The School takes a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to Engineering and Innovation. We have a long history of innovation in teaching and research critical to understanding and acting in today’s technology-dependent world. Through our teaching, research and external engagement activities we aim to make a significant impact on individuals, organizations and communities that have to design, develop, build and manage complex systems involving technologies of all kinds. Technologies are becoming more and more influential in all the things we do and our academic activity is focussed on researching, designing, implementing and managing those technologies, and communicating their key concepts through our teaching programmes.
We are a large and lively School of about 80 academic staff with an extraordinarily diverse range of knowledge and skills. Our expertise ranges from materials engineering, acoustics and energy through design and systems thinking to environmental and technology management. We work closely with colleagues in other Schools within the Faculty and University on some of our projects and programmes.
We have over 10,000 undergraduate and 1,500 taught postgraduate students studying our rich array of modules and qualifications. Over 10 percent of these students are from outside the UK. The vast majority are in paid employment and studying for career development reasons. We therefore have strong relationships with employers and professional bodies to ensure that our curriculum and qualifications are fit for purpose and reflect current practice. This includes an Industrial Advisory Board whose members reflect the breadth of our work.
We have annual research and development income of over £3m and support over 70 full-time and part-time research students .
The School made a successful submission for an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 2016.
The School is proud to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award in 2021.
You can view a list of all the staff and research students in the School.