School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

The School of Engineering and Sustainable Development is a research-active school with state-of-the-art facilities to deliver premium mainstream undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. Our graduates develop carefully-balanced core knowledge and transferable skills needed to engage with solving burning societal issues. The School is also well positioned to support postgraduate research students (PhD and MPhil) working on leading-edge engineering research projects.

Our programmes and related facilities are grouped into four broad areas: mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, aerospace and energy and sustainable development, and include power electronics, embedded systems, communication systems laboratories, statics and dynamics, energy engineering and thermodynamics, through CAD/CAM and 3D-printing to our full-motion flight simulator.

Most of our staff are engaged in either research or commercial consultancy in partnership with engineering firms throughout the UK. Our research and enterprise activities are facilitated within two research institutes: the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development and the Institute of Engineering Sciences. The School’s research and enterprise activity and our lab provision allow students to spend a minimum of 50% of their time in a practical setting, developing hands-on skills and engaging with real-world engineering problems. We are proud members of Engineers Without Borders UK and were delighted with our students’ success in coming second out of all UK teams at their annual competition in 2019/20.

The school supports several student societies. Our student-led Formula Student team design, construct and build a race car to compete in the prestigious Formula Student international competition, coming 17th in 2021. DMU Flyers, formed in 2020, are looking forward to participating in the IMechE UAS challenge in 2022.

The school has three subject groups. Dr Iain Dupere is the Subject Group Leader for the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering subject group, Professor Raouf Hamzaoui is the Subject Group Leader for the Electrical, Electronic and Mechatronics subject group and Dr Andrew Wright is the Subject Group Leader for the Energy and Sustainable Development subject group. Dr Marie Bassford is Head of School.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses