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Engineering and the Environment

Engineering and the Environment is a world-class centre for education, research and enterprise. We represent the largest and most diverse engineering and environmental science grouping in the UK.

Engineering and the Environment brings together a wide range of disciplines, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in audiology and environmental science as well as acoustical, civil and mechanical engineering, aeronautics and astronautics and ship science. Aeronautics and astronautics, mechanical engineering and the Engineering Foundation Year are taught at the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus, as well as in Southampton.

We are committed to providing education in an environment which delivers not only a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of engineering, but gives the students the confidence and ability to apply them. Postgraduate taught and research programmes form an integral part of our activities, and our vibrant research community consists of over 340 academic/research staff and more than 575 research students.

Links with industry are crucial to the relevance of our research and education, and we are proud to host University Technology Centres and Research Framework Agreements with key partners including: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Lloyd’s Register, Microsoft and Network Rail.

Our researchers have contributed to world leading developments in civil engineering, sound and vibration research, applied fluid dynamics, aerospace and maritime engineering. In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 we were ranked 1st for research power in General Engineering with 91% of our research activity rated as internationally excellent or of world-leading quality. Five of our current staff are Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and we were awarded a Queens Anniversary Prize 2011 for our contribution to performance sports ranging from motorsport and yachting through to cycling, swimming and bob skeleton. 

Academic units

Admissions enquiries

For more details, see the Engineering and the Environment contact page.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
Professor William Powrie

Key people

Associate Deans

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