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Welcome to the Department of Engineering

 CharlesAugardeProfilePictureCongratulations for making it to Durham and particularly to Engineering! You have a great time ahead of you, and you are studying a subject vital to many of the global challenges we face in coming decades. Engineers have for centuries been solving societal problems and making advances in materials, design and efficiency that have had environmental and economic benefits, and your job as fledgling engineers is to step up to join that challenge. Our general engineering approach is, we think, the future and our programmes here are delivered by world-class engineering experts across the engineering disciplines, who are constantly striving to update content to prepare our graduates for the world outside. I wish you all the best for your time at Durham and I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can. 

Professor Charles Augarde

Head of Department

University student
'Welcome to the Department and Durham! Although it may feel daunting, this is the start of a very exciting journey. My advice is to explore all the opportunities in front of you; take advantage of the resources the Department has to offer you; and don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed or are struggling, the Department and your college are there to support you. Good luck and Enjoy!'

Dom Laurens
Staff-Student Communication Committee student chair





Department Information

Please confirm your place before the deadline and check your Durham email address regularly for all communications.

More information can be found on intranet (SharePoint) and Learn Ultra

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Information and instructions about module registration
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

Department of Engineering

Durham University
Lower Mount Joy
South RoadDurham

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1700