At Nottingham Trent University, you will find an innovative approach to engineering education with the launch of our new courses. Instead of just learning the theory of engineering from a text book or a lecture, we are turning engineering education on its head.  Engineering industry experts have built these courses alongside our own experts in engineering education to ensure that our graduates fill the skills gaps that other graduates can’t.

Innovative approach

We're partnering with industry every step of the way to ensure you become the very best engineer you can be. You'll spend a large proportion of your time each year applying theory to live projects set by our partners in the engineering industry.

With the focus firmly on problem-solving and live project work, we aim to give you three to four years' of industry experience before you graduate. Who wouldn't want that on their CV?


We developed our innovative engineering courses by working closely with engineering companies and supporting industries. We asked companies such as Speedo, Pepsico, 3M, British Steel, Bombardier, Rolls Royce and The Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) what engineering skills workforces were lacking, what they wanted from an engineering graduate, and we invited them to work with our students on live projects and challenges.

Armed with this knowledge, we designed our engineering courses to give you both engineering skills and the maximum experience of live projects and problem-solving, making you the best and most employable engineer you can be.

  • Biomedical Engineering

    Biomedical engineering is a very diverse field which is also developing rapidly.  To help you to become a bioengineer of the future, we work closely with industry to ensure you are as well-prepared as possible for a career in this exciting and rewarding industry.

    Our Biomedical Engineering courses are highly practical and use real examples and projects from industry and medicine.  On this course you’ll look at current health issues and develop materials, processes and devices that help prevent or treat disease or rehabilitate patients.

    Areas of bioengineering covered on this course are biomaterials; bioinstrumentation; biomechanics; medical imaging; rehabilitation; and cellular, tissue, and genetic engineering.

  • Electronic Engineering

    Electronics have revolutionised the world as we know it with the development of devices that are smaller, faster and more powerful than ever before.

    On this course you will be at the forefront of this revolution developing practical electronic engineering solutions for the very latest challenges facing electronic engineering departments and companies. For example, you could be designing components for telecommunication and data communication devices, researching acoustics and nanotechnology solutions or assessing innovations in the defence and aerospace industry. This keeps your knowledge and skills up-to-date in the rapidly developing field of electronic engineering.

  • Sport Engineering

    The sport engineering industry looks to help solve problems associated with sport, health and exercise. It is a relatively new but rapidly expanding area which is attracting large interest and investment from professional sports clubs, sportswear and equipment manufacturers as well as health and wellbeing app and wearable technology developers.

    On these courses you’ll design and develop sport technology concepts and devices. You’ll be working on real projects set by organisations that could be looking at helping athletes get the most out of their training programmes, maximising sporting performance, or developing sport equipment and technology that gains advantages over competitors.

  • Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical engineering is a large, established field of engineering. It covers the design and manufacture of small components and devices right through to large scale items and systems.  Also, recent, rapid developments in technology, such as 3D printing, have changed the face of mechanical engineering.  To help you to keep up-to-date with these changes and to become a mechanical engineer of the future, we work closely with industry to ensure you are as well-prepared as possible for a career in this exciting and rewarding industry.

    Our Mechanical Engineering courses are highly practical and use real examples and projects from industry.  On this course you’ll be guided how to analyse and solve mechanical engineering problems by producing your own creative and innovative solutions using the latest technology.

    Areas of mechanical engineering covered on this course are materials and manufacturing; robotics, cybernetics and biomechatronics; computer-aided Engineering; and Modelling and simulation techniques.

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Open days

Now you’ve heard the great reasons to study engineering, why not visit us on an open day to experience NTU for yourself? Tour our campus and facilities, hear a talk from our Engineering course leader about our exciting courses.

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Industry partners

We're working with a large number of companies in engineering and supporting industries. These range from large, global organisations to independent local firms, but whatever their size, they’re focused on developing new engineering solutions and working with our students and staff to achieve them.

Our industry links cover:

  • bioengineering and biotech organisations
  • sport technology and development companies
  • electronic engineering businesses
  • engineering institutions and bodies, including the IET.

Companies, such as British Steel, will be working with us throughout your course, providing you with live projects, research collaborations, and work placement opportunities.

We’re proud to be working with NTU on an innovative approach to teaching that brings employers and universities closer together. It’s vital that the curriculum students are taught is up-to-date with industry changes and expertise so they are best prepared with the skills and knowledge they need for the world of work. We’re excited to be involved in developing new engineering courses that will be tailored to our needs and that will help us to recruit our engineers of the future.

British Steel

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These engineering courses are based right at the heart of our Science Quarter at our Clifton Campus. The Campus has seem much investment over the last five years and we aren't stopping there. You'll be learning in brand new buildings, specifically designed and kitted out with engineers in mind.

Engineering building

We've worked with engineering companies to establish what experience and knowledge of the very latest techniques they’d expect from a top-class graduate.

Designed to help you become an accomplished engineer in your field, we’ve created a dedicated engineering building filled with all the equipment you’ll need. You'll have access to 3D printers, design and test laboratories, electronics workshops and CAD design suites, to name just a few. Whilst working on your group and individual assignments, you’ll have a dedicated project space with easy access to key pieces of equipment you and your team might need.

ISTeC building

Our latest building, the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Centre (ISTeC) is the result of a £5m investment from the government and NTU in recognition of the importance of STEM teaching.

The building contains state-of-the-art laboratories for teaching, and this is where engineering practical and workshop sessions will initially be held.

"This investment will mean world-class teaching facilities to build tomorrow’s skilled workforce."

Vince Cable, former Secretary of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Work with us

We are always looking for organisations or engineering departments to work with NTU. If you're seeking new solutions and creative ideas, then why not consider becoming one of our engineering partners?

You'll have access to our engineering expertise and facilities, and a chance to work with the brightest engineers of the future. Sound good? Get in touch with us to see how we can work together.

Jonny Crawley - Strategic Partnership Manager
+44 (0)115 848 3213

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