Faculty of EngineeringMeet our Student Community
Our Faculty of Engineering is home to over 6,000 students from almost 100 countries, studying across 8 departments at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and we are pleased to see them continue to succeed in their studies and future careers. Find out more about the lives of our students, and what they enjoy about studying at Strathclyde.
I would highly recommend Strathclyde to prospective students due to its large international student population, high-quality learning environments, and widely recognised and impressive teaching and research abilities.
PhD in Architecture
Minjiang joined our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering from China through one of our articulation programmes, before continuing his studies with a PhD. Minjiang now works for SP Energy Networks, and discusses his journey to where he is today.
Shreya joined our MSc Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage programme, and enjoyed support from our Indian Student Society before she even arrived in Glasgow.
"My course is great for networking with people with a passion for computing and electronics. It was through the people I’ve met on my course and the fantastic careers service that I managed to secure a job after the first year of studies."
"The University of Strathclyde is one of the best universities in the UK in terms of Engineering and research. It provides industry-oriented learning to its students, which makes them job-ready."
"While you are studying at Strathclyde, you will understand that nothing is impossible. I can say that this is the place of dream makers."
I entered Strathclyde through the Engineering Academy programme, meaning that I spent my first year at City of Glasgow College, before entering directly into 2nd year at Strathclyde.
MEng Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Academy route
"The Strathclyde community is very professional, and friendly. They provided me with all the help I've needed and made my research journey easier and happier."
"On my course, I particularly enjoy that the theory that we are taught is also put to the test in real scenarios in labs and projects."
"I enjoy the typical engineering student life running between labs and the library, debating with peers and chatting with lecturers."
We have a large community of Nigerian students studying at Strathclyde, with many studying in our Faculty of Engineering. Hear from some of our students on what they like about studying here.
One of the highlights of my studies so far has been getting the opportunity to be part of the 16th UN Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) as a delegate and participate in the United Nation’s 26th annual global climate summit, COP26.
MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems and the Environment
"Being able to meet people from all over the world has been my favourite thing about studying at Strathclyde. I have had the opportunity to meet students, staff, colleagues and friends from different countries and different cultures."
"I like that my course is not just theoretical, it involves clinical and technical practical skills which makes it unique and always exciting. The course is also very rewarding when you visualise the amount of positive impact you can make in your patients’ lives."
"The main thing I like about my course is that I am able to study something I have a passion for whilst surrounded by people who share that passion."
When you live and study abroad you have the chance to broaden your mind and adopt a more globalised way of thinking. I strongly believe that studying abroad fits perfectly with someone who wants to pursue a more international career.
MSc Technical Ship Management
"Being away from my country, in the beginning, I was worried about missing my family and friends but the friendly culture helped me to make many friends and I never felt left out."
"I wanted a career where I could cultivate and use my skills to benefit people, and somewhere I could witness a change."
The University boasts of a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub, Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), with facilities well fitted to serve the needs of anyone aspiring for a career in manufacturing engineering. It’s indeed a place of useful learning.
I like how diverse the modules are on my course because it feels like you get to sample a little bit of everything, which helps you find your niche for choosing a career after university.
MEng Product Design Engineering
"Everyone at the University of Strathclyde has made me feel incredibly welcome and I think this is because inclusion is made a priority. I have met students and staff from all over the world and really benefited from hearing many diverse perspectives."
"I enjoyed the ability to create your own curriculum with optional classes, as it gives you a chance to specialise."
"I would definitely recommend Strathclyde. The quality of the education is fantastic and there are so many opportunities to apply your work, collaborate with industry and feel like you’re helping to create change."
The Strathclyde community is very professional, and friendly. They provided me with all the help I've needed and made my research journey easier and happier.
PhD Chemical & Process Engineering
"Chemical engineering is not the most straightforward course for studying, but here at Strathclyde, it was pretty delightful. For me, the labs have been the most exciting part of my studies here."
"After deciding on which course I wanted to study, I started to research which universities I could go to. Strathclyde stood out due to its position in the university rankings and also due to its strong links to industry."
"The courses available in the Faculty of Engineering are very comprehensive, you can learn almost everything you need to be a successful engineer, such as the knowledge about materials, power, aerospace and the environment."