The School of Engineering based at the Belfast campus specialises in a broad multi-disciplinary approach to Engineering in both Education and Research; and its application in solving real-world industry related problems. Over the School's 50 years existence, world class multi-million pounds facilities have been developed allowing strong industry integration, enhancing student opportunities locally and internationally. Based in Belfast City Centre, major new City Deal investments will facilitate enhanced industry integration, international collaborations, all with the aim of empowering our students as future leaders.
We have a variety of study options to choose from; our courses provide students with a strong aptitude for analysing and solving problems using practical scientific, mathematical and engineering skills. Some courses incorporate a Master degree. Most courses can incorporate a Masters degree (MEng) as well as follow on Postgraduate options such as Masters courses and PhD opportunities.
The School has a strong focus on learning and teaching, with several members of the teaching team achieving Senior and Principal Fellow level within the UK's Higher Education Academy. The School is continuously ranked in the top UK quartile for its research and teaching. It is also one of the top UK Universities for research impact.
Many of our courses enjoy a higher than average rate of student satisfaction. Opportunities exist for undergraduates to get involved with the engineering professional bodies and international projects such as Formula Student.
Student employability is of utmost importance. Students are involved with industrial projects and competitions during their time at Ulster. As all students will complete an industrial placement year, unless exempt, they will achieve excellent real-world industry experience and this will be recognised with a separate qualification.
Core teaching competencies
The School has core teaching competencies at undergraduate level in the areas of: Biomedical Engineering; Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronic Engineering; Engineering Management; and Technology with Design. At postgraduate level courses are available in Advanced Composites and Polymers; Biomedical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Management.
All courses are accredited by one of the following Professional Bodies: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Intuition of Engineering Designers (iED) and/or Institution of Mechanical Engineering (IMechE) - allowing our graduates to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status with the Engineering Council.
The School of Engineering is a holder of a Silver Athena Swan award.