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School of Engineering

A mechanical engineering researcher

We are a world-class centre for education, research and enterprise, one of the largest and most diverse engineering groupings in the UK.

Our achievements in engineering span the last 3 centuries, during which we have used sound science and creative engineering to help shape the world you know today. Our expertise looks deep below the Earth's crust, reaches into space and encompasses everything in between. In particular, we pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge in 4 key areas: aerospace, biomedical engineering, infrastructure and sports engineering.

Our school

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Engineering research groups
  • Bronze Athena SWAN award

    We've been recognised for our ongoing commitment to addressing gender inequality.

  • State-of-the-art facilities

    Our outstanding facilities include the largest towing tank in any UK university and a wind tunnel complex used by Formula One and Olympic athletes.

  • Top 10
    in the UK for engineering

    5th for aeronautical and aerospace engineering, 6th for civil engineering and 8th for mechanical engineering.

    Complete University Guide 2022

One of the largest and most diverse engineering schools in Europe, we provide a research-led education in world class facilities that equips and empowers our students to apply fundamental scientific understanding and knowledge to complex, real-world engineering challenges.
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Student office

Engineering, University of Southampton, Building 7, Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ  
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time

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