College of Science and Engineering

Change-makers, future-shapers

We are the home of Science and Engineering: the skills that are essential to the UK’s Industrial Strategy. From digitisation to decarbonisation, we have an important role to play in shaping the future. And by studying, researching or collaborating with us, you can too.

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School of Computing

Technology plays a vital part in our every day lives. It provides a channel for opportunities to develop how we communicate, educate, entertain, buy and sell products and develop healthcare systems. Join us to be at the forefront of emerging industry needs and opportunities.

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School of Engineering

Engineers help tackle problems and play a key role in laying the foundations for the future of our country and the world. Our expertise in applied mechatronics, sustainable construction materials, net zero energy and zero emissions transport will help to create a sustainable future.

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School of Science

The world needs science more than ever. We're focused on improving the health and security of individuals and society, as well as tackling the most prevalent challenges faced all over the world. Our work helps to detect and combat disease, unravel criminal cases and solve climate change.

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School of Sport and Exercise Science

Sport and Exercise Science provides a platform for success with performance sport, exercise, and health and well-being, driving performance and improving peoples’ quality of life. With our expert staff, exciting research and industry engaged provision, we can make a significant impact.

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Question. Understand. Change.

As scientists and engineers, we’re naturally curious about our world. By asking three key questions - how does it happen? why does it happen? what impact does it have? — we can investigate almost anything, including some of the biggest challenges we face today, such as:

Once we understand these issues better and what their impacts are, we can take action and call for change. We are in a position to help make the world greener, healthier, safer and more productive. If that inspires you, then we hope you'll join us - either as a student, staff member, researcher or collaborator.

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Derby academics ranked among most cited scientists

Academics at the University of Derby have been ranked amongst the most highly-cited scientists in the world, according to research by Stanford University, with eight current members of staff from Derby in the top 4% of scientists.

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New Institute of Technology will lead the UK's Digital and Green Revolution

The University of Derby, Loughborough College, Loughborough University and the Derby College Group (DCG) will work together on the new Institute, which will create the highly advanced workforce needed to lead the digital revolution – otherwise known as Industry 4.0.

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Recognised for 'World-leading' research

The University of Derby is delivering world-leading and internationally excellent research in Education, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results. The University submitted 27 Case Studies demonstrating how research has impacted business and society across its core subjects.

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Dr Chris Bussell

Dr Chris Bussell
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Chris's academic field is in human physiology, with particular focus on responses and adaptation to high performance and health outcomes arising through increased participation in physical activity.

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Be inspired by our Virtual Tour

Get a taste of what it’s like to come to the University of Derby and explore what’s on offer - wherever you are.

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