Welcome to MACE

“The School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering is a diverse school engaged in high quality teaching, and impactful, world-leading engineering and interdisciplinary research, both of which embed social responsibility activities for the benefit of students, staff and society. We offer a wide range of high quality undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses and opportunities for students considering postgraduate research to work in teams with leading academics in their fields. We especially welcome enquiries from inspiring researchers and academics wishing to join us, either through research fellowships or other academic positions that become available, to build on and drive forward our newly developed research strategy and industry inspired activities. Finally, we actively support improving diversity within engineering disciplines, and in line with the University’s vision, are committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly. This is particularly close to my heart as our first ever female Head of School, so I would like to stress that we welcome applications to our school from those within minority groups."

Professor Alice Larkin
Head of School

Facts and figures

Our School has over 100 members of academic staff that are supported by dedicated administration and technical support groups. We have over 1000 undergraduates, more then 800 taught full-time and part-time postgraduate students and over 250 postgraduate research students. 

Our graduates obtain a thorough understanding of engineering principles coupled with excellent practical and personal transferable skills. All our graduates are held in high regard by industry finding rewarding work in all engineering sectors.

We have a commitment to provide the best experience for our undergraduate and postgraduate students.

All undergraduates are guided throughout their course by a personal tutor and are taught by experienced and dedicated staff.

For postgraduate researchers, there are induction programmes, research seminars and career development programmes, with students having a dedicated space in our new state-of-the-art research villages.

The School performed very well in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) with our impact case submissions being ranked 3rd in the UK in grade point average (GPA) for both Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Civil & Construction Engineering. This is an excellent achievement that highlights the practical nature of our research, our success with industry and our ability to influence government policy.

Overall, in Unit of Assessment 12 which combines Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with Chemical Engineering, we came 2nd out of 22 institutions (GPA) and in Civil & Construction Engineering we were 5th out of 14 (GPA). 

A significant proportion of our research is practically based, and funded by industry, which ensures that teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is up-to date and world-leading. 

I look forward to welcoming you to the School.


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