Spotlight on Nottingham: engineering your future

04 Sep 2017 - Fiona Raleigh

The UK has an impressive engineering history, and the country has produced many great engineers, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone!).

The University of Nottingham continues in this tradition of excellence, and is committed to constant improvement in the area of Engineering.

This is reflected in the University’s rankings:

5th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Guardian University Guide 2018

8th in the UK for Chemical Engineering

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

11th in the UK for Mechanical Engineering

Times and Sunday Times 2017

Top 15 in the UK for Civil Engineering

Guardian 2018

These fantastic rankings show that you’ll receive an excellent education in Engineering at the University of Nottingham. A Nottingham Engineering degree is highly regarded by employers, and will give you an edge in the job market.

Engineering at Nottingham University

The University of Nottingham is also a proud advocate of Women in Engineering. The Engineering Faculty was awarded with the Silver Athena SWAN (Scientific Women’s Academic Network) accreditation, not once but twice! This award shows their commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEM subjects. STEM is a term used to refer to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

World-class Engineering research

One of the reasons the University earns such high rankings is its world-class research. The Faculty of Engineering’s advanced research into global challenges attracts high-calibre researchers, who work on creating sustainable technologies for the future. You could benefit from this cutting-edge research and enjoy an inspirational learning environment.

Research projects include:

• The Cleaner Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies Research Group. The primary incentive is to develop new, innovative methods to reduce fossil fuel emissions that are causing irreversible damage to the earth’s atmosphere.
• The Resilience Engineering Research Group. This research group focuses on improving the resilience of engineering systems to the consequences of natural and manmade disasters.

Impact is at the heart of the University’s research. All of its Engineering research projects aim to benefit society, the economy and academia, in a global way.

Which type of Engineering degree can I do?

There are plenty of different types of Engineering degrees on offer at the University of Nottingham, including Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering.

If your qualifications don’t currently meet the level required to study an Engineering degree at Nottingham, then a Kaplan Pathways course at the University of Nottingham International College can help you.

An Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Certificate offers an exciting introduction to the subject.

You will have plenty of time to fully prepare for your University of Nottingham degree. You will explore modules, such as ‘Electricity and Magnetism’ and ‘Computer Methods’, which will give you a fascinating overview of Engineering principles. You will then progress to your undergraduate degree at Nottingham.

Alternatively, if you would like to pursue a master’s degree, but you feel you would benefit from more preparation, a Pre-Master’s course could be right for you. Our Science and Engineering Pre-Master’s course offers you the opportunity to  develop skills in research and experimental design, before you continue on to your master’s degree at the University of Nottingham.

Guaranteed entry

Both the Foundation Certificate and Pre-Master’s offer guaranteed entry to the University of Nottingham when you pass at the required level, with good attendance.

After your degree, you can choose from a wide range of careers. Aerospace Engineer, Computer Scientist, and Product Designer are just some of the many amazing jobs that you could look forward to.

Find out more

If you’re an international student and want to benefit from a great education in Engineering at the University of Nottingham, why not get in touch? You can find out more about the University itself, or how a pathway course at the University of Nottingham International College could help engineer your future.

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