Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century requires graduates who can use a range of engineering technologies, mathematical skills and design methods to define, develop and deliver solutions that meet user requirements, offer value for money and are environmentally effective. Mathematics is an integral part of engineering, but also provides solutions in computing, finance, business and health.
Our staff work in integrated teams, covering a range of subject disciplines, to deliver programmes of research and study that aim to challenge, enthuse and stimulate, providing you with the best possible positioning for your future career.
Our unique partnerships and relationships put us in a strong position as a department, working closely with regional, national and international partners to develop the cross-disciplinary solutions needed for the modern age.
Our subject areas
Our courses include: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Electronics, Robotics, Aerospace Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechatronics and more.
Study maths at UWE Bristol we’ll ensure you possess a highly desirable skill-set for successful employment in a broad range of careers.
Our partnerships and research
Our unique partnerships and relationships put us in a strong position as a department, working closely with regional, national and international partners to develop cross-disciplinary solutions to real world problems.
Our research applies novel engineering, statistical and mathematical techniques to solve problems of direct relevance to industry, society and the environment.
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.
Degree apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with academic study. View current apprenticeship opportunities across engineering, surveying, planning and computer science.Find a degree apprenticeship
Be in good company with Rolls Royce, Airbus and others as you build your engineering skill-set at UWE Bristol. You’ll access the kind of kit used by professional engineers in our brand new, state-of-the-art engineering building.
If maths or statistics are your passion, find facilities to match. From a specialist Maths Hub where you can make grades and friends, to free software and laptop loans, it all adds up.
Driving simulator facilities
Automotive Engineering students can trial their designs in the latest simulation technology with our high-tech driving simulator.
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.
A programme designed to inspire a future generation to take up roles in green engineering has been completed, with more than 20,000 local school children benefitting. Using curriculum-linked engineering outreach and careers support, the DETI Inspire programme connected primary and secondary school pupils with real-life, diverse engineering role models to widen aspirations for green STEM … Continue reading "Programme to inspire next generation of engineers reaches more than 20,000 pupils"
Programme to inspire next generation of engineers reaches more than 20,000 pupils
UWE’s very own Appolinaire Etoundi spoke on Radio Bristol on 13th March about designing joints for amputees. Listen from 2h 20min into the programme at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0f488jc The show marked British Science Week by speaking to local scientists. Appolinaire’s story is fascinating and well worth listening to for 5 min!
Listen to UWE robotics expert on Radio Bristol
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at UWE Bristol, Eyo Eyo, has offered some of his thoughts about AI for carbon offsetting below. As we confront one of the most pressing challenges of our time, the far-reaching and profound effects of climate change demand our utmost attention and reflection. Hence, combatting carbon emissions has become an integral … Continue reading "AI for Effective Carbon Offsetting: Aligning Intentions with Outcomes"
AI for Effective Carbon Offsetting: Aligning Intentions with Outcomes
The “We Make Our Future” planetarium show has been touring local West of England schools, encouraging children to think positively about the Climate Crisis and use human ingenuity to engineer a more sustainable future. With generous funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious grant scheme, the show has inspired approximately 1,550 children in the … Continue reading "Over a thousand local children inspired to engineer a sustainable future"
Over a thousand local children inspired to engineer a sustainable future
A newly approved project at UWE Engineering, will bring students together with local people to work on community projects. From solving community-generated problems, to fixing broken goods, the ‘Making And Knowledge Exchange for Repair & Sustainability’ – MAKERS project – it launches this month to create a purposeful & practical space for student creativity & … Continue reading "Funding received for a NEW student Repair & Maker community"
Funding received for a NEW student Repair & Maker community
On Thursday 6th April – pop along to GKN Aerospace Global Technology Centre for an hour (or as long as you want) to take a look at some of the intriguing inventions school children have been coming up with. Children all over the country are currently furiously scribbling designs – all intended to solve some … Continue reading "Come along and be inspired by children’s inventions – 6th April"
Come along and be inspired by children’s inventions – 6th April
The National Composites Centre (NCC) and the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) partners: CFMS, Digital Catapult, Universities of the West of England, Bristol & Bath, will be holding an event focused on ‘Demystifying Digital Engineering’, taking place at the NCC, Bristol, 23rd March, 2-4.30pm. As a research, innovation, and skills initiative, DETI has been helping … Continue reading "Demystifying Digital Engineering"
Demystifying Digital Engineering
UWE’s School of Engineering recently welcomed 80 young people from a local secondary school to discuss the challenges faced to reach net-zero by 2030, and the green skills and solutions needed to overcome them. Students from Bristol Brunel Academy engaged with several activities focussing on sustainability, including an interactive planetarium show, presenter-led workshops and an … Continue reading "Local secondary pupils visit UWE to discuss sustainability and green skills"
Local secondary pupils visit UWE to discuss sustainability and green skills
Bronze Athena SWAN award
The 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 was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in April 2015, and this was renewed in 2019.
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL)
Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) is a nationally – and internationally – recognised as a centre of excellence for advanced robotics research.Bristol Robotics Laboratory
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