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School of Engineering

School of Engineering

We’re investing £110million in our new Stephenson Building. It will provide world-class facilities for the engineers of tomorrow.

Engineering shapes the future all around us.

Engineering is everywhere you look. It plays a role in every aspect of our modern lives:

  • from roboticsmachine learning and artificial intelligence
  • to mobile phonesmedical technology, and driverless cars

Here in Newcastle is where great innovators such as Armstrong, Stephenson, Merz and Swan developed ideas that changed the world. We are proud to continue our city's rich history in world-leading engineering, innovation and creativity. We carry out ground-breaking research. We work closely with our governmental and industrial partners. We address global challenges such as:

  • climate change
  • sustainable energy
  • transport
  • clean water supply
  • waste management

We are engineering

Our latest news

Duo appointed as energy research ‘champions’

Scientists from Newcastle and Sussex Universities will lead important research to further transform the understanding of how energy demand can be rapidly reduced across different sectors and users.

Gender affects driverless car performance

Newcastle University research has shown that women respond quicker and exhibit more stable takeover control than men in automated cars.

Newcastle’s suitcase laboratory empowers water researchers in Tanzania

Following in the footsteps of famous alumnus Dr John Snow, who identified cholera as a waterborne disease, researchers used molecular diagnostics in Tanzania to tackle the ancient plague.