Faculty of Engineering and Design


The University of Bath is proud to be one of the UKs leading universities, positioned within the top 10 of all major UK university league tables. We have an international reputation for the quality of our research and teaching. The Faculty of Engineering and Design comprises four departments:

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

The departments are united by a common interest in design, an area of strategic importance to all industrial sectors and one in which we have a high reputation in both teaching and research.

Our unique engineering Masters and highly specialised Architectural Engineering and Conservation programmes produce graduates widely sought after by relevant industries.

Our research is cutting edge, internationally recognised and our postgraduate students will work with outstanding members of Faculty and their research groups.

Our Graduate School offers dedicated support from enquiry to application, an expert point of contact before you arrive and support whilst you are here.

We offer a number of scholarships for international students including 20 Faculty of Engineering and Design Elite MSc Scholarships each worth £2,000.

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The University campus has excellent places to eat, drink, socialise and play sport. Facilities include a supermarket, bookshop, post office, the Students' Union shop, two banks, an arts centre and a state of the art Sports Training Village. Were also home to one of the only 24 hour libraries in the country.

We have a number of services on campus; from Joblink, an on-campus employment service, which can help you to find part-time work whilst studying, to the Advice and Representation Centre, which offers information, advice and representation on all academic and welfare issues.

The Careers Advisory Service aims to help you achieve your career goals. We run programmes for students and our advisers are available for career planning discussions.

We also offer a dedicated programme of free skills courses for our PhD students to help them with their research and future career.

Student Life

Occupying a compact and purpose-built campus overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath, the University is a modern and inspiring place to study.

The Postgraduate Association is your voice within the Students' Union. Run for and by postgraduate students, the PGA organises social events and provides information and advice. The Students Union is home to a wide variety of societies including the Architecture and Civil Engineering society, BEAMES: Bath Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Society and CESA: Chemical Engineering Student Association.

The Graduate Centre is a dedicated social and informal work space at the heart of the campus, designed with the needs of our postgraduates in mind.

We're located about a mile from Bath. Frequent bus services link the campus, city and major student residential areas, so you are always connected to your work, your home and your social life when studying.

City of Bath facts

  • 96,000 population
  • 90 minutes from London
  • UNESCO World Heritage City


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