Postgraduate study

School: Engineering

About the School

Our School is a hotbed of innovation. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 94 per cent of our research activity in general engineering was rated 4* world leading or 3* internationally excellent on the overall quality profile. We have a strong track record of producing technology spin-outs and we develop industry links to help you build relationships that will last your whole career.

We have seven specialist research institutes:

  • Bioengineering
  • Digital Communications
  • Energy Systems
  • Infrastructure and Environment
  • Integrated Micro and Nano Systems
  • Materials and Processes
  • Multiscale thermofluids

Unique resources

We have computing facilities unique to the UK, including the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), a leading European centre for research, and the silicon fabrication capabilities of the Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC), which also has extensive ‘class 10’ cleanrooms, and provides rare access to tools for processing 200mm silicon wafers. The SMC has strong links with industry and spin-out activity, generating annual turnover of more than £1 million.

State-of-the-art facilities

The BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering hosts bespoke equipment to support groundbreaking research and consultancy with precisely controlled high temperatures and the latest image analysis techniques. The recently refurbished Structures Test Hall is our high-headroom lab for testing large and unusual assemblies. We have state-of-the-art lab facilities for developing and testing non-destructive evaluations and material-handling technologies. We also have a smart infrastructure lab and a good range of environmental engineering testing resources for the

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We offer a range of options for postgraduate study: from professional qualifications to independent research, on-campus taught programmes to part-time, online study. Find out which graduate study option is right for you: