Computer Science

About the department


Our Departmental facilities offer undergraduate, postgraduate, research students and staff an excellent environment in which to study and work.

The Department is based in the recently refurbished Haslegrave building and boasts excellent facilities including:

  • Five general computer laboratories (180 computers) with 24-hour access for the exclusive use of our students and support from a team of systems specialists
  • Four specialist lab facilities for student project work on robotics, networking, HCI and imaging technology
  • Online access to lecture material and study resources via the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (LEARN) – available from anywhere in the world
  • Study rooms and seminar rooms

Continued investment in resources will see our new robotics lab open shortly, featuring advanced robotics equipment including a pair of Aldebaran Robotics NAO robots. The lab will be used to conduct cutting edge research into robotic programming using deep learning AI techniques. The lab will be equipped with testing facilities designed to explore the future potential for robotics in society. The NAO robots join our existing complement of robotic equipment which includes a number of quadcoptors, robotic animals and E-Pucks.

Visual Paradigm supports Loughborough University with the use of UML tools, BPMN tools and agile story mapping tools, under the Academic Training Partnership.