Access to advanced technology, expertise on hand

Test-run your future projects; assess your inventions, explore your data and use our assets to benefit your employees. Our facilities are ranked in the UK’s top three

(The Times Higher Education UK Student Experience Survey 2016)

Testing for business

The advanced technologies used in our research is available for your commercial use. We’ll help you test your ideas – from proof of concept to technical feasibility - helping you save money and improve results.

Drilling Training Programme - DART

DART Simulator

A risk-free environment to practice critical operations using our decommissioning, drilling and wells simulators.

Engineering testing

Materials Testing Service

Facilities enable microscopy, spectroscopy, laser and plasma technology, liquid and gas chromatography and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy among others, plus a 3D/4D imaging lab for reverse engineering design.

Wave Machine

Engineering: Wave Tank

A ‘Slice of Ocean’ wave tank allowing research on wave power technology in harsh environments, plus tank facilities for ROV testing

Green Screen

Green Screen Room

For multimedia video production. Total floor area 58 square metres with infinity wall on three faces. Includes a motion capture system and remotely operated jib system

Make Aberdeen

Make Aberdeen

Digital fabrication studio where laser cutting and rapid prototyping using digital tools and design software can make ideas become reality.

Cyber Security Lab

Why Study Facilities Infographic - Computing: Software

A fully functional air-gapped Cyber Security Lab which houses specialised hardware/software dedicated to the teaching of security related modules.

Facilities for business

Your business and its employees can benefit from RGU’s investment in facilities geared for the challenges of tomorrow:


RGU Wellness SIWB Health Building with Filter

RGU:Wellness offers a suite of specialist services to support the health and wellbeing agendas of clients in all sectors.


RGU Sport

RGU SPORT boasts modern world class sporting facilities.

Venue Hire

Garthdee Campus 450 x 300

RGU has an extensive range of event facilities.

Case Studies

To investigate using any of these facilities and be supported by our experts in your field, contact us.