Our research addresses the needs of industry and of society
Scientists and engineers have to work together with a variety of other professionals in their quest to solve complex problems. Advances in technology have broadened the horizons of engineering whilst creating challenging multidisciplinary problems in virtually every aspect of modern life.
In both our teaching and our research, we endeavour to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of engineering and physical sciences, the key technologies and their interactions.
We deliver hands-on, active learning in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, mathematics, computer science and cybersecurity, logistics and supply chain management. We teach industry-accredited programmes, from traditional on-campus delivery to innovative work-based learning, and were the first institution in the UK to graduate degree level apprentices.
Our applied research addresses the needs of industry and of society. It is focussed into three cross-School, cross-disciplinary Institutes, delivering world-class research in bioenergy, photonics and urban technologies and the environment.
Our engagement with industry has led to a proven track record in delivering industry KTP projects and a long history of delivering truly innovative work-based learning in partnership with employers. More recently, it has enabled us to run successful industry clubs, connecting staff, students and industry professionals for research, networking, placement and graduate recruitment and curriculum development.