Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
The Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering is a specialist centre within one of the UK’s largest engineering universities. We have 37 academic staff and nearly 150 postgraduate students on taught and research programmes.
Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help students throughout their studies and fully-equip them for their future endeavours.
The £14 million state-of-the-art facilities include laboratories, workshops, wind-tunnels, a flight simulator and a technical display area with a recently retired military aircraft. Loughborough University’s outstanding £17 million STEMLab is adjacent to the Department, and offers first-class engineering, science and materials laboratories, forming a truly cutting-edge learning facility for Loughborough students.
We have extensive laboratories and facilities including: wind tunnels; high performance computing; anechoic chamber; indoor UAV testing; structures testing facilities; gas-turbine engines; eight purpose built engine test cells; BAE Systems Hawk aircraft; 6-axis simulator (road and aircraft); chassis dynamometer and numerous instrumented test vehicles.
We also host the Rolls- Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes and the Caterpillar Innovation and Research Centre (IRC) in engine systems.