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Strategic vision

Research

We will use our strength in fundamental research to pioneer new research areas, including those at the interfaces with other disciplines.

We aim to carry out internationally leading research across our research themes. Our current research themes are Energy, Biomedical Engineering and Sustainable Cities. Underpinning our research themes we have strengths and skills in the core Engineering fields of sensors, power, communications, structures and materials, geotechnics and tunnelling, fluid dynamics, systems modelling, precision mechanics and process and chemical engineering.

 

Teaching

We will offer an excellent and innovative research-led curriculum that meets the expectations of students, industry and other stakeholders.

We aim to enhance our successful and innovative undergraduate course, to work to improve the student experience and develop our MSc portfolio. We will maintain and develop relevant course material which is effectively and excitingly taught, reviewing our portfolio regularly and extending it where appropriate, and provide high quality teaching and learning spaces. We will ensure that our teaching is informed by our research and meets the expectations of students, industry, accreditation bodies and other stakeholders, and that it is consistent with the University’s strategy on teaching.

 

Industry

We will engage strongly with industry and other users across our teaching and research, building on our track record and creating new opportunities.

We aim to interact with and be responsive to the needs of employers of engineers and users of engineering research. We will apply engineering knowledge in industry and other user organisations: directly through funded research and development, and indirectly by exchanging knowledge through people, intellectual property and other appropriate mechanisms.

 

Management, infrastructure and organisation

Research
We will use our strength in fundamental research to pioneer new research areas, including those at the interfaces with other disciplines
We aim to carry out internationally leading research across our research themes. Our current research themes are Energy, Biomedical Engineering and Cities and the Built Environment. Underpinning our research themes we have strengths in the core Engineering skills including Systems, Fluids, Sensors, Design, Metrology and Modelling.
Teaching
We will offer an excellent and innovative research-led curriculum that meets the expectations of students, industry and other stakeholders .
We aim to enhance our successful and innovative undergraduate course, to work to further develop the student experience and our MSc portfolio. We will maintain and develop relevant course material which is effectively and excitingly taught, reviewing our portfolio regularly and extending it where appropriate. We will ensure that our teaching is informed by our research.

Industry
We will engage strongly with industry and other users across our teaching and research, building on our track record and creating new opportunities.

We aim to interact with and be responsive to the needs of employers of engineers and users of engineering research. We will apply engineering knowledge in industry and other user organisations: directly through funded research and development, and indirectly by exchanging knowledge through people, intellectual property and other appropriate mechanisms.
Management, Infrastructure and Organisation
In support of our strategy we will organise and manage the School to ensure that we:
Align our management structures with our strategic aims so that individual and collective responsibilities are clear and systems are in place to support and encourage staff
Communicate effectively within the School, the University and beyond
Manage our teaching and research as efficiently as possible
Assist our staff in their work by providing appropriate resources, facilities, infrastructure and services
Support our staff to achieve the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of their work.

In support of the above strategy we endeavour to provide effective administration, management, resourcing and infrastructure to enable colleagues to undertake their work efficiently and effectively.