School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences



The school has an exceptional range of laboratories with a wide range of analytical instrumentation. These support our research, teaching and commercial work.

Our on-campus laboratories include:

  • heavy structures
  • geotechnics and materials
  • environmental engineering
  • geomatics - field and digital
  • driving simulator
  • hydraulics and hydrology

The laboratories are used for practical work and student research projects. They are supported by our specialist team of technical staff.

We also have facilities based in the city and across the north of England that allow us to study full scale, real world science and engineering as it happens. These facilities include:

  • the Urban Observatory
  • the Key
  • instrumented engineering embankment
  • flood defence schemes at Belford and Great Park
  • instrumented river catchment on the River Eden
  • hydro-borehole array
  • urban traffic management centre