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This is Engineering

Building solutions to global problems

Engineering is an exciting multidisciplinary field offering outstanding graduate prospects. The world we live in has been designed by engineers and they’ll be at the forefront of creating a sustainable world for the future.

Here at Bradford, we emphasise the skills needed to work in engineering by providing excellent opportunities to do practical work in small groups. Our multidisciplinary first year helps students develop knowledge about other engineering disciplines.

We offer six engineering disciplines:

  • Architectural - combining the art of design and construction
  • Biomedical - using technology to develop medicine and healthcare
  • Chemical - large-scale chemical and biochemical processes in which materials undergo change
  • Civil and Structural - the conception, design, construction and maintenance of the built environment
  • Mechanical - the broadest of all the engineering disciplines combining design, materials science and computational methods
  • Softwareat the heart of modern technology, playing a key role in industries such as mathematics, computer science and cyber security

Our facilities

You will use the latest technology and software in our £1.5 million multi-disciplinary engineering laboratory, CNC machining facilities, medical engineering labs and many more state-of-the-art facilities.

Meet our students and alumni

This is where my life begins

"I wanted to be able to make a difference. Bradford made sure that everything went well because they understood that I just came from a tragic experience. They have been very instrumental in my learning here."

Erika, BEng (Hons) Civil and Structural Engineering

This is where i prove disability doesn’t mean inability

"Bradford seemed the most welcoming and the most enthusiastic about engineering and about medical technology."

Rosie, BEng (Hons) Biomedical Engineering

This is where i challenge convention

"My career goal is to work in a green energy field and I want to do my part by inspiring young women to be a mechanical engineer or go into another STEM career."

Sumaiya, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Where Engineering can take you

Engineers are relied on to provide innovative solutions in all aspects of society. Career options vary greatly, depending on your chosen specialism. Some possible roles include:

  • Nuclear engineer
  • Technical consultant
  • Structural engineer
  • Research or teaching academic
  • CAD technician
  • Orthopaedic materials engineer
Two engineering students in a laboratory.

A career in the fast lane

Stephanie Travers graduated with a BEng in Chemical Engineering in 2016 and now works as Trackside Fluid Engineer for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

She recently became the first black woman to stand on the F1 podium.

Find out more about Stephanie's time at Bradford and her career in F1 here

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Courses in this subject

We have 38 courses in this area.

Foundation Year

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This is Bradford

You can become the very best version of yourself at the University of Bradford.
It’s a place where amazing things happen.

This is where you’ll expand your mind and make lifelong friends.
This is where you’ll grow, learn, experience.

This is a place you can belong.

And we’ll support you every step of the way.