Explore The Diamond

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Our students are using The Diamond to get hands-on learning in our state of the art labs, develop skills on industrial scale equipment, and study in over a thousand study spaces. See how in our 360 video tour:

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Project Space and Machine Shop

Students, particularly those studying Aerospace, Mechanical or MEng Engineering, can access state-of-the-art rapid manufacturing apparatus, including an engraving and cutting machine and a range of 3D printers.

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Electronics and Control Lab

Electronic and Electrical Engineering students use this lab to design, build, test, and measure an incredible range of modern systems like mobile phones, space craft, robotics and laptops.

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Materials Lab

Furnaces and ovens, x-ray equipment and Motic microscopes are a few examples of the specialist facilities in this laboratory for Materials Science and Civil and Structural Engineering students.

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Computing and Robotics

Computer Science and Automatic Control and Systems students use this computer lab to study artificial intelligence and write Java, Python and C++ programs to command robots within a purpose-built arena.

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Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Energy efficiency is an increasingly important component of modern engineering. Our thermodynamics and heat transfer apparatus gives Aerospace and Chemical Engineering students access to industry standard equipment.

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Bioengineering Tissue and Bacterial Labs

Learn the skills world leading companies need. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest biomanufacturing technologies used by pharmaceutical and bioscience industries.

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Studying in The Diamond

Diamond 360 photoshootSindhu

What are you studying?

Bioengineering BEng.

What's your favourite space in The Diamond and why?

Probably the soft seating on the first floor. There’s a gorgeous view of St. George's church and it makes me feel like I’m outside while I’m working.

What does The Diamond mean to you?

It's a building that provides you with amazing facilities such as teaching labs, a library, study spaces and lecture rooms all under one roof and inspires you to be productive. You could go to the Diamond for a quiet night of studying or to the labs to work on your cell cultures!

Diamond 360 photoshootAbhinav

What are you studying?

Mechanical Engineering with Biomechanics BEng.

What's your favourite space in The Diamond and why?

My life just revolves around the third floor! Most of my important labs such as thermodynamics and fluids are on the third floor and you can see the entire space of The Diamond from there.

For course related things, there's the project space on level one. That’s where the University runs iForge, which gives you help from senior students on things like 3D printing and laser cutting. Previously I was watching Youtube videos to learn these but iForge is better so I’m spending lots of time on in there at the moment.

What does The Diamond mean to you?

It sounds really cliched but The Diamond means home to me. I spend about 18 hours a day here. I love how it puts you on the same table as architecture students, law students and social scientists, because when you graduate you won't just be with engineers. You'll work in an engineering firm, but unless you know how to sit at the same table and understand people from other disciplines, you won't be able to work with them.