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Putting a little steam behind STEM

It is widely accepted that the UK is facing a technical skills shortage with 43% of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) vacancies hard to fill, according to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills.

To combat this, and fill these exciting roles, we’re bringing together science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) courses to produce graduates with a wide set of skills who are equipped to enter the graduate workforce.

Our courses follow a core CDIO (Conceiving-Designing-Implementing-Operating) design and build experience, an internationally-recognised educational framework that gets students working on real-world challenges and focuses on manufacturability. 

We encourage applications by students from a diverse range of backgrounds and with varying skills – including those without traditional STEM A levels (see our integrated foundation year) and women who are under-represented in this field.

Engineers of the future

Our local engineering partners tell us that an employable graduate is one who has applied industry experience, exposure to cutting-edge research, and is able to move and flex across the engineering, technology and creative areas.

Our business partners work with us to create an integrated approach to curriculum design and delivery within our state-of-the-art Engineering and Digital Technology Park.

This £35m development incorporates the Departments of: Engineering and Design, Creative Digital Technologies, Maths and Computing, as well as our existing Business School with the addition of the Centre for Sustainable Enterprise.

With this approach, we intend to break down the traditional stereotypes that surround science and engineering and offer degree programmes that equip students to embrace opportunities in STEM.