The Faculty has focussed research in every school and has participated in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) that measures the quality of research against international standards.

In the last exercise in 2008, 75% of the Faculty’s General Engineering research was recognised as being internationally recognised or better, including 10% at ‘World-Class’ grade.  Much of our research is industrially focussed and often ‘near-to-market’. This provides a real-world environment that often requires tight timescales.

We participate in national research collaborations, including the Low Carbon Research Institute(LCRI), High Performance Computing (HPC) and the ASTUTE project in Manufacturing Engineering. 

Our computing expertise is currently being exploited in a partnership with the School of Counselling & Psychology, in a collaborative project using computer games technology.

We have a particular strength in computational modelling and we regularly recruit undergraduate students to work with PhD project groups, especially for final year students the University Journal of Undergraduate Research, and participate in national student competitions.