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With over 100 years of experience, Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering is regularly ranked in the UK Top 10 (THE World University Rankings 2016-17, QS World University Rankings 2015/16). Our departments are also regularly ranked in the UK top 10 in recent league tables.

We are recognised for our high teaching standards, with a gold award in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). We offer a range of postgraduate qualifications across all disciplines, many of which are accredited by professional bodies. Our close links with industry ensure that our teaching is relevant and up to date.

Our academics are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to developing the next generation of future engineers, architects, and researchers. Teaching staff are often highly-cited leaders in their fields of research.

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Our postgraduate engineering community is made up of approximately 1,100 students, from more than 50 different countries from around the world. As a postgraduate student in the faculty, you will have access to a wide array of facilities and resources to support your learning.

Our courses have a practical focus, and have been designed to stimulate and encourage new and innovative solutions to modern engineering challenges.

Whether you are looking to further your career or take your undergraduate degree to the next level, you’ll find the Faculty of Engineering to be a friendly and supportive working environment. You will be working alongside creative and inspirational people who are eager to share their experiences.


Our teaching is informed by our internationally recognised excellence in research. For more details, and to see available research courses, please visit our engineering research courses page.

Engineering research courses


General advice on how to fund your course is available on our postgraduate funding page.

Information about engineering scholarships and funding sources is also available on our engineering funding page.

Postgraduate Engineering funding


The Faculty of Engineering is based around the Pope and Coates buildings, on Nottingham’s award-winning University Park campus and also has several specialist buildings on Jubilee campus.

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Careers and employability

  • Named the best university in the UK for graduate employment for 2017, by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Ranked as the second most targeted university by the Times Top 100 Employers, according to High Fliers research in 2015 and 2016, and number one in 2014

Our award-winning careers service offers support for students within the Faculty of Engineering, offering advice, skills workshops, employer presentations, drop-in sessions and recruitment fairs.

The team have specialised knowledge of career fields popular with engineering students, and the expertise to guide you through choices and recruitment practices, to help improve your employability.

In 2015, 91% of postgraduates in the Engineering Faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,592 with the highest being £40,000*

*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2014/15. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career destinations for our graduates include electronic, construction, civil and system design engineering, IT business analysis and telecommunications, architecture, conservation and heritage management, power generation, food technology, pharmaceuticals, consultancy, research, and Higher Education teaching. 

English language education at CELE

If you are close to the English language level course requirement, but have not yet met it, our Centre for English Language Education (CELE) can help.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, CELE offers pre-sessional courses in Engineering and Built Environment, helping you to improve your English while learning academic skills before starting your postgraduate course.

Find out more about CELE

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