Engineering and Applied Physics
This department covers a wide spectrum of engineering specialisms as well as leading the way with renewable energy and sustainable technologies.
The team are passionate about training students in the skills and knowledge that industry is looking for and they have strong links with organisations in the region including UPM, JCB, Airbus. Toyota, Polybush, Rolls-Royce, Magellan and Raytheon. Students are actively given opportunities to work on ‘real’ projects and even have a Formula student team.
The academics have strong links with professional bodies such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Energy Institute (EI), the Association of Building Engineers, the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and courses benefit from being accredited by their related body.
The university has invested £500K in engineering equipment in recent years, in association with an investment of equipment from major companies and local suppliers.