New partnership gives engineering students the edge

Engineering student at Lincoln

The University of Lincoln has announced a new collaboration with one of the world’s largest private industrial automation companies.
The partnership with B&R Automation, which is headquartered in Austria and has more than 180 offices around the globe, enables engineering students to benefit from access to state-of-the-art technology, industry specific training, and unique research and work placement opportunities. As part of the collaboration, students are building new prototypes that can be tested at the University before moving into industry environments.

Dr Andrea Paoli, Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Automation in the School of Engineering, said: “Our aim is to produce industry-ready graduates who are an asset to employers from day one, so this new partnership will help us to ensure that our teaching is informed by the very latest demands of the sector. Our students are tackling important industry issues and the projects that they are working on could have a real impact.”

Andrew Norcliffe, Regional Manager for B&R Automation, said: “The University is home to state-of-the-art R&D and teaching facilities and we are excited about collaboratively developing new research programmes and curricula, which will help shape the engineers of the future.”

James Wallis, Education Manager at B&R UK, added: “Working alongside our Applications Team, students will explore real-life challenges and learn how they can be solved using cutting-edge automation solutions. Both B&R and the University of Lincoln have fully embraced the new collaboration and are already actively developing various robotic applications in a variety of industries.”

University of Lincoln International Study Centre students can choose the Engineering and Computing subject route on the International Foundation Year or the Engineering subject route on the International Year One.