The Diamond

An 81-million pound building at the heart of campus, The Diamond has modern lecture theatres, a variety of small-to-large study spaces, bookable IT equipment, computer rooms and project spaces.

This visually striking and technologically impressive venue boasts 19 state-of-the-art laboratories to bring your studies to life - it's all about hands-on learning.

Biomedical Engineering labs

The Biomedical Engineering labs in The Diamond feature state-of-the art, industry-standard equipment which you'll get to use from the moment you join us in the first year and throughout your studies.

Facilities and equipment available to you include:

  • A suite of ten Class II Biological Safety Cabinets for learning aseptic cell culture techniques, which are fundamental for cell and tissue engineering.
  • Ten inverted phase contrast microscopes with digital cameras for routine cell monitoring.
  • A live cell imaging system to study living cells using time-lapse microscopy.
  • Three fluorescent microscopes and two scanning electron microscopes to study cell interations on the surface of biomaterials.
  • Ten electronically-controlled testing machines to measure the tensile strength of a biomaterial or biological tissue.
  • Four remotely controllable small-scale bioreactors systems to mimic industrial biomanufacture applications.
  • Ten data acquisition hardware and software for measuring a range of physiological signals using sensors, such as pulse rate, blood pressure and electrocardiography.
  • A project space containing ten 3D printers, cutting machines, art engraving and tools for the design and manufacture of a medical device or implant.
  • A large suite of electronic and control systems hardware and software for the design, development and testing of devices and equipment, which are key skills for biomedical engineers.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.