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About Us

Our aim in the Department of Engineering is to give the best education possible, providing an encouraging, supportive, and intellectually challenging environment where students can develop their skills and enhance their employability.

Our academic staff are all actively engaged in research at the frontiers of modern engineering analysis, design, and practice. Their passion and knowledge is brought into all courses, where students are exposed to, and actively involved in, cutting-edge research that goes on within the Department.
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Working on microchip close up
Civil lab testing beam

Engineering at Durham

We're ranked 5th in The Complete University Guide 2023 with a long history and tradition of Engineering education. Engineering has been taught at Durham since 1838, making it the first course of its kind in England.

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The course is wide and interesting, with plenty of potential for specialisation in the third and fourth years. The design exercises in the second and third year are an excellent opportunity to gain real world experience, and make a Durham Engineering graduate particularly appealing to employers.

Paul Chambers
MEng Civil Engineering Graduate

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Department of Engineering

Durham University

Lower Mount Joy

South Road



Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1700