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School: Engineering

About the School

Engineering is an exciting, hands-on subject that will inspire you to challenge the way things are done, to think creatively and develop solutions that will genuinely make a difference to the world. Engineers are at the forefront of innovation, contributing to the transition to a lower carbon future; next-generation materials and processes; devices for medical diagnosis; data-driven innovation, robotics and AI systems; and making infrastructure and the environment safer and healthier.

Our School is a thriving, international community of staff and students addressing the world’s critical challenges across all disciplines of engineering. We’re a leading centre for innovation and our research is carried out under a wide variety of engineering themes in seven institutes:

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

Our research

As a postgraduate student, you will have the opportunity to engage in world-leading research through our active academic groups. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021), our joint submission with Heriot-Watt University, was ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK, based on the quality and breadth of our combined research by Times Higher Education*. Furthermore, 96% of our research activity was ranked world-leading and internationally excellent.

*Joint submission rankings are calculated by combining the individual institutions’ results in the same unit of assessment

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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: