The Faculty is currently ranked 7th in the UK for the quality of its research according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise, with 75% of the Faculty's research rated as internationally excellent or world leading. Our research feeds directly into our teaching ensuring that our courses are at the forefront of thinking in their respective fields.
Our teaching and research is delivered through our five schools:
The range and scope of our research is extensive and covers all of the major engineering disciplines, including cross cutting themes such as energy, materials, medical engineering and artificial intelligence, with theoretical, experimental and modelling work underpinning all areas.
This provides an ideal platform for multidisciplinary research, enabling us to undertake high-impact research in areas recognised as providing critical global challenges. Much of our research is linked to industry, with major collaborators throughout the UK and Europe. We have also aligned our Faculty with industry sectors such as digital technologies, energy, high value chemicals and medical technologies.
The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to promoting women in engineering and this is reflected in the number of female academics and students working within the Faculty. To find out more visit our Women in Engineering webpages.
Within the Faculty of Engineering we host two sectoral Centres for Industrial Collaboration (CIC), Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and Particles, which offer direct support to companies within the biomaterials and medical devices and the pharmaceuticals and process industries respectively. We are also a partner (with other regional Universities) in NanoFactory, which specialises in supporting innovation and commercialisation from nano- and ...
Engineering Research & Innovation Service
We are a specialist team whose role is to promote and support transfer of University engineering expertise and knowledge into industry and other external organisations. We are growing our external relationships to help us to commercialise, apply and exploit our knowledge, assets, expertise and technology; and to collaborate on developing the technology of the future.