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The University of Manchester launches UK’s largest engineering school

08.12.2004


The University of Manchester has launched the largest engineering school in the UK.



The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE) was officially launched at a special event headlined by keynote speaker Richard Noble, holder of the world land speed record, and attended by industry leaders from Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems and Pilkington.

With over 1200 students and 250 staff, MACE is not only the largest Engineering school in the UK (in terms of student numbers), but one of the largest in Europe.


The event, held December 7, marked the opening of one of the UK’s few Engineering schools to have received a top ‘5’ rating for research excellence.

A £20m budget will fund the School’s world-leading research into areas such as environment, energy, medical, aerospace and nuclear engineering.

The School’s world-class facilities include:

 The Goldstein Laboratory - one of the UK’s most hi-tech aerodynamic and wind-testing facilities which includes a supersonic tunnel with a Mach 3 capability.
 Tyndall Centre – one of the UK’s leading research centre’s in the field of climate change.
 Laser Processing Research Centre – one of the world’s leading laser facilities.

Professor Graham Thompson, Head of the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, said: “Our mission is to advance knowledge and practice of engineering by means of high quality research and teaching in order to provide a stimulating environment and an excellent learning experience for students and staff.”

Simon Hunter | alfa
Further information:
http://www.manchester.ac.uk

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