Project work

Planning the location of a Welsh dam
Planning the location of a dam in Wales

Design is at the heart of engineering and forms the core of our courses.  It is:

  • the process of applying the knowledge and skills you have been learning elsewhere;
  • creative and open-ended;
  • depends on 'systems thinking'; and
  • individual flair. 

Design is learnt partly through formal teaching but mainly by trying out ideas and seeing if they work.  The course work exposes you to many different problems and situations to stimulate your imagination.  Please see examples of the design process through group projects:

Third Year Research Projects

Fourth Year Design Projects