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Undergraduate Study

Engineering improvement works

Improvement works and essential maintenance within Engineering

We continually invest in our teaching and research facilities to enhance the experience of our students' at Exeter. As part of this investment, a £6.5m programme of improvement work alongside a £13.5m programme of essential maintenance work is currently taking place within the Harrison building. These works, which started in September 2019 will support the delivery of engineering education and ensure that our students have access to the best possible facilities during their time at the University.

Improvement works include:

  • New student project-based learning space 
  • Creation of composite materials, clean structures and geotechnics labs and teaching facilities
  • Relocation and extension of the fab lab 
  • Refurbishment and modernisation of electronics labs
  • Optimisation of fluids lab to create flexibility and adaptable teaching and storage space
  • Creation of a vehicle assembly area
  • Relocation of computer suites to the Innovation Centre

These improvements will support the delivery of our redesigned Engineering curriculum by 2020 with completion planned for 2021.

Safeguarding research and teaching

Safeguarding the research activity and teaching which takes place in Harrison is our absolute priority and we aim to keep disruption to a minimum.

The project team will work closely with the Students’ Guild to and external contractors to explore opportunities throughout the project for engineering students to enhance their learning with site visits and project planning where possible.

Alongside this, the health and safety of colleagues, students and visitors to the buildings will be at the forefront of all planning activity.

Further information

To find out further information about the planned works including key contacts and timescales, take a look at our dedicated webpage.