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Welcome to Engineering at Durham

As part of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive universities, Durham University has a longstanding and powerful commitment to research and research-led teaching. We are recognised as one of the leading centres of research in Engineering in the world. Our research covers a wide range of topics, and we encourage interdisciplinary research within the Department as well as national and international cooperation.

Our degree programmes are accredited by the Professional Engineering Institutions on behalf of the Engineering Council. This means that graduating students will be deemed to have satisfied certain academic requirements.  The MEng programmes fully satisfy the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng).  The BEng programmes partially satisfy the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and will fully meet the requirement when complemented with accredited Further Learning.  The accredited MSc programmes meet the accreditation requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an accredited CEng (partial) BEng (Hons) or an accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree.

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5th The Guardian University Guide 2024
7th The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023
26th in the Times Higher Education International Universities Rankings 2023
88% of students in graduate-level employment within 15 months of graduation (The Guardian University Guide 2023)

Study with us

  • Undergraduate study

    We have outstanding course content that equips young engineers with the problem solving skills of the 21st century.

  • Postgraduate study

    We have a rich research background, which can be a huge advantage to any prospective postgraduate student in our fields of expertise.

Undergraduate study

We have outstanding course content that equips young engineers with the problem solving skills of the 21st century.

Postgraduate study

We have a rich research background, which can be a huge advantage to any prospective postgraduate student in our fields of expertise.

Our research

Our academic staff’s research interests feed through into the modules available to students, who are exposed to, and actively involved in, some of the cutting-edge research that goes on in the Department.
Find out more about our research
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This is a very interesting and exciting time to become an Engineer and Durham University provides the perfect environment to begin this journey.

Professor Charles Augarde
Head of Department

What's new?

Durham researcher leads major preterm baby study

Our Department of Engineering is one of the top ranked in the UK and at the forefront of global technological advancement.
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Professor Karen Johnson presents the 2023 Rosalind Franklin Award Lecture

The Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture 2023 given by Professor Karen Johnson titled "A nation that rebuilds its soils rebuilds itself: the role of women" is available online.
The Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture

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Department of Engineering

Durham University

Lower Mount Joy

South Road

Durham

DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 1700

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