The dedicated team in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences works hard to deliver a vibrant, creative, and genuinely innovative curriculum. We produce industry-ready graduates, successful in gaining graduate roles across a broad range of industrial sectors.
We equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and, importantly, the practical experience to embark upon exciting and challenging careers. The innovative hands-on curriculum puts students in our laboratories and workshop spaces right from day one. We believe in learning by doing and in giving students industry-relevant experience. In many cases, our students are assessed by whether what they have built works, rather than by written exam.
Examples include computer science students' opportunity to undertake client projects in our student-led software engineering enterprise Beautiful Canoe. Electrical engineering students undertake design, build, and test projects. We embed the CDIO methodology throughout our mechanical engineering programmes where students build electric vehicles, wind turbines, and medical devices in their first two years. A team of students competes in Formula Student each year. In contrast, our product design students' final assessment sees them organising a design show and exhibiting their designs to an industry audience.
We work hard as a College to address diversity issues in STEM subjects and increase participation in higher education by students from all backgrounds.
We offer courses in a wide range of engineering disciplines—biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, mathematics, computer science, logistics, and supply chain management. Students can join us at any stage of their career through our successful foundation programme, degree apprenticeships, and innovative work-based learning options that extend from a foundation degree up to masters level.