“The Mappin building.”

Home & Centre of Engineering at Sheffield since 1917.

Opened in 1904, the Sir Frederick Mappin Building houses the departments of Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

The Sir Frederick Mappin Building, or more familiarly, the Mappin Building, is a grade II-listed building on Mappin Street, Sheffield, England, named after Sir Frederick Mappin (1821–1910), the so-called Father of the University of Sheffield.


“The Diamond, Est. 2015.”

We opened the Diamond in September 2015 and it represents our commitment to developing innovative learning and teaching in engineering. The £81m building accommodates undergraduate teaching within specialist laboratories, lecture theatres and flexible teaching rooms over six floors. The building also provides substantial mixed-use, student-led learning and teaching spaces. Nineteen laboratories provide specialised engineering facilities, with lab equipment worth £20m, offering an excellent practical experience for students. These include a clean room, a virtual and augmented reality laboratory and a workshop. Each of the specialist laboratories provide state of the art facilities in their own disciplines, but the Diamond also delivers multidisciplinary, practical, problem-based learning activities under one roof. Students design products using CAD in computer suites, fabricate them in the workshops or with 3D printers before testing them in a wind tunnel or testing machines. With chemical labs, bioengineering labs, a clean room, flight simulators, media editing and a virtual reality suite, students aren’t limited by traditional discipline boundaries.

We aim to equip our 1st and 2nd year students with the necessary fundamental experimental skills and technical competencies, which will feed into their 3rd and 4th year learning and research/industry-led projects, and which will help them to develop the academic and technical skills that industry is seeking from top graduates.