Engineering at the University of Bristol is committed to producing leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. Our aim is to advance knowledge and the technological innovations required to address global challenges and big societal issues.
Students are supported in questioning existing practice, giving them the skills and confidence to become potential leaders in their chosen fields. Our students continue to win more Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Advanced awards than anywhere in the UK. As a result, engineering graduates are highly employable with well-developed skills in areas such as numeracy, team working, report writing and creativity. These skills are easily transferable with 86 per cent of students gaining employment or continuing onto postgraduate study upon graduating. Of those who start work 55 per cent typically embark on an engineering career, while others enter a huge range of occupations where their broad skills base is appreciated. There are Bristol engineers applying their knowledge within the Civil Service, the armed forces, education, investment services, the media and a host of other fields.
Our excellent standard of teaching is a result of our commitment to providing research-informed education. Staff bring recent research to their teaching, enabling students to learn from leading authorities in their field.
Along with teaching, our academics are always engaged in research; many leading the way in some of the most ground-breaking research that has paved the way for technology that we take for granted today. Their pioneering research has led to strong partnerships and strategic alliances with local and global industry. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as our research activity, are shaped at all stages by the emerging needs of business.
Our strategic links with industry and our determination to seek solutions to worldwide challenges have allowed us to construct first-class facilities such as the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering (BLADE), which has strategic partnerships with AgustaWestland, and the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science (ACCIS), which continually engages with Rolls-Royce and Airbus on a number of projects occurring there.
Many of our industrial partnerships have resulted in studentship funding and graduates continuing their career in one of the many different organisations that we affiliate with.