We are home to 41 academic staff and around 450 students at all levels from undergraduate through to PhD.


Top five for materials technology in the Complete University Guide 2020

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Outstanding teaching

Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Surrey delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

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Research excellence

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 80 per cent of our combined mechanical engineering research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, placing Surrey in 22nd place out of 106 institutions submitted in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials category.

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We have industry-standard facilities including a state-of-the-art Design Centre and an environmental wind tunnel that help our students with their studies as well as offering consultation with businesses.

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Study with us

You'll be able to use state-of-the-art facilities which includes the Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory, we offer Professional Training placements for all our undergraduate courses and our academics are involved in world leading research in areas from biomedical engineering to materials and structures.

Our research

Alongside our teaching activities, we have a considerable range of research interests:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Ceramics and metals
  • Electric and hybrid vehicles
  • Engineering materials
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Functional materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Neural interfacing
  • Polymers
  • Robotics
  • Sensors and fluid measurement
  • Structural integrity
  • Surface and interfaces reactions
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Virtual reality

Offer a placement

Our undergraduate students have the chance to do a Professional Training placement within industry during their studies. If your business can offer a placement for our students then we'd love to hear from you.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences
University of Surrey