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Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Us?

Students are partners in our education model.

You'll work alongside academics and industry partners who are leaders in their field. You'll learn how to design innovative and sustainable solutions to major global challenges. 

Be part of a long tradition of engineering excellence. Here in Newcastle is where great innovators such as Armstrong, Stephenson, Merz and Swan developed ideas that changed the world.

Our global community

Our diverse community includes students from over 100 nationalities. We unite people and cultures, providing you with a truly global student experience.

Equality and diversity are essential components of our day-to-day operations. Our policies ensure that all protected characteristics are made welcome in our School. We encourage women in engineering, and are nearing our goal of 25% of our female student cohort.

Integrated engineering and our impact

Our integrated approach to teaching and research gives you the ability to collaborate across subject disciplines.

The School's research groups contribute to three research themes:

  • Bio and Environmental Engineering
  • Infrastructure
  • Materials and Manufacturing 

Our teaching is informed by our ground-breaking researchResearch groups in Civil Engineering include:

Teaching excellence

We are:

  • 2nd in the UK for research power – Research Fortnight
  • top 175 – Engineering and Technology category; Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018
  • top 150 – Civil and Structural Engineering category; QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018

Quality and ranking

2nd in the UK for research power – Research Fortnight top 175 – Engineering and Technology category; Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018