The Department's main objectives are to conduct internationally competitive research and deliver high quality teaching. The department conducts research across a wide range of topics, and targets both fundamental advances and practical applications of science and technology. The quality and impact of our research are demonstrated by our many highly cited publications, the personal recognition of our researchers through awards and honours, and the commercial adoption of our results and innovations.

We see educating the next generation of engineers as a key role, and our graduates and post-graduates are highly valued by industry and commerce around the world. Our undergraduate and master's degrees are aligned to our research strengths, and we are proud of the depth of analytical treatment and the specialised optional subjects we offer within our degree programmes.