Edinburgh Napier University Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University Engineering

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The School of Engineering & the Built Environment studies a diverse range of engineering subjects, letting us furnish our graduates with sought-after skills and training for the best possible future career.

All of our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers and accrediting bodies, while being flexible to allow the widest range of career opportunities.

The School of Engineering & the Built Environment offers a range of engaging, challenging and industry-relevant courses that enable graduates to pursue rewarding careers within their chosen discipline.

We host the Institute for Sustainable Construction (ISC) and the Transport Research Institute (TRI); two internationally leading research institutes. Within the school our research into materials, geotechnics, sensing, automation and control is coordinated by the Engineering Research Group (ERG).

We have a long history of innovative research and applied development activities in partnership with industry. We use the results of our research and consultancy activities to enhance the learning experience of our students, and where possible, we integrate applied research into our teaching programmes.

Top rankings

We are the top Scottish university for general engineering, and ranked seventh for the course in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).

Our building and surveying courses were ranked second-highest in the UK for student satisfaction, with 96% (National Student Survey 2014)

The majority of our courses are accredited by relevant professional bodies. Equate Scotland is based at Edinburgh Napier and sets out to create sustainable change for women in SET sectors throughout Scotland.

The School currently hosts the Institute for Sustainable Construction and the Transport Research Institute, two internationally leading research institutes.

Edinburgh Napier University Engineering

Where we are

Based at our Merchiston campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, the School of Arts & Creative Industries, the School of Computing, and our Students’ Association call this place home, as did John Napier himself – he was born in 1550 in the tower that still stands in the courtyard.

Located in the lively Bruntsfield area, Merchiston Campus is home to our engineering and design workshops. The campus is also home to our award-winning 500-seater Jack Kilby Computing Centre – open 24/7 in our two main teaching trimesters.

       The School of Engineering and Built Environment offers a wide range of industry focused courses that prepare you for the career that you have planned for yourself. Subjects that include engineering, electronics, architectural technology, building surveying, real estate, civil, transport and environmental engineering.

Our courses are designed to develop your technical skills and professional knowledge keeping your study relevant to new technologies and sustainable solutions.

We’re proud of our industry accreditations and have courses accredited by many respected bodies. The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT), the Energy Institute, the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have all endorsed our courses.

The school academic staff are at the forefront of research in a number of areas. In 2015, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our internationally acclaimed work in timber engineering, sustainable construction and wood science. This is the most prestigious award for the UK higher education sector for the impact of research on business, industry, environment and society.