About us

Welcome to the School of Engineering – where change begins. Our world is complex. It needs new engineering perspectives and innovative, creative voices like yours. We need enterprising mindsets, novel ideas and brave problem solvers to tackle 21st century problems and deliver tangible benefits for society.

In the School of Engineering, you’ll work across disciplines and boundaries to gain experience and understanding of real world challenges. We want you to think outside the box to design and evolve solutions for a sustainable future. Hone your skills in our purpose-built engineering building working in high-spec laboratories, workshops, digital and simulation labs within a diverse community of academics, researchers and technical staff, dedicated to helping you succeed.

Engineering runs deep in Bristol, home to Brunel, Rolls Royce, Airbus, GKN and a vast range of engineering businesses and communities. You’ll be in the heart of this vibrant city, where you can capitalise on our network and partnerships to open new doors and possibilities for a career with impact. The School of Engineering is a place to nurture and prove your practice, make new friends, and embrace ever-changing technologies and processes.

Together, we’ll keep exploring and pushing forward to bring about positive change for a brighter future.

Two students working on aerospace engineering project

Our partnerships and research

Three students working on a machine


Our unique partnerships and relationships put us in a strong position as a School, working closely with regional, national and international partners to develop cross-disciplinary solutions to real world problems.

Researcher in lab


Our research applies novel engineering techniques to solve problems of direct relevance to industry, society and the environment.

Engineering building

Our Engineering building is designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and all of the latest high-tech equipment. Take a tour. 

Our facilities

Engineering Our Future blog

Follow our blog to keep in touch with what our current, past, and future engineers are up to and see the impact our students have in the world.

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Bronze Athena Swan award

Athena SWAN logoThe Athena Swan Charter recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia, including professional and support roles. This includes the representation, progression, journey through career milestones and working environment for people of all genders.

The Department (now School) was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award in April 2015, and this was renewed in 2019.


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