About the School of Engineering

School of Engineering Mission

  • Foster outstanding learning and scholarship, producing graduates equipped for and inspired towards high personal and professional achievement
  • Enhance the scientific, cultural and economic wellbeing of society through the discipline of engineering, contributing to the quality of life and fulfilling the aspirations of global humanity
  • Pursue and perform research of the highest quality, motivated by both intellectual curiosity and societal needs

Over 250 staff and 2500 students sit within four teaching Disciplines and seven Research Institutes covering the breadth and depth of world-leading engineering.

Our engineering courses enable students to use their skills, intelligence and creativity to tackle any engineering challenge. The School is one of the most industrially-engaged within the University, with graduates providing a higher-than-average economic impact when they enter the workplace.

Each member of academic staff teaches in one of four engineering disciplines and is a member of a Research Institute:

Engineering Research Institutes

Engineering disciplines

The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh supports world-class excellence in teaching and research. We offer a full range of taught undergraduate courses in Engineering subjects, and taught postgraduate MScs.

We have a strong set of PhD and research activities within our seven Research Institutes, with much collaboration with industry and government both nationally and internationally.

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Sanderson Building, The School of Engineering
Sanderson Building, The School of Engineering
Engineering students sitting outside the AGB Building on King's Buildings Campus, in summer
Engineering students, University of Edinburgh
The City of Edinburgh, seen from the air above McEwan's Hall, with Castle in the background
The City of Edinburgh