The University of Wolverhampton is investing over £10m in advanced new engineering facilities and courses in response to the regional and national shortage of qualified engineering graduates.
Major investment at Telford Innovation Campus will focus on enhancing facilities to provide students with access to technology at the forefront of engineering developments.
New courses including BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering will be complemented by specialist equipment: a design and visualisation facility, wind tunnels, engine test facilities, 3D printing facilities, and laboratories dedicated to electronics and telecommunications, metrology and materials testing.
In the UK, it is estimated that there will be a shortfall of around 200,000 qualified engineers by 2020. Our enhanced provision and expanded facilities demonstrate our commitment to the next generation of skilled engineers, with courses combining activity based learning and live industrial project work with a real focus on creativity and employability.
This latest investment in teaching and learning facilities for the study of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects follows the recent £21m investment in the Rosalind Franklin Science Centre at City Campus.