Engineering and the Environment


Southampton top in the UK for General Engineering REF 2014

18 December 2014

The University of Southampton has come out top in the UK for General Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.

Stock image of satellite

Testing space technology skills by building a working satellite

14 December 2014

Engineering students from the University of Southampton are embarking on an exciting project to build a satellite to investigate how items fall to Earth from low orbits. It will be launched from the International Space Station (ISS) in 2017/18 and should take up to 18 months to descend and eventually burn up in the planet’s atmosphere.

The #LettuceOnMars team

Southampton students aiming to put the first life on Mars

10 December 2014

A student project from the University’s Spaceflight Society, has reached the finals of an international competition to land experiments on Mars, run by Mars One.

MEng students

Designing a better hearing aid, four MEng students tackle a real-life challenge

4 December 2014

Four MEng Acoustical Engineering final year students have embarked on a challenging but rewarding group project to build a new type of hearing aid – using Raspberry Pi computers.

Alumni panel at the careers event

A degree in Environmental Sciences - your first step to a challenging and satisfying career

30 November 2014

A packed lecture theatre of current students heard five recent graduates talk about what they’ve achieved after graduating from the University of Southampton and pass on advice and top tips on getting started in the world of work.

Mechanical Engineering scholars

Mechanical Engineering students awarded Lloyd's Register Foundation scholarships

26 November 2014

A trio of top performing students in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton has received scholarships for the second year in succession thanks to the generosity of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF).

Vulture 2, 3D-printed space plane

Southampton engineering students design first-ever 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane

24 November 2014

Postgraduate aeronautical design students from the University of Southampton have designed the world’s first-ever 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane.

A tribute to Professor Andrew P. Bradbury

18 November 2014

Andy Bradbury, one of our longstanding visiting professors in the Faculty, died suddenly on 6 August 2014. His untimely death represents a significant loss to British and international coastal engineering as Andy held many important roles at local and national levels. He was well known as founding Director of the Channel Coastal Observatory based at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton and Head of the Coastal Group at New Forest District Council.

Research into how new types of crops could help feed the world

18 November 2014

Biological scientists and other researchers at the University of Southampton are coming together to investigate whether crops not widely grown for food could help feed the world.

Prof Williams at the CIWM awards

Award for CLEARing up wasted data

17 November 2014

Research by the University of Southampton into a project that analyses the environmental performance of companies has been recognised with an award from The Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM).