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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

School of Engineering Mission

  • Foster outstanding learning and scholarship, producing graduates equipped for and inspired towards high personal and professional achievement
  • Enhance the scientific, cultural and economic wellbeing of society through the discipline of engineering, contributing to the quality of life and fulfilling the aspirations of global humanity
  • Pursue and perform research of the highest quality, motivated by both intellectual curiosity and societal needs

The School has wide-ranging, comprehensive and exciting research activities. Our research is carried out in seven institutes under a wide variety of engineering themes.

Research Institutes


The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE) is a strategic alliance between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. As two of the UK's leading research universities, we work with academic, industry and public sector partners delivering world-leading expertise in engineering to deliver the most effective commercial, social, environmental and economic impacts. This powerhouse of engineering uses its vision of working in conjunction with each other to translate engineering research into practical outcomes. The impact of our research addresses the most urgent challenges for society. 


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