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Engineering and Digital Technology Park

The University of Chichester’s cutting edge Engineering and Digital Technology Park, opening Summer 2018, puts a little STEAM behind STEM. By bringing together science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics courses on one state-of-the-art site, we aim to produce graduates that have enterprise skills, creativity, technical knowledge and are equipped to enter the graduate workforce.

Our existing departments of Engineering & Design and Creative & Digital Technologies will be based in the ‘Tech Park’ from September 2018 alongside courses in IT, Data Science and Maths.

The Engineering and Digital Technology Park will deliver 500 new science, technology, engineering and maths undergraduate and postgraduate student places per year by 2020. The project is supported and receives funding from HEFCE and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

Our Facilities

Our new facilities are designed to offer hands-on experiences in partnership with local industry. This, coupled with our problem-based approach and a focus on applied research, develops graduates who are able to move and flex across the engineering, technology and creative areas, equipping them to address the challenges that real businesses face. Find out more about our facilities.

Women in STEM

Our courses are designed in partnership with industry to develop the STEM specialists of the future, including women. At Chichester, we are activity seeking to increase the number of women working in Engineering, Product Design, Creative and Digital Technologies, IT, Data Science, Maths and other related fields.

We champion women in these disciplines and recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science to chartered electrical engineer Benita Mehra. Benita herself is a supporter of female and BAME scientists and is President and Trustee of the Women’s Engineering Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Opening soon

A traditional topping-out ceremony has taken place atop the Engineering and Digital Technology Park to mark the near-completion of the build. In a ritual dating back centuries Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Longmore poured oil and wine and scattered corn and salt over the highest point before completing the last section of concrete with a hand trowel.

It was also attended by engineering student Louise Grainger from the University’s integrated foundation course which was launched last year to make STEM degrees more accessible to all. The 19-year-old will progress onto one of the Technology Park’s undergraduate degrees when it opens this year. Find out more