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Science and Engineering

Queen Mary has a distinguished tradition in science and engineering, and was one of the first UK universities to establish engineering, computer science, chemistry, and materials departments.

The Faculty today provides research and teaching excellence across engineering, science and mathematics in five academic Schools (Biological and Chemical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering and Materials Science, and Mathematical Sciences), with diverse teaching programmes that include: Psychology, Mathematics with Finance and Accounting, Materials and Design, and Digital Audio and Music Systems Engineering. (See the undergraduate and postgraduate sections for programme details.)

With a major investment across the Faculty in new staff and new buildings we are committed to establishing ourselves as one of the leading science and engineering faculties in the UK.

Teaching and learning

The Faculty of Science and Engineering takes its teaching seriously. Our academic staff are researching cutting edge science and technology, meaning your learning will be ready for the future. Over the next four years the Faculty is investing over £25 million into its buildings, equipment and teaching practices to ensure that our students are taught using the most advanced teaching methods in first-class laboratories.

The Faculty is host to three UK National Teaching Fellows as well as other awards for teaching innovations. These awards recognise Queen Mary's commitment to the learning and teaching of our students.

The growth and future employability of our students is an important priority for the Faculty. We are creating more programmes with innovative industrial placement years, and many are accredited by professional bodies. All programmes support our seven career enhancing Graduate Attributes and we work closely with national and international employers to provide Queen Mary students with study and employment opportunities.

We also take our enthusiasm for science and engineering out into schools and science festivals, and the Faculty is home to number of exciting projects such as SEPnet, CS4FN, Our-Space, Illusioneering and the recent More Maths Grads initiative.

Video: Learn how to make a bowl of water vanish - watch one of our Illusioneering tricks explained

Research excellence

The College is working to transform Science and Engineering at Queen Mary into one of the leading faculties in the UK, with centres of excellence in research in a number of areas. To achieve this, we are currently investing in over 50 new academic staff posts. We are looking for academics of the highest calibre, and in return we will support the career development of early career researchers.

Over £25m is being invested into capital projects such as multiple building refurbishments, our equipment portfolios and new research institutes in Bioengineering and Materials, with a further multi-million investment due to be implemented by 2015.

The Faculty has many areas with distinctive strengths and promotes multi-disciplinary research and collaborations between our Schools, with the School of Medicine and Dentistry and our academic and industrial research partners across the globe. The School of Physics and Astronomy recently launched its new Centre for Condensed Matter and the School for Electronic Engineering and Computer Science hosts the RCUK Doctoral Training Centre in Media and Arts Technology. Our overall research portfolio is underpinned by strengths in computational and simulation research.

The Faculty has a proven track record of internationally high impacting success: ApaTech, a spin out company of the School of Engineering and Materials Science manufacturing and marketing synthetic bone substitutes, was sold for $330m in 2010.

For more information, see our Postgraduate and Research sections.

Videos: See the impact our research has

Good Vibrations – harvesting energy from sound

Hard Graft – finding a substitute that's as hard as bone

Music in the heart

War on cybercrime – protecting our online security

The great green wired gambit

A tale of two start-ups

Building a 3D model of ovarian cancer – Institute of Bioengineering

Science and Engineering strategic plan

Faculty structure and staff

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is made up of the following schools and departments:

Faculty staff

Vice-Principal and Executive Dean
Professor Edmund Burke
E: se-vp-pa@qmul.ac.uk

Faculty Operating Officer
Anne Parry
E: a.parry@qmul.ac.uk

Dean for Taught Programmes
Professor Julia Shelton
E: j.shelton@qmul.ac.uk

Dean for Research
Professor Wen Wang
E: wen.wang@qmul.ac.uk

Deputy Dean for Taught Programmes (Retention and Employability)
Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns
E: n.bryan-kinns@qmul.ac.uk

Deputy Dean for Research (Postgraduate Research)
Professor Mike Watkinson
E: m.watkinson@qmul.ac.uk

Faculty Administrative Officer
Kriss Atkin
E: k.atkin@qmul.ac.uk

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