The School of Engineering and Innovation was established in 2013, bringing together staff working on a suite of projects and programmes with a long history of innovation in teaching and research critical to understanding and acting in today’s technology-dependent world.


The School takes a broad, interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to Engineering and Innovation. Through our teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities we aim to make significant impact on individuals, organisations and communities that have to design, develop, build and manage complex systems involving technologies of all kinds. Technologies are becoming more and more influential in all the things we do and our academic activity is focussed on researching, designing, implementing and managing those technologies, and communicating their key concepts through our teaching programmes.

We are a large and lively School of over 80 academic staff with an extraordinarily diverse range of knowledge and skills. Our expertise ranges from materials engineering, acoustics and energy through design and systems thinking to environmental and technology management. We work closely with colleagues in other Schools within the Faculty and University on some of our projects and programmes.

We have over 10,000 undergraduate and 1,500 taught postgraduate students studying our rich array of modules and qualifications. Over 10 percent of these students are from outside the UK. The vast majority are in paid employment and studying for career development reasons. We therefore have strong relationships with employers and professional bodies to ensure that our curriculum and qualifications are fit for purpose and reflect current practice.

We have annual research and development income of over £3M and support over 40 full-time and 30 part-time research students.

The School made a successful submission for an Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2016.


Our teaching, research and scholarship covers a wide range of subjects and areas involving staff within the following principal groups:


Applied Systems Thinking in Practice



Environmental Management and Technology

Integrated Waste Systems

•Materials Engineering

Radio Frequency Research

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Athena Swan Bronze Award