Our facilities

We offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in a real-world environment. Combined with our hands-on approach to teaching and learning, this provides our students with the skills ready for their chosen industry.

These skills are taught within world-class facilities, providing our students with some of the most innovative and advanced technology and the freedom to invent, create and revolutionise their practice. Each of our course pages has details of the facilities you will have access to when studying with us.

Facilities are also available to hire. We can provide access to research facilities, specialist labs, cutting edge equipment and expertise, along with industry links within relevant business sectors.

Below are examples of our world-class facilities.

Learjet Lab

Our aircraft engineering students have access to our fully-equipped Learjet Lab. This provides them with the tools and a real world hands-on experience to gain strong career prospects for the future.

The Learjet Lab is fully-equipped with visual display, instrumentation, pilot controls, motion base and an instruction station. The lab also contains our very own flight simulator, where students are able to virtually fly their own aircraft designs.

This lab has been specially designed to allow students to gain experience in diagnostics, inspection, condition monitoring, component and equipment replacement and rectification, key skills for any aircraft engineer.

Learjet Lab
Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

The flight simulator is equipped with visual display, instrumentation, pilot controls, motion base and instruction station.


Our computer science and gaming students have full access to the University's CAVE (Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments), a treasure trove of specialist equipment. Using tools such as: Virtual Reality headsets and specialist equipment that tracks eye movements and brain activity, our students have the freedom to invent, create and revolutionise gaming.

This state-of-the-art technology allows our students to monitor their users' levels of enjoyment throughout the game and the opportunity to tailor their creation accordingly. This Lab has also allowed computing students to work closely and collaborate with design students, promoting interdisciplinary work and allowing students to begin successful partnerships creating innovative products at the forefront of technology.

Due to this innovative technology and collaborative learning environment Kingston University has become one of only twelve universities to have obtained an educational partnership with Sony (2017).

Virtual tour of Roehampton Vale campus engineering labs

Take a look inside our engineering labs at Roehampton Vale campus, including the Machine Lab, Fluid Dynamics Lab, Auto Lab, Advanced Manufacturing Suite and the Lear Jet Lab.

Hiring facilities and equipment

Whether you are developing a new product, need to test a prototype and measure results, or want to stage a conference or key meeting, we can help.

To find out more, call us on +44 (0)20 8417 3045 or email enterprise@kingston.ac.uk.