Strategy 2009-10 to 2013-14
Faculty Academic Strategy
Science and Engineering
The Faculty of Science and Engineering brings together five departments
and schools which make diverse contributions to the University’s strategic
mission to be a globally competitive, research-intensive and student-focused
institution, delivering research-led teaching and professional training.
acknowledged as leaders in pure and applied human sciences and information
technologies, this is a research-intensive Faculty and the leader of the
Challenges projects, New EcoCultures and Future Internet Innovation. The
relevant and contemporary teaching of the Faculty equips students with
transferable skills that benefit people, the environment and society and
enable innovative approaches to global issues.
The Faculty will develop its research strengths in four key areas:
- Human health, well-being and vulnerability.
- Environmental science.
- New technologies, networks and communication.
- Cognitive systems and neuroscience.
Already the leading faculty for knowledge transfer, Science and
Engineering will continue to develop and extend its academic activities and
partnerships with industry, Government, NGOs, schools, the NHS and
The Faculty’s key objectives include:
- Increased research grant awards and expanded research groupings in
- Increased number of grant submissions and engagement in
- Good publication rates and increased mentoring of junior staff.
- Improved financial sustainability by enhancing and diversifying
- Higher internal and external profile through enhanced communications
and knowledge transfer.
- Strengthened regional health partnerships in teaching and research,
and growth in nursing and oral health provision at the Southend Campus.
- Continued improvement in facilities with investment in laboratories
in Biological Sciences and the new Media Lab in Computer Science and
- Maintain and improve existing good performance in student
satisfaction surveys focusing on improved assessment and feedback.
- Further develop existing good practice in employability and
departmental links with employers.
More information on the Faculty of
Science and Engineering, its Departments and Centres.