About the Faculty of Engineering

Bristol is known internationally for its engineering achievement. The city boasts Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, was home to Concorde and is now one of the UK’s largest centres for the microelectronics industry. Our teaching and research are conducted in close collaboration with world-leading industry. Local collaborators include Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Airbus, Arup, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and EDF Energy.

Programmes in the Faculty of Engineering

Find out more about our postgraduate programmes, including application deadlines, fees and modes of study.

Taught programmes Research programmes


Our staff operate at the forefront of their disciplines and share their knowledge and passion with our students. You’ll be taught by leading researchers who are contributing to the latest technological developments in the real world.

Professional development

You'll study in a faculty that evolves continually to stay at the cutting edge of research and industrial advances. We have strong industry links and strategic alliances with local and global industry. This, coupled with our outstanding teaching, will allow you to learn new skills and build a professional network while you study.


The Engineering facilities at the University are world class, and are used by our students, staff and external researchers. Find out more about the spaces where theory meets practice by browsing the faculty's facilities list.


Our aim is to address pressing societal issues and grand technical challenges in science and engineering. Research students are attracted to Bristol by the strength of our major research groups to:

  • work within a research group to make a significant contribution to the development and understanding of a specific field;
  • engage in cutting-edge research in an internationally recognised university;
  • explore novel areas of research, directed by world-leading researchers.

The University has secured more than £50 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to establish nine new Centres for Doctoral Training. These include four-year PhD programmes in advanced composites, robotics, cyber security, and digital health and care.

The centres will train and equip talented engineering and science students with the skills needed to tackle global challenges.