Research in the School of Engineering

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

Projects take place at local, national and international level, enabled by the size and disciplinary diversity of the School. We aim to demonstrate research excellence linked to excellence in teaching by encouraging the application of multiple perspectives to the exploration of new and emerging technologies.

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Research centres and groups

Bristol Robotics Laboratory

BRL, a collaborative partnership between the UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol, is the most comprehensive academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK.

Bristol BioEnergy Centre

Research into overcoming the energy barrier to deployment of autonomous robots in remote areas utilising microbial fuel cells.

Centre for Machine Vision

Part of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), we solve real-world practical computer vision problems. Our particular excellence lies in 3D reconstruction and surface inspection.

Engineering, Modelling and Simulation Group

Bringing academics and researchers together to carry out high quality research in key engineering fields by applying modern and advanced modelling and simulation techniques.

Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology

Industry and academia working together to develop novel bio-sensing technologies.

Robotics Engineering And Computing for Healthcare (REACH)

Research into robotics technologies, intelligent sensors and machine learning to realise person-focused innovative healthcare solutions

Postgraduate research opportunities

To view all currently advertised funded or partially funded studentships within the School and wider College, please view our main studentship opportunities webpages.

Public engagement


UWE Bristol took centre stage in the development of BLOODHOUND SSC, a car designed to take the land speed record to over 1000mph. Bloodhound@University was developed as a resource for young engineers to get involved with the development of the BLOODHOUND SSC supersonic car. Unfortunately the Bloodhound project was discontinued due to lack of funding.


Each year, we support the Imagineering Foundation who deliver Imagineering Fairs at large regional events, including the Royal Bath and West Show and the Royal International Air Tattoo. Between 20,000 and 30,000 attend the Imagineering Fairs each year and enjoy a range of fun, hands-on STEM activities delivered by a range of companies and organisations. In recent years, we have partnered with the IET (Institute of Engineering Technology) and BLOODHOUND SSC.

Research ethics

We are committed to promoting high ethical standards in the conduct of research undertaken by its staff and students. All research conducted by staff involving human participants must be subject to research ethics scrutiny by the relevant Research Ethics Committee.

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