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.
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We teamed up with I’m an Engineer to connect local school students with engineers in live text based chats that took place throughout the month of March. During this month-long ‘Metre Zone’ (all the engineering zones are named after different units of measurement!), several local engineers from the West of England region joined chat sessions … Continue reading "A month of live chats with I’m an Engineer"
UWE Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Mechatronics, Dr Appolinaire Etoundi, recently delivered a fantastic talk for the Association for Science Education, engaging local teachers and STEM educators with the story of his engineering pathway and his research into bio-inspired prosthetic joints for amputees. Engineers above all else are problem-solvers, and there are a lot of … Continue reading "Dr Appolinaire Etoundi presents at ASE talk"
Suppose there was a Zombie outbreak? How confident would you be to predict what would happen? Well lucky for us, Emily Walsh Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at UWE, has created a new BoxEd school outreach activity, a mathematical model of a zombie apocalypse. This engaging activity allows students to work through the maths behind infectious … Continue reading "A Mathematical Model of a Zombie Apocalypse"
The DETI Inspire programme recently teamed up with Primary Engineer to provide online teacher CPD sessions for 10 primary schools in the West of England region. These one-day online sessions supported teachers to deliver a whole class, curriculum mapped engineering project, in this instance, building an electric car. Primary Engineer supplied all participants with the … Continue reading "Creating a buzz with Primary Engineer"
“If you were an Engineer, what would you do?” This is the question asked to over 49,000 children throughout the UK each year as part of the Primary Engineer Leaders Award. The Leaders Award is an annual competition which encourages pupils from primary and secondary schools across the UK to look at the world around … Continue reading "UWE student engineers bring children’s designs to life!"
Neurodiversity Week celebrates our unique strengths and differences, while recognising that the many talents of people with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and other neurodiverse ways of thinking and learning are often not suited to traditional, formal learning environments. Science Hunters is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) outreach and research programme that uses Minecraft … Continue reading "Providing space for social communication in a STEM engagement project"
DETI Inspire hosted a series of online engineering engagement events last week as part of British Science Week celebrations, and we’re pleased to say it was a big success! The Big Beam In connected 54 primary and secondary schools from across the region with local engineering ambassadors, providing an opportunity to engage over 3500 pupils … Continue reading "A Big Success for the Big Beam In"
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) taking place this year between 5-14th March. Despite the many challenges of taking part in Science Week during a global pandemic, schools around the country have been engaging with celebrations whole-heartedly, ensuring their pupils have the best opportunity possible to celebrate … Continue reading "How do you teach a class of pupils amidst lockdowns and school closures?"
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.
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