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Exeter Engineering 2030

Harnessing the power of engineering and innovation to create a sustainable and healthier future

The Department of Engineering aims to become a top 20 UK department for research quality and power, top 10 in the quality of its education, and secure a top 150 global reputation ranking by 2030.

We will build on our existing strengths and continue to develop emerging areas, contributing to the University’s vision to create a sustainable and healthy future.

We will promote and deliver equal opportunity for all and drive diversity and inclusion.

Following the £6.5m investment in our Engineering 2020 project (teaching labs, workshop spaces and equipment), we will continue to invest multi-million £ in:

  • New research facilities in the next 2 years (smart grid & electrical power lab, hydrogen storage lab, structures lab).
  • We’ll create a significant number of new academic positions in the key areas of strength and growth.
  • We’ll expand significantly the research facilities over the next 7 years (additive manufacturing, robotics, biomedical engineering).
  • We’ll expand significantly the portfolio of UG and PGT programmes, we’ll double the number of PhD students.

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