The Faculty is home to over 4000 students with 3000 undergraduate, 600 taught postgraduate and 400 postgraduate research students all studying within eight leading departments.
As the largest engineering Faculty in Scotland, we are renowned internationally for research and strong links with industry. This is evidenced by a research portfolio of over £85M and having secured 19 Proof of Concept awards, over 250 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects and spun out 15 companies.
Internationalisation is a key strategic priority for the Faculty and, through its collaborative links with overseas partners, the Faculty now boasts a growing international community of students, researchers and staff from over 80 countries and collaborations with overseas Universities/Industries.
Multi-million pound investments by the Research Councils, Government and Industry, including Rolls Royce and British Energy, are testament to the quality and relevance of the Faculty’s growing research portfolio. Recent investments in facilities include the Advanced Forming Research Centre, the Power Networks Demonstration Centre and the Advanced Space Concepts Lab. These bring together the research strengths from across the Faculty and push the boundaries in both world leading and relevant research.
The Faculty is also leading in training the next generation of researchers and is engaged in eight multi-million pound EPSRC-funded Doctorial Training Centres in Wind Energy, Medical Devices, Advanced Forming and Manufacture, Systems Engineering, Nuclear Engineernig, Optics and Photonics, Offshore Renewable Energy and Continuous Manufacture and Crystallisation. Growth in its postgraduate research student community is a key strategic priority for the Faculty with over £5M directed towards supporting our postgraduate research students annually.
The Faculty has a long history of knowledge transfer and delivering CPD education for industry. The Graduate School of Engineering provides industry-focused courses with a flexible approach to delivery that places business needs first. As a member of the West of Scotland Knowledge Transfer Partnership Centre (KTP), the Faculty has helped to establish over 250 projects, with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management having secured the highest number of KTPs in Scotland.
The Faculty also has an excellent track record in translating research developments into commercial successes having secured Proof of Concept funding for 19 projects since the scheme was launched in 1999 and led or directly contributed to the spin-out of 15 companies.
The Faculty has a strong and well established reputation for its education and for producing high-calibre graduates that are sought after by industry. We are committed to enhancing our education and the quality of the student experience through research-informed teaching programmes, investing in excellent academic staff and teaching facilities and by implementing innovative approaches to teaching. These high standards are recognised by the professional institutions through accreditation of all of our undergraduate programmes, and many of our postgraduate programmes.