College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

College of Engineering and Technology

The department

Derby is a city with a history of innovation and creativity. It has one of the highest skills workforces in the UK, with four times the national average of employees in high-tech functions. Boasting global brands on our door step, such as Toyota, Rolls-Royce and Bombardier, we instill a resourceful ambition in our students with such a vast multitude of prospects within the region. The University has a long standing commitment to engineering and technology and works closely with companies in the city and region in providing the education and knowledge transfer required to support its advanced industry sector and infrastructure developments. The College of Engineering and Technology is entering a stimulating period of development which coincides with the opening of a new STEM building and expansion links with the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE).

Postgraduate study

The College of Engineering and Technology specialises in computing, mathematics and engineering courses. Discipline areas in engineering include Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Architecture and Civil Engineering. Many of our courses have a September and January start dates giving you flexibility for when you want to start your degree. Our aim is to provide you with the richest learning experience possible, through dedicated support, innovative teaching and the development of first class facilities. Your course has been constructed and continually developed through consultation with leading experts to ensure your skills are as advanced as possible. We have a number of merit based partial scholarships for international students and bursaries for EU students. Please contact for more information.


Between 2008 to 2014, the University has more than doubled the number of researchers involved and the number of subject areas in which research was submitted. At the same time, the amount of our research considered at least internationally significant has increased from 66% to 74%. In 2014, the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE) was created in response to regional commercial and industrial needs. The Institute is supported by Rolls-Royce, Toyota and Bombardier and has some of the most innovative and advanced manufacturing and R&D facilities in the region for product and process development.


Markeaton Street is home to engineering students and from, September 2017, there will be a new STEM building open. The building will combine modern teaching space with infrastructure designed for the specific needs of engineering. The STEM building includes an anechoic chamber, a fluid dynamics facility including a wind tunnel, turbojet, dynometer, vibration and hydraulic equipment, a composites manufacturing and materials characterisation centre plus much more.

This additional workspace will sit alongside large engineering workshops and specialist engineering labs including an electronic renewable energies lab. Mathematics and Computing courses are taught at the University’s main site, Kedleston Road, which is also where the University’s main library is based. The library stocks thousands of books, journals, special collections, DVDs and other media, over several floors. The campus is home to the Student Employment Agency and the Employability and Enterprise Hub, plus a brand new multi-million pound sports centre.

Get in touch

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Key information

University of Derby
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB
Telephone number: 
01332 593302
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