Engineers create new ideas, blend them with existing ones, and turn them into products and services. They meet the needs of the world.
They change the world.
Many essential technologies originated from studies and work at UCL, including the rapid production of vaccines, fibre-optic communications (for which a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded) and the internet infrastructure. The complexity of today’s societies means that engineers deal with an unequalled range of challenges, ideas and techniques.
Engineering Sciences is one of ten faculties within UCL, and our academic departments deliver research and training that cross all aspects of the modern world. They are composed of:
- Biochemical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- Management Science and Innovation
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Physics and Bioengineering
- Security and Crime Science
The Faculty is uniquely international. Our students (~1500 undergraduate, ~750 taught masters, and ~450 research) and approximately 200 academic staff are drawn from Europe, the Americas, Africa, India, China, the Middle and Far East, and Australasia – as are our academic and business partners. Two thirds of all UCL students on overseas exchange are from Engineering.
Our teaching programmes are focused on subjects that have the biggest impact on the world around us, and their content is led by the best international research. Our research is formally organised within and across academic departments. The Faculty’s work also transcends the boundaries between academic subjects and departments, with members of the Faculty working particularly closely with several institutes and centres, both physical and virtual, within the Faculty and UCL more generally.
The Faculty celebrated two distinguished anniversaries in 2010: the Department of Computer Science marked its 30th year at UCL, and the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering its 125th year – the oldest department of its kind in the UK. We are pleased and proud to celebrate our past achievements, and look forward to many more celebrations in the future.
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