The Faculty encompasses the largest and most comprehensive academic resource for teaching, research and commercialisation in North East England in the areas of engineering, agriculture and science, and also provides substantial services to industry in these areas in a variety of forms.
To manage the diversity of our activity, the Faculty is structured around ten academic Schools, two Research Institutes and a number of Research Centres and Networks. The Schools are responsible for managing discipline focused research and teaching. The Research Institutes, Centres and Networks are responsible for coordination of our foremost multidisciplinary themes.
This structure supports close interaction between research and teaching, including that between postgraduates and undergraduates which is at the heart of our academic culture.
In research, we have been externally assessed (RAE2008) to be world leading and internationally excellent in the majority of our research. We are in the UK top 2 for Civil Engineering and in the top 10 for Agriculture and for Engineering as a whole which includes Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (including Marine Technology). In addition, we are in the UK top 20 for Statistics, Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Computer Science and Informatics, and Applied Mathematics.
In teaching, the majority of our Schools scored >90% for overall satisfaction in the 2008 National Student Survey and both our home undergraduate and overseas taught postgraduate applications this year have increased by 10% above the national average for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
If you want to study in one of the most forward-looking faculties in the UK, please use this website to explore our wide range of courses and our diverse areas of research.