Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

About Us

About Us

One of the biggest science and engineering faculties in the UK.

With more than 8000 students, 1200 staff and an annual turnover of £130m we are one of the biggest faculties in the UK working across science and engineering.

Our research is tackling some of the biggest challenges society faces. Our strongest projects include:

  • harnessing digital technology
  • assuring food and water supply
  • mitigating climate change
  • smart energy

Our expertise

Our staff and facilities are national leaders, providing expertise to the highest levels of government.

We host key components of the UK's research infrastructure. This includes the EPSRC centres NEXUS and the National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, and the government-backed National Innovation Centre for Data.

Learning and Teaching is underpinned by traditional and innovative pedagogy.  We are one of only eight research-intensive Russell Group universities to have achieved gold, the highest rating, in the Teaching Excellence Framework . All of our degree courses are research-informed and delivered together with industrial partners. Based in a city famed for its friendliness and vibrancy, our students' experience is envied by many around the world.

Collaboration and outreach

The value of our work is demonstrated by strong partnerships with global industry such as Siemens, Red Hat and Arup. Work with our partners spans:

  • undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • postgraduate research
  • doctoral training
  • research
  • impact and commercialisation

As a civic university, our outreach work includes open online courses, Street Science, and a large programme of support for schools and colleges.

Our staff work from our campus in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. We have several off-campus locations including farms and coastal laboratories, and our Singapore campuses.

The future

Our rich history and world class work give a firm foundation for our future. Our next steps are being coordinated by our Science and Engineering Excellence programme. This will see major investment across academia, facilities, technical expertise and professional support.

It is exciting times for science and engineering in Newcastle.