University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering

Introduction

University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering  

The Department of Engineering is the largest department in the University of Cambridge, representing approximately 10% of the University's activities by the majority of common metrics, and is one of Europe's largest integrated engineering departments. It achieves the highest standards in both research and teaching. Its international reputation attracts the best students, academics, sponsors and partners from around the world.  

Since its foundation in 1875, the Department of Engineering has grown to become the largest department in the University and the largest integrated engineering department in the UK with 132 faculty, 195 contract research staff and research fellows, nearly 600 research students, and over 1000 undergraduates.  

Growth throughout its history has been consistently strong. For instance, between 2000 and 2007, research expenditure doubled, the number of contract research staff nearly doubled, and the number of research students increased by over 40%. Rapid growth has been coupled with greater integration through the development of cross-linking themes and stronger connections with other disciplines, as demonstrated by a six-fold rise in the Department's share of expenditure on grants jointly held with other departments.  

In 2009, two world university rankings placed Cambridge as the best outside the USA: the Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking in the broad field of engineering/technology and computer sciences; and the THES ranking in the field of technology. In the national Research Assessment Exercise 2008, the Department of Engineering at Cambridge came far ahead of any other institution in General Engineering and its result was not surpassed by any institution in any other engineering or scientific discipline.  

The Nuclear Energy MPhil programme is taught in conjunction with the Judge Business School and the Departments of Materials Science & Metallurgy and Earth Sciences, which together provide a wide range of world class courses which can be tailored to student needs across a spectrum that runs from 50/50 technology & business management, to providing knowledge and skills for research and entry into a PhD programme.

Aim

The aim of the Department is to address the world's most pressing challenges with science and technology by:  

■attracting and retaining the best engineering academics in the world and the support staff necessary for success

■securing the brightest engineering students and teaching them to the highest standards

■working in collaboration with other disciplines, other institutions, companies, and the entrepreneurial community.    

Values

The Department values:  

■intellectual rigour

■teaching, research and connections between the two

■collaborations across disciplines

■sharing and applying research.

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Programmes

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Master

Cambridge Construction Engineering Masters Programme

Campus Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

This Construction Engineering Masters (CEM) programme is a new Master of Studies (MSt) course offered by the Department of Engineering in association with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. [+]

Cambridge Construction Engineering Masters Programme

 

This Construction Engineering Masters (CEM) programme is a new Master of Studies (MSt) course offered by the Department of Engineering in association with the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. This programme aims to precipitate a revolution in the construction sector by educating leaders to break down traditional barriers and transform the future of the industry.

 

This is a two-year part-time degree targeted at those who have had several years professional experience and already attained a leadership role or been identified as potential leaders in their field. The programme will enhance their technical knowledge and managerial skills with the expectation that they will return to their respective companies trained as merchants of change who will redefine the way in which the infrastructure of society is created.... [-]


Cambridge Masters in Nuclear Energy

Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge

The MPhil in Nuclear Energy recognises that though the prospects for nuclear are now better than they have been for twenty years, nuclear works in a market for energy technologies and has not special right to be developed. [+]

MPhil in Nuclear Energy  

 

The MPhil in Nuclear Energy recognises that though the prospects for nuclear even after Fukushima are now better than they have been for twenty years, nuclear works in a market for energy technologies and has not special right to be developed. The political, economic and social context for nuclear power is as important as the technical merits of the designs of reactors and systems.

 

Nuclear technology is challenging because it is still relatively new being less than 70 years since the first controlled chain reaction. Also, it is challenging because of the multi-disciplinary nature of problems that often involve physics, materials and engineering at the same time.... [-]