About the Faculty of Engineering
Studying engineering at Bristol will immerse you in a vibrant postgraduate community that is at the heart of a faculty intimately linked to world-class engineering industry.
Bristol is known internationally for sustained engineering achievement, from Brunel’s iconic Clifton suspension bridge through to Concorde and now as one of the UK’s largest centres for the microelectronics industry. Our teaching and research are conducted in close collaboration with world-leading industry, much of which is local, including Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus, Arup, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and EDF Energy. These companies provide many jobs for our graduates.
The faculty comprises two academic schools which cover the core disciplines of aerospace, civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science and engineering mathematics. Our taught and research postgraduate programmes evolve continuously to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances.
The faculty has attracted over £20 million in funding to its six centres for doctoral training in advanced composites, composites manufacture, robotics, quantum engineering, water informatics and communications. This is one of the largest awards to a single university in the UK.
The faculty also hosts major research centres, including: the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering; the cutting-edge communication systems and networks and high-performance networks research groups; and the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science. Bristol was selected to lead the National Composites Centre, a government-funded project with investment well in excess of £45 million. The faculty was awarded a prestigious £12 million interdisciplinary research collaboration fund to establish the SPHERE project, developing sensor systems to address challenges in healthcare.
Strengths of the faculty
The faculty is central to the Cabot Institute and Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, the University’s multidisciplinary hubs dedicated to environmental uncertainty and health respectively. The faculty is home to a number of internationally renowned research groups in areas such as smart cities, composites, quantum, robotics, water and digital health.
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