The thesis collection in the Queen's Building Library includes some undergraduate projects and postgraduate PhD theses in Engineering, from 1910 to date.
Find a PhD thesis
Use the catalogue to find details of a particular thesis, including its number:
Note: Mathematics PhD theses are held in the Arts & Social Sciences Library, including Computer Science theses before the Department transferred to the Faculty of Engineering.
How to borrow a thesis
Theses are kept in a restricted area and must be requested on a ‘Thesis Request Form’. These are located in front of the New Books display opposite the Issue desk. Once completed please hand the form in at the Issue desk. It can take 1 working day for a thesis to arrive and you will be notified when they are available.
PhD theses may not be borrowed by undergraduates; taught postgraduates or external members but may be consulted in the library.
Find a Project
Undergraduate projects from 2001 to date are available on the open shelves in the Gallery.
Undergraduate projects from 1950 to 2000 can be requested using a ‘Thesis Request form’ (see above).
Undergraduate projects from 1920 to 1949 have now been moved to Special Collections in the Arts and Social Sciences Library
MSc projects can be found on the open shelves in the Lower Reading Room.
Use the catalogue to find details of a particular project, including its number:
the online catalogue has details of all projects from 1994 to date (and some from earlier years). If a project is out on loan you can request it via the catalogue.
a card catalogue, on the right beyond the Issue desk, contains details of the earlier projects. Please note some Undergraduate projects are on the online catalogue in two sequences: author and chronological
How to borrow a project
Projects found on the open shelves in the Gallery or Lower Reading Room can be borrowed at the Issue Desk in the same way as borrowing a book.
Earlier projects are kept in a restricted area and must be requested on a ‘Thesis Request Form’. It can take 1 working day for a project to arrive and you will be notified when it is available.