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Congratulations and Welcome to the Department of Engineering

 Welcome and congratulations on joining our Department. This is an exciting time to become a professional engineer. The world is changing with global challenges such as the need to counter climate change and the impact of the global pandemic. Engineers have played a pivotal role in addressing societal challenges and opportunities for hundreds of years. Our contribution is probably needed now, more than ever before, to ensure a sustainable future for all. Our programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels are continually being updated and are delivered by world-class engineering experts in their fields, to best prepare our graduates for what lies ahead in their professional development. I wish you the very best for your time with us here at Durham and afterwards and I look forward to meeting many of you as you study with us. 

Simon Hogg

Head of Department

University student
'Welcome to the Department and Durham! Although it may feel daunting, this is the start of a very exciting journey. My advice is to explore all the opportunities in front of you; take advantage of the resources the Department has to offer you; and don’t worry if you feel overwhelmed or are struggling, the Department and your college are there to support you. Good luck and Enjoy!'

Dom Laurens
Staff-Student Communication Committee student chair





Department Information

More information can be found on our departmental intranet (SharePoint)

Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Information and instructions about module registration
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students



Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

Department of Engineering

Durham University
Lower Mount Joy
South RoadDurham

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1700