Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringWorking with business & organisations

Working with business & organisations

We have a long and successful history of working with industry partners in a number of areas. Some of our more significant partnerships include hosting the Weir Advanced Research Centre and the BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation.


Our staff offer consultancy services to many industrial clients.

Consultancy projects can be of any size – from a few hours work to projects lasting several years. Services and expertise on offer include computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling, finite element analysis and energy systems modelling.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are one of the best-known mechanisms for establishing links between companies and a university. A recent Strathclyde graduate works with the host company for two to three years to work on a business-led challenge requiring innovation. With our help, your business can deliver solutions to today’s challenging engineering problems.

Our department has the most active knowledge transfer partnerships of any in Scotland and is one of the top 5 in the UK. Our KTP partners range from SMEs to blue chip companies. Notable partnerships include: 

Continuing professional development 

We have a long-standing commitment to life-long learning. In the rapidly changing technological world, engineers have an obligation to keep up with new developments.

Find out more about our latest opportunities. 

Our expertise


Our aerospace groups have the expertise and facilities to move ideas from the drawing board to the launch pad.

We work with hypersonic flows to the development of advanced space concepts.


Our state-of-the-art knowledge and computational tools can help in a wide range of areas. This includes: 

  • the design of materials for conventional and nuclear power systems
  • high-pressure transportation and storage of oil and gas
  • deployment of renewable energy devices and energy demand reduction 

Mechanics & Materials

We draw on our knowledge in engineering science, to help with everything from new medical devices to new materials for energy conversion.

Computational Modelling

We host the largest and fastest supercomputer for computational engineering in any Scottish university. We run a range of world-leading software to assist in technology problems - from assessing the performance of high-temperature materials, to the simulation of nano-scale flows.

If you would like to find out more about working with us, please email