Department of Engineering

History

History

During the past 125 years, Engineering as a subject underwent exceptional transformations. As part of the Department's 125th anniversary celebrations in 2000, the following website was created to describe its role in the history of Engineering. We hope you enjoy reading about our pioneering work, which has spanned a huge range of fields, including the early days of jet engines and scanning electron microscopes.

The website is intended to be interactive and fun, and makes use of multimedia features. The full version requires JavaScript and Macromedia Flash and Shockwave plug-ins, and is primarily targeted at PCs running Windows and at Macintosh computers. A simplified version has also been developed, which does not require Javascript or these plug-ins. However, browsers should have image viewing enabled for ease of use.