Our focus and vision
Our Engineering Technologies community is focussed on being a leading, highly sustainable and 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 Aviation and Raytheon among others.
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 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.
We share a vision with our industry partners to have our students fully engaged in real applied research project/problem-based learning that breaks the boundaries of current knowledge and understanding. Research interests and groups within Engineering Technologies include:
- Renewable and sustainable energy
- Industrial technology
- Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things
- Biomedical and Health Technologies
Find out more about our Applied Business and Technology research priority area