Visitors to the University’s Open Day at Telford Innovation Campus were the first to get a glimpse of the new facilities which include new workshops with three car bays, benches and professional tools to support the University of Wolverhampton Race Team (UWR) students’ work on its Formula 3 racing car as well as £100,000 state-of-the-art flight and track simulators.
Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The £10 million investment in new facilities and a range of new engineering courses is creating a lot of interest and we know that visitors to our Open Day on Saturday will be impressed with the improvements.
“This substantial investment in enhanced provision and expanded facilities demonstrates our commitment to providing the next generation of skilled engineers. Our new courses combine activity based learning and live industrial project work with a real focus on creativity and employability.”
New courses including BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering will be complemented by specialist equipment: a design and visualisation facility, wind tunnels, engine test facilities, 3D printing facilities, and laboratories dedicated to electronics and telecommunications, metrology and materials testing research.