School of Engineering

Priority areas

We have been delivering world-class engineering education and research for more than 150 years.

The UK's first Chair of Engineering was established at the University of Glasgow in 1840 and early occupants such as William J. M. Rankine set a research ethos that has endured. Rankine worked at the boundaries of engineering, translating and refining new ideas so that they might ultimately be used in engineering design.

The School has world class and unique facilities, internationally established research leaders, a strong postgraduate research population and a culture of innovation and enterprise.

The School has an integrated research structure of sufficient scale to enable major engineering challenges to be tackled effectively.  Research is undertaken within our 5 research divisions.