Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Guildford , England , United Kingdom University of Surrey
The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences covers the core engineering disciplines of aeronautical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electronic engineering and mechanical engineering alongside the specific disciplines of chemistry, computing, mathematics and physics.

About

Through consistent investment stemming from our deep commitment to develop world-class, sustainable research programmes, the Faculty has built up an impressive infrastructure to support all its activities. The interdisciplinary nature of much of our work also encourages us to constantly explore new opportunities to cross boundaries, providing students with the prospect of accessing facilities which are truly world class.

We are keen to develop in all our students a broad range of generic skills to complement the core technical or scientific competencies of their chosen subject area. Our modular programme format coupled with increasing use of innovative teaching and learning strategies such as e-learning and industrially focussed short courses provides a flexible environment whilst maintaining the academic rigour and quality expected in one of the UK's top rated faculties.

Our four areas of study within the Faculty are:

  • Undergraduate Programmes

  • Postgraduate Taught Programmes

  • Postgraduate Research Programmes

  • Professional Development

We believe in the importance of linking fundamental scientific research to engineering applications, so many of these activities are underpinned by strong industrial links, and several successful spin-out companies have resulted.

We are proud of our record in postgraduate training and we offer a rich variety of research topics for PhD study, through the traditional routes and also through our highly successful EngD programmes.

Our annual turnover of research income is about £16M, of which about half comes from Research Councils UK (principally EPSRC), a third from the EU, and the rest mainly from industry (our largest clients being EADS Astrium, Rolls Royce, E.on, Toyota, AWE and QinetiQ). In the last government research assessment exercise, two thirds of our activity was rated internationally excellent, and 20% is world leading.

Research

We believe in the importance of linking fundamental scientific research to engineering applications, so many of these activities are underpinned by strong industrial links, and several successful spin-out companies have resulted.

We are proud of our record in postgraduate training and we offer a rich variety of research topics for PhD study, through the traditional routes and also through our highly successful EngD programmes.

Our annual turnover of research income is about £16M, of which about half comes from Research Councils UK (principally EPSRC), a third from the EU, and the rest mainly from industry (our largest clients being EADS Astrium, Rolls Royce, E.on, Toyota, AWE and QinetiQ). In the last government research assessment exercise, two thirds of our activity was rated internationally excellent, and 20% is world leading.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)

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Services

Human Resources

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a dedicated Human Resources team who are the first point of contact for employees and managers for all staff-related matters within the Faculty.The HR team provides advice and support to employees and managers throughout their employment at the University. This support includes employee relations, contract issues, grievances, performance reviews, as well as advice concerning staff leave, sickness matters and employee terms and conditions. The team is responsible for recruiting new members of staff, including organising and attending interview boards, and will deal with any visa-related matters. They will also liaise with our temp agency when temporary staff are required to work within the Faculty.

Finance

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a Business Finance Manager who provides financial management information to inform fact-based decision making. They are responsible for financial planning, forecasting, reporting and creating business cases.The Business Finance Manager is supported by Financial Planning and Analysis, Transaction Support, Transaction Processing, Student Finance and Research Finance teams.

IT Support

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has a dedicated IT support team who work as part of the universities IT Services group.Due to the nature of the educational and research work carried out in the faculty, the team supports a large and complex IT infrastructure which includes several high-performance computational clusters, a unique immersive, 3-dimensional video and audio suite, multi-channel image capture systems and hundreds of nodes of simulation servers running commercial and bespoke software applications.The team is split into three distinct groups; Service Support who provides first and second line user support along with the development of our windows desktop systems, Service Delivery who provides system administration for our UNIX/Linux infrastructure and a group of Systems Developers who support and administer IT systems which directly support our IT-intensive research.This experienced IT team offer a full range of services from system design, commissioning and support, bespoke hardware and software solutions, user support, IT-related procurement advice, operations, database administration and various internet-based solutions.

Student Life

The Students Union is the guardian angel for students at Surrey. It has a team of 5 sabbatical officers and 8 part time officers, voted in by the students, for the students. There is something for everyone here, with over 100 Sports Clubs and Societies, it is hard not to find something that interests you. Maybe you are interested in becoming a writer, a TV or Radio presenter? Maybe you would like to raise money for charity or volunteer? Maybe you would like to be a great athleteor just try something different? Whatever youre interested in we have something for you (and if we dont we can help you start something new!)

University is your chance to develop different skills and gain experience so that you can go out and get the best job possible. The Students Union provides a range of training and volunteering projects, to help you get the most out of your time here. Alongside all the fun the Students Union also provides Support and representation if you are experiencing tough times on your course. Whether you need support or you have an issue with any other aspect of your student life, the Union is here to represent you and help resolve any issues.

Whilst we provide a lot of things to do, we also give you somewhere to relax and socialise with your friends. Chancellors offers food, drinks and events throughout the week whether it is Open Mic Night, Rock and Roll Bingo or watching the sports you enjoy. The Living Room or Youngs Kitchen offers different oriental food during the day and in the evenings a place to come and play some computer games and relax with your friends. At night you may want to go out with your friends; Rubix is the Unions nightclub and holds 1,600 students and it has a range of different themed nights and guest acts.

Accreditation

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences has an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and learning. We aim to provide students with the resources and expertise they need to excel at their chosen subject. To achieve this all new lecturers undergo training in teaching practice, run in conjunction with the University's Centre for Educational and Academic Development (CEAD), to give them the skills to become effective teachers. This training is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and leads to staff becoming Fellows of the HEA. Academics also take part in continuing professional development activities to ensure their skills and up-to-date.

The Global Study Awards

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom