Research in the Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics

Our research applies novel engineering, statistical and mathematical 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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Postgraduate research opportunities

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

Public engagement


The University of the West of England (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 FET staff involving human participants must be subject to research ethics scrutiny by the Faculty Research Ethics Committee.