Department profile

Faculty of Engineering & Design

University of Bath
2016/17 edition

About Faculty of Engineering & Design


The Faculty of Engineering & Design Graduate School offers a range of postgraduate taught and research degrees across our four Departments:

  • Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Our master’s, MPhil and PhD courses are united by a common interest in design, an area of strategic importance to all industrial sectors. All our postgraduate courses benefit from the work of academics with specialist expertise.

Our courses

Postgraduate taught courses

Our master's courses are embedded in a vibrant research culture and taught by academics who are global leaders in their fields. You can get involved with our research centres and take advantage of state-of-the-art facilities during your MSc research dissertation.

Architecture & Civil Engineering

bio mechanics

Chemical Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate research degrees

Researchers who choose to study with us are viewed as junior members of staff in the Faculty. Our academic supervisors are open to ideas that extend existing work or introduce new topics to their research areas. Depending on your subject of interest, you can develop your own research proposal or apply for a pre-defined research project. We have funded and self-funded PhD project opportunities available all year round.

Architecture & Civil Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Doctoral Research Centre)

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering MPhil and PhD


If applying for an MSc, you may be eligible for one of the Faculty's scholarships and bursaries.

If applying for a research study degree, you may also be eligible for funding to support your studies.

Research led

The Faculty is a multidisciplinary academic community contributing to industrially significant research at a world-class level. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 recognised our successful contribution to research, ranking all four of our departments in the top 20. Over 89% of our research was rated as either world leading or internationally excellent. We have multi- and interdisciplinary research centres covering a range of engineering and design specialisms.

Our research strengths encompass core disciplinary themes including:

  • systems, processes and machines
  • materials
  • medical and biomedical engineering
  • sensors, sensing and imaging
  • design, manufacture and structures

For more information on courses, funding and how to apply visit our graduate school pages.

Contact details

+44 (0) 1225 386447
Faculty of Engineering and Design Graduate School
University of Bath
Claverton Down