Our researchNaval architecture, ocean & marine engineering

Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)

Strathclyde’s Engineering submission, which included the research of seven departments from the Faculty of Engineering, has the joint highest impact quality profile in Scotland and joint highest environment quality profile in Scotland, based on GPA as calculated by THE.

Find out more about REF 2021 Results.

Our vision is to uphold our position as a world-leading centre of marine technology, by developing a sustainable research environment which supports continuous improvement and growth. By creating a clear and distinctive focus, we will concentrate academic efforts, raising international visibility and impact in research and student attractability.

We're carrying out research which is supporting industry in a useful and innovative way. We've state-of-the-art facilities. Our staff are internationally recognised for their expertise. We have track record and kudos to lead major research thinking in the key areas of ocean energy and maritime.

The department's research mission is to utilise its strengths and novelty to maximise impact and help the ocean and maritime communities (research and industrial) and the society to address global challenges such as decarbonisation and digitalisation in a circular economy environment, shaping the 21st Century.

We take part in many different research projects and networks funded by the UK government, the EU and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Our researchers also participate in research bodies such as the EU Research and Development Co-ordination Group and the International Maritime Organisation.

Our academics are renowned worldwide and participate in international committees such as ISSC, ITTC, EAWE, EERA.