About us

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.

Engineering the future

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

Supporting good practice

Athena SWAN

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 of Engineering Design and Mathematics is pleased to have been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze award, following an application made in November 2014.

London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme

We have signed up to the five principles laid out in the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme:

  • a robust organisational framework to deliver equality of opportunity and reward
  • appointment, promotion and selection processes and procedures that encourage men and women to apply for academic posts at all levels
  • departmental structures and systems that enable men and women to progress and continue in their careers
  • departmental organisation, structure, management arrangements and culture that are open, inclusive and transparent and encourage the participation of all staff 
  • flexible approaches and provisions that encompass the working day, the working year and a working life and enable individuals, at all career and life stages, to maximise their contribution to mathematics, their department and institution. 

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