Named after the prodigious and famous British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it is particularly important that our engineering and design courses are of the highest standard. Our college is inspired by the ethos of his legacy and our students are always encouraged to be curious and creative in their respective fields.
The College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences offers a challenging but supportive environment where excellence and enterprise is at the heart of everything we do. Together, we produce ground-breaking research and educational programmes that tackle and answer issues that affect all of society, such as research into the use of healthcare tools around the world.
Facts and Figures
- 484 postgraduate researchers
- 1023 postgraduate taught students
- 3374 undergraduates
- 4881 total students
- 5 departments
- 7 subjects
- 4900 student population in 2013/14
- 323 academics
- 78 admin staff
- 35 technical staff
Rapid prototyping machines, engine testing suites, fluids, structures and materials labs, civil engineering and geotechnical laboratories make up just part of the wide range of engineering facilities within the School.
Metal Fabrication Laboratory, Metal Machine Shop, Model-making Workshop, Plastic Fabrication Lab, and Woodworking Workshop. For more information, please visit our Design Facilities page.
Electronics Facilities Our electronics facilities comprise of several well equipped labs, and include full PCB production capabilities. For more information, please visit our Facilities page.
Over 300 computers are available to our students across a variety of well-equipped computer rooms within the School - many of which are available 24 hours a day. These are in addition to the central computing facilities of the University. For more information, please visit our Facilities page.
We have a number of multimedia laboratories, including a music technology suite, a video edit suite, a digital broadcasting laboratory, which are well equipped with cutting edge facilities, such as three large stewart screens (available for both 2D and 3D presentations), a Vicon motion capture suite, and a unique system used in many various industries, including film, TV and animation. There are also computers devoted to unique multimedia programmes. Therefore, students can focus their interests and skills with programmes that require specialist knowledge.
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