School of Engineering

The School of Engineering is made up of three departments:

Tomorrow's Engineers Code

Tomorrow's Engineers CodeThe Tomorrow's Engineers Code is a commitment to work toward common goals, or pledges, to increase the diversity and number of young people entering engineering careers.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering has strong links with industry leaders, including Delphi, Lotus Engineering, MAN and Thales. Many of our innovative, hands-on projects involve students as well as academics and receive national and global coverage.

Our applied approach to teaching is supported by dedicated laboratories for mechanical, automotive and motorsport engineering.

Facilities include:

  • wind tunnels
  • state-of-the-art rapid prototyping and manufacturing machinery
  • a fully-equipped materials lab
  • engine test cells
  • an automotive diagnostics lab featuring the latest industrial software packages
  • a modern electronics/robotics lab with the recent addition of a robot and electronic equipment from National Instruments.

Students have the opportunity to use leading technology and industry-standard software. They are taught by experts with Chartered Engineer status. Students' learning experience is enhanced through participation in competitions, such as the IMechE Formula Student project, the IMechE Design Challenge competitions for Year 1 and 2 students, the Isle of Man TT-Bike race and the Caterham Academy Championship.

Department of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering

Kingston University is the UK's largest provider of undergraduate aerospace education. It has played an important role in training aerospace engineers since 1912.

We have a dedicated campus for engineering students at Roehampton Vale, within easy reach of Kingston town centre and Richmond Park. Collaboration between academia and industry is integral to study at Kingston; the delivery of courses is supported by the Industry Advisory Board and other professional bodies.

Renowned companies are involved in course delivery, placements, final year projects and industry talks. These range from global leaders KLM Engineering, Marshall Aerospace and the Defence Group, Airbus UK, Astrium Eads, GE Aircraft, and Lockheed, to small and medium enterprises such as Aero Optimal, Aircraft Research Associates, and Aim Aviation.

We offer a wide-range of specialist facilities on site, supported with software technology and laboratory technicians.

Whether you wish to study at foundation level or a Chartered Engineer route (MEng/BEng), when it comes to aerospace design, aircraft maintenance or space technology, you will find a course at Kingston University to suit your needs.