Opening in Autumn 2018, the hardware projects laboratory will offer world class facilities and equipment specifically for senior undergraduate and MSc students. It is a versatile area for industrial led projects and comprises four complementary areas to facilitate the project life cycle from initial concept through design and testing to a functional prototype. The facilities are underpinned by in-lab support from specialist technicians and academic staff.
The lab also provides a dedicated area for high voltage projects in association with the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory.
The four areas comprise an electrical and electronic design and prototyping suite, high voltage (HV) testing area, PCB manufacturing area, and maker space.
These labs provide essential practical experience to consolidate taught theory in industrial applications, helping students develop valuable employability skills and broad engineering industry awareness.
This space is dedicated to undergraduate and MSc project work only.
The group project work undertaken in the labs facilitates contact and networking opportunities with our industrial partners, providing valuable transferable skills and knowledge which make our students among the most sought after in the sector.