School of Engineering - Robert Gordon University

Website: School of Engineering


Year Founded: 1992


Our facilities include • Drilling and Advanced Rig Training (DART, DS-6000) • Large scale multiphase flow loop • Environmental Test Chambers • Subsonic Wind Tunnel (36 m/s) • RoV Water Tank Testing • Renewable Energy Technology Facilities • Non-Destructive Testing Lab • Materials Testing and Characterisation Lab – full suite of material analysis • Composites Manufacturing Lab • Engineering Workshop • Electrical and Electronic Suites We also deliver Materials Testing Services - find details at

Capability Statement

The School of Engineering boasts modern,

purpose-built laboratories and facilities, equipped with the very latest

engineering technology, ensuring our students always have access to

‘the right tools for the job’.

State-of-the-art facilities include the 'Slice of Ocean Wave Tank' which is currently helping researchers to study and test new innovative wave power technology that can withstand harsh environments.

Our IT laboratories are fully equipped with the latest industry-related software and online technical applications, ensuring high performance and outstanding support.

Development Activities

Our Research focuses on providing innovative and practical solutions to industrial problems, with particularly strong industry-focused research in the oil & gas, engineering design and Materils, and renewable/sustainable energy sectors. The research is well recognised for transferring new technologies to industry through spin-out companies, patents and knowledge transfer partnerships.

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