In the School of Engineering we have a shared commitment to the value of education and an approach that develops graduates with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of engineering and the confidence and ability to put them into practice. We believe that our students benefit from learning in an environment where knowledge is created, not simply transmitted, and we aim to help them develop an integrated set of theoretical and practical skills so they can offer sustainable, ethical, human-centred and holistic solutions to engineering challenges in their future careers. We make time and space within the curriculum to give freedom for exploring ideas and methods, being creative and evaluative and undertaking curiosity-driven investigations and independent research.

The work you see in the Design Show represents in its range and quality the excellence in outcome that students achieve with the right opportunities, resources and support. Many of their outputs become successful entries to national and international competitions. We see their design work grow in sophistication and technical complexity as they progress through their studies and admire their increasing ability to apply their knowledge and skills to such impressive effect. We know they can be confident that employers will also recognise their potential as the next generation of engineering leaders.

Professor Anna Barney
Associate Dean (Education)
School of Engineering