Faculty of EngineeringWorking with industry

Strong links with industry partners is one of our key strengths; these relationships have a major influence on both our research programmes and taught courses, keeping our academic staff and students at the forefront of engineering.

This contact with industry ensures we equip our students with relevant skills which will lead them to a successful career.

This relationship is also of benefit to our industry partners as we can provide services and training, sharing our own knowledge and skills to strengthen their business.


We can provide key knowledge and skills to businesses to help meet your business objectives, whether you’re from a large organisation, an SME, a charity or even a government organisation.

Find out more about the University's consultancy services.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We offer an extensive portfolio of CPD programmes, ranging from one-day workshops through to modules contributing to a full MSc degree. Many of these programmes are developed with, and for, our industry partners. 

Depending on your needs these can be delivered on campus through intensive teaching blocks, part-time or full-time study or via online or blended learning.

As well as delivering existing CPD programmes, we’re happy to work with you to discuss opportunities to provide new programmes tailored to suit your organisation’s needs.

Take a look at all the CPD programmes we're currently running across the Faculty of Engineering.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

KTPs are at the heart of our industrial engagement strategy. Our staff are committed to building and running KTP projects which exploit their expertise and our equipment capabilities. These are done in partnership, meeting the business and technical needs of industry. KTPs can improve your company’s competitiveness and productivity.

Find out more about the KTPS we've worked on in Engineering.

Postgraduate Research

Access to world-class facilities and expertise through engaging with Postgraduate Research in the Engineering Faculty is a cost-effective way for companies of all sizes to expand their internal research capacity. This website includes a webinar recording of an event about our postgraduate research opportunities for industry and some Case Studies, where the companies involved explain the business benefits they’ve had from their engagement in the projects.

Access to world-class equipment and facilities

Each of our eight departments has their own specialist equipment and facilities. Our facilities are often used by our industry partners who we work closely with to conduct high-impact practical research.

Take a look at some of our facilities.