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 incredible range of challenges, ideas and techniques.
UCL’s excellent academic reputation, and expertise across the breadth of engineering – from traditional subjects such as naval architecture, to new interdisciplinary explorations in crime science and digital humanities – is reflected in our rankings  and in our funding portfolio. We currently receive over 8% of funding given by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and were ranked as the second most impactful engineering faculty in Europe by a Thomson Reuters study.
The Faculty is uniquely international, reflecting UCL’s global outlook. Our students and staff join us from Europe, the Americas, Africa, India, China, the Middle and Far East, and Australasia – as do our academic and business partners. We have a campus in Adelaide, the home of UCL Australia, specialising in energy and resources, and a partnership with Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. But we also recognise our home in London, one of the world’s great cities, and believe in contributing to our local communities and young people.
Our teaching programmes are designed to engage students and give them the skills to address the world’s challenges. We have pioneered new teaching methods for our undergraduates, and involve our postgraduates with our cutting-edge, highly-rated academic research. The graduates we educate progress to a wide range of roles, within engineering and technology sectors and beyond.
Formally organised within and across academic departments, our work and impact also transcends the boundaries between academic subjects and departments. We work with ten other diverse faculties at UCL, from the Slade School of Fine Art to the School of Life and Medical Sciences, to produce innovative, multidisciplinary work.
The eleven departments making up UCL Engineering are:
- 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
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
- and UCL Australia (Energy and Resources)
Though diverse, all our departments, institutes and centres specialise in combining the analysis and rigour of science with a spark of innovation and practicality, to change the world.
You can keep up to date with the latest UCL Engineering research and discussions through our LinkedIn group: UCL Engineering Sciences. You will need a LinkedIn profile and to sign in and request to ‘join’ the group.
We also have a mailing list, where every few months we send our subscribers examples of our world-changing work. Simply enter your name and email in the box on the right to register for this service.
1. 35th in the world and 9th in Europe, ‘Top 50 Engineering and Technology Universities 2012′, Times Higher Education