School of Engineering

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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.

We are delivering research excellence that has economic and societal impact, addressing large-scale challenges. In the latest research assessment (REF 2014), 95% of our research has been judged to be “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”, placing us 4th in the UK across all the Engineering disciplines. This latest assessment confirms The University of Glasgow’s position as one of the leading Engineering institutions in the UK.