Staff profile

Dr Patrick Barber

Course Director

Patrick Barber


Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Built and Natural Environment


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am the Course Director for the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment. I am responsible for curriculum development, student experience, and employability.

Teaching responsibilities

Programme Leader for:-

I teach in the areas of engineering management and manufacturing engineering. I also teach elements of the motorsport courses.

Professional interests

I am interested in improving manufacturing productivity and ways of increasing the profitability of SMEs through innovative engineering management methods allowing companies to develop new products and to compete in complex international markets.

Research interests

My research interests are in the areas of engineering management in terms of life cycle costing models and investigating how the product development process can be improved for SMEs.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences