STEM Centre

The new STEM Extension to Markeaton Street has come to life, providing computer studios and specialist facilities for engineering, technology and computing students.

The University's new 4,200 square metre facility has been specially designed to enhance applied practical teaching in mechanical, motorsport, manufacturing and civil engineering to support our new MEng programmes, while upgrading and extending facilities for electrical and electronics engineering and computer networking.

An accessible roof space provides new opportunities for teaching communications technology and sustainable engineering such as renewable energy system and water harvesting.

Nick Antonopoulos, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology, said: “Our students will benefit from problem-driven and industry-linked projects, curriculum and learning/teaching methodologies. This will help our students develop the technical and professional skills required for amazing careers after graduation.”

The building has been constructed to meet Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) ‘Very Good’ standard, and the architectural design enhances and complements the landscape between the two buildings. 

The STEM extension was part-funded by a £5 million grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

Specialist facilities

The extension provides a wide range of high-quality industry standard facilities including: