School of Engineering

Welcome to the School of Engineering

Welcome to the School of Engineering

Engineering is one of the most fascinating and rewarding career paths. As one of the top five universities for student satisfaction in the UK, according to the Complete University Guide 2020, the University of Bolton is an ideal choice for pursuing an advanced subject like Engineering. Our School of Engineering offers progressive courses in high-value engineering subject areas that are designed to meet the latest industry requirements.


Staff are active in research, have strong links with professional bodies and are well networked with national and international companies.

Subject Areas

Study construction courses with access to excellent facilities like our design studio with computer aided design.  Learn project management, be a building surveyor and more.

Construction

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Biomedical and Medical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI)

Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI)

School of Engineering

Our mission is to help address the UK’s well-documented shortage of engineering and technology graduates and to close the skills gap. We’re investing in education that supports the nation’s future economic growth by offering innovative teaching and learning in custom-designed, purpose-built facilities. By focusing on the needs of industry and working to attract high-calibre applicants, we aim to prepare the next generation of creative, ingenious problem solvers needed by employers.

Our courses are practically oriented with significant industry focus and our teaching staff combine academic excellence with a wealth of professional experience. Staff are active in research, have strong links with professional bodies and are well networked with national and international companies. Many employers have been sending part-time students to us for more than 30 years and so we are well placed to embrace links with employers to offer higher and degree apprenticeship courses.

Testimonials

Jonathan Hunt

MSc Civil Engineering | 2014

"I had been considering studying a Master’s degree for some time, however, my work commitments prevented me from being able to take the time out for study. The University of Bolton's part-time MSc allowed me to continue working whilst gaining valuable new experience. The friendly and knowledgeable staff utilise both theoretical and practical knowledge, encouraging students to consider the real-world applications of what they have learned. Completing my degree has enabled me to pursue Chartered Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers."

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Melanie Blinkinship

BSc Hons Construction Management | 2014

"In 2014, I started Foundation degree in Construction and Surveying at the University of Bolton that included a work placement module. After successfully completing the course, I secured employment with Mott MacDonald Bentley. Having had a fantastic experience at the University of Bolton I progressed my studies on a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management. I continued my studies at the University of Bolton due to small class sizes, genuine passion from the lecturer towards an individual’s progression regardless of academic level. I continued enjoying my studies at the university and took part in site visits, construction trips to London, whilst also receiving support and networking opportunities around supporting Women in Construction. I graduated from the university in 2018 with a first-class BSc Hons in Construction Management."

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John Kelly

Assistant Director, Highways & Engineering | Directorate of Place, Bolton Council |

"The University of Bolton has always provided a practical industry-focused training environment. Bolton Council’s Highways & Engineering Service has benefited from this at all levels of educational and professional development and will continue to fully support the university."

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Christine Leigh

Principal AEDIS, Vice-Chair NW CIC, Chair CIC 2050 Group, NW Chair CABE |

"A fantastic and broad learning experience that helped me to recognise my own potential and make life-changing career decisions; this undoubtedly came from the lecturers who are experts in their field, and were able to offer an insight of their own personal industry experiences. A life-changing experience."

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