About the School of Engineering and Technology

With our progressive approach, excellent facilities and career-relevant programmes, the School of Engineering and Technology has an international reputation for attracting students and developing talented graduates who are highly sought after by employers.

There are currently around 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the School of Engineering and Technology which is based at the College Lane campus. The School is also a member of Athena SWAN, a Charter that encourages and recognises commitment to advancing the careers of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) employment in higher education and research. Our School Athena SWAN Pages can be found here.

Our courses

Our courses are designed and continually updated in consultation with industry and the professional bodies. All our UG and taught PG programmes are accredited by one or more of the IET, IMechE and RAeS. As a result, our students develop technical competence and employability skills.

Our 3 Industry Advisory Groups (IAG) draw their membership from regional and national companies and include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive & Mechanical
  • Electronic Communications Technology

They meet on an annual basis, assisting the School with its strategic direction, influencing curriculum, advising on career opportunities and sponsorship of prizes and scholarships.

This culminates in the School's annual prize-giving-day when all three IAGs come together with student prize winners to celebrate their achievement. The IET also awards ICTTech and EngTech certificates to sandwich placement students at this event.


Work placement is available in the year before graduation. This gives our programmes the strong commercial bias that employers seek and value.

We actively promote placement opportunities for all our students and help you identify, plan and secure your preferred placement as part of your sandwich award.

Your placement experience is further rewarded by IET through certification at EngTech or ICTTech (or both) level, placing you firmly on a professional career path.

Find out more about work placement.

Future careers

Our graduates leave us with excellent career prospects.

Find out more about future careers or read testimonials from our 2012 graduates.


Find out if you are eligible for a scholarship and how to apply.


The extensive range of facilities in the School of Engineering and Technology are among the best in the country.

Find out more about our specialist facilities.


Our extensive research and consultancy interests involve many cutting-edge issues, such as sustainable energy for the home and transportation.


We welcome international students to our UK campus and have set up recognition agreements with many international partners.

Get in touch

Contact the School of Engineering and Technology if you have any queries or require more information.