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Engineering at Edge Hill is your chance to explore a whole host of areas and become a specialist in electronic engineering, robotics, intelligent automation or computer engineering. Our teaching and student learning is informed by our cutting-edge, internationally recognised research and industry links.

Discover Engineering

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

The Tech Hub is home to big data servers, programmable child-sized robots, transparent touchscreen monitors, and interactive teaching screens.

Explore the brand new £13 million Tech Hub building using our virtual tour.

Artificial intelligence and robots

Edge Hill University’s Dr Ardhendu Behera, from the Computer Science Department, is leading a project to build pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

A team of students have spent the summer teaching Robbie, a toddler sized robot, to recognise 90 common objects as well as human actions and emotions.

Engineer your future

In 1991, when the World Wide Web was still in its infancy and digital mobile phones first began to appear on the streets, I started research on the third generation of mobile satellite and cellular networks – better known as 3G. I travelled all around Europe working on 3G, 4G and 5G – seeing the impact my own research and work, and that of thousands of other highly-skilled engineers, was having on a global scale. Currently, I’m working on researching the next generation – the 6G network.

That’s one of the things I love about electrical engineering, innovation never stops and you really can grow with the subject, and that’s what makes it so exciting.

Professor Ray Sheriff
Professor Ray Sheriff

What’s going on in the department?

A national campaign to develop the next generation of engineers, supported by Edge Hill University, will be showcased on the world stage at the COP26 summit.

The University has joined forces with not-for-profit organisation Primary Engineer and its ‘If You Were an Engineer, What Would You Do?’ competition, to encourage children and young people to consider a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Each year, the competition sees tens of thousands of young people identify problems – large and small – and design engineering solutions to solve them.

The results from the competition will be presented as part of an exhibition during COP26, the annual United Nations climate change summit, on 7 November in Glasgow.

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Meet our students

Come and join us in a dynamic and supportive environment of high quality scholars and students. Hear from our students about what they have got up to on their degree, what facilities are available and what being an Edge Hill student is really like.

Computing and Information Technology student Calvin

Not many students get the opportunity to go and work in another country straight out of university but, thanks to the opportunities at Edge Hill, I’m ready for it.

Calvin Chiu

Computing and IT student

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BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development alumni student, Daniel Bracey

My favourite thing about my course is that it’s mostly hands-on and code-based practical tasks, which allows me to dive into programming to solve the task at hand.

Daniel Bracey

BSc (Hons) Web Design & Development

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Declan Heron profile photo

My degree has given me multiple opportunities that I would not have received otherwise. I would not have been able to achieve my goals without the Fastrack programme at Edge Hill University.

Declan Heron

BSc (Hons) Computing

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Élise Westbury-Jones

The University and campus have a personal touch. The lecturers recognise and know their students well.

Élise Westbury-Jones

BSc (Hons) Computing (Networking, Security & Forensics)

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Edge Hill student dressed in a suit.

My degree has widened my understanding and opportunities.

Finley Ellis

BSc (Hons) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

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BEng (Hons) Intelligent Automation & Robotics student, Isha Bhukya

The community at Edge Hill is very accepting. I was nervous about starting university, however after I met my teachers and found my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be.

Isha Bhukya

BEng (Hons) Intelligent Automation & Robotics

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Headshot of Alumni Jay Patel

“When I first started my degree, I struggled to settle in and found the course challenging – but the staff were so friendly and encouraging, helping me build my confidence. I loved it so much, I stayed to complete a Masters.”

Jay Patel

BSc (Hons) Computing

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Computer Engineering student Lucie

Artificial Intelligence can only grow in the future as it becomes more and more a part of our lives. There will be an increasing demand for people with skills and understanding of robotics and AI.

Lucie Jones

BSc (Hons) Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

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Before I applied, I thought clearing was for the purpose of just potentially getting a place at university. That there was a slight chance that you would get a place only if there were still places available. It came to be that it took less than a few days from applying for the course to being enrolled on the course, and a day or so after I got a place to live on campus too.

Luke Turner

BSc (Hons) Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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Computing (Networks, Cyber Security and Forensics), Peter Byrne

If you are going to study at Edge Hill take advantage of the many additional events and extra-curricular activities on offer to make your CV stand out.

Peter Byrne

BSc (Hons) Computing (Networks, Cyber Security and Forensics)

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Student vlogs

Find out why Alexander chose to study computing at Edge Hill, from the resources and state-of-the-art technology to the opportunities available to students:

Engineering news and features

Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in our campus with the virtual tour. Explore the buildings from your own home. Get a feel for our learning, living, and leisure spaces and roam the halls of our iconic buildings.