Engineering Technologies

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our aims and vision

Our aim is to establish a leading and highly sustainable Engineering T​echnologies community, recognised for its high-quality engineering offering. One that fosters new talent and innovation and supports the growth of our students and engineering employers locally, nationally and internationally.

The vision is to provide high quality engineering education, research, outreach and engagement programmes that enable our students to achieve their career goals, boost the productivity of the employers we work with and promote a strong, sustainable engineering future for the region.

Strong industry support

All the Engineering Technologies courses and programmes we offer have been designed to incorporate a strong industrial pathway, reflecting the needs of the evolving engineering industry. Some of the​​ firms involved in supporting this include BAE systems, Airbus, BT, GE Aviatio and​ Raytheon among others.

Career-ready graduates

These companies offer placements for our students but also help co-design our curricula ensuring our degrees are ultra-relevant, producing career-ready graduates. Our programmes are also designed to meet the requirements for professional bodies; Chartered or Incorporated Engineer level of the Engineering Council UK through IET, iMechE and​ EI.

A solid foundation in research and collaboration​

Establishing a solid a multi/inter-disciplinary Applied Engineering Research capability is a key part of the Engineering Technologies offering. This ensures that the curriculum remains up-to-date, inspiring and intellectually challenging. We offer a range of postgraduate taught degrees​ that could be your first step towards undertaking research in the field of engineering. ​​The importance of collaboration as a foundation for promoting innovation and competitiveness in manufacturing and services is crucial, especially in transitioning industries.​​

Doctor Salah Al-Majeed  

Dr. Salah Al-Majeed

Academic Subject Leader (Head) of Engineering Technologies

With several years of experience in running academia; teaching, research and management, leading research groups and managing people nationally and internationally, I understand the hard work, excitement, dedication and rewards involved in a successful university.

Teaching goals

We use a variety of different teaching styles and learning activities, depending on the type of module and the learner group. We view learning as a socio-cultural, constructivist and interactionist process in the Vygotskian tradition. Our main goals are always to help students develop their intellectual, practical and creative potential and to encourage their personal development. Our teaching puts the learner at the centre. We aim to provide a safe and interactive learning space, design work programmes with clear progression routes, and create study materials and tasks which take into account different learner types and mixed-level learner groups.

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