It has a large undergraduate population of around 600 students and approximately 75 postgraduate researchers, and is the only genuine School of General Engineering in Scotland. The School is located, mainly, in the Fraser Noble Building and the major laboratories are being upgraded at a cost of some £8M.
The School has a strong tradition of success in research with an international reputation in a number of areas including applied dynamics, impact mechanics, engineering materials, sediment transport, communications protocols, and holography.
All areas of research in the School are supported by modern laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment and fully networked computing facilities including major engineering commercial software. There is excellent technical support provided by electronic and mechanical engineering workshops.
The School of Engineering organises a range of seminars, workshops and presentations across the range of Engineering activities. Seminars by invited speakers at the School-level highlight key Engineering topics. Each of the four research groups also organise a regular programme of seminars and/or workshops. The seminar programme is open to all staff and postgraduates and is often made available to external guests.
Research students are also required to regularly present their work at the seminars and workshops organised by each of the four research groups.
The School undertakes research in a broad range of fundamental and applied Engineering topics in Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical & Electronic Engineering. The fundamental nature of much of our Chemical and Petroleum research makes it applicable beyond traditional Engineering boundaries with many projects benefitting from the multi-disciplinary nature of the School. A high proportion this research is conducted in collaboration with industry and other researchers worldwide utlising links to other international and national centres of excellence.