About the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is one of the largest groupings in Europe, bringing together physical sciences and engineering into one coherent college. The College is home to seven academic schools affording students, staff and alumni access to learning and career development opportunities which few educational institutions can match. 

The College consists of seven academic schools:

Facts and Figures

The College is a vibrant community of staff, students and alumni. 

  • Over 800 Academic staff 
  • Over 300 Professional Services staff 
  • 3,515 undergraduate students 
  • 1,512 postgraduate and PhD students. 
  • 77,811 alumni

Strategic Focus

The University strategy informs the College strategy in education, research and business engagement. Our strategy focuses on:

  • Continuous enhancement of our high quality student educational experience through curriculum enhancement, facilities, internships and employability opportunities;
  • Development of distinctive and leading research groups in and between our science and engineering schools;
  • Growing partnership with employers, research funders and beneficiary organisations in the region and internationally;
  • Global collaborations in education and research from our city-city bridges in San Paulo, Guangzhou and Chicago;
  • Translation of knowledge both within the academic community and externally with active celebration of our impact on society;
  • Building the future pipeline of high quality science and engineering graduates through activities with School and employers through our national STEM Centre.


Across our nine academic schools we offer a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and executive programmes.

We teach over 100 undergraduate programmes as single or joint honours, over 50 Masters programmes and have a growing portfolio of executive programmes delivered for niche markets or industrial partners.


Many of our areas of research excellence are undertaken in partnership with leading industrial partners.