National Instruments

National Instruments (NI) and The University of Manchester have developed a strong partnership over the past few years. NI regularly delivers lectures on instrumentation to engineering undergraduates, contributes a prize for the best final fourth year project and has donated data acquisition equipment to the University.

"We are committed to building strong, long-term relationships with academia, and are thrilled to continue to develop our partnership with The University of Manchester, providing software and hardware tools designed to improve engineering education, a key strategic goal for National Instruments"

Robert Morton - Managing Director


In 2009 the School purchased twenty NI ELVIS (National Instruments Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite) units for a laboratory within the faculty, further developing National Instruments relationship with the University and department. These systems will be used for teaching analogue and digital electronics undergraduate course modules, as well as project-based work.

NI engineering scholarship

The NI Engineering Scholarship Programme is available to students studying an engineering or physics degree, allowing those who have shown outstanding academic achievement to develop their professional engineering career.

Find out more about NI scholarship.


Undergraduate projects

National Instruments has a range of hardware and software tools that are used to solve engineering challenges across industry. For more information please visit

If you are an undergraduate student and would be interested in learning how you might be able to use National Instruments technologies in your third or fourth year project, please contact National Instruments Academic Field Engineer, Hannah Wade

Student design contest

Students who use National Instruments technologies for their projects have the opportunity to enter a Student Design Contest.

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