About our school

The progress of the modern world depends on the calibre of the engineers, technologists and built environment professionals that we produce.

Our Merchiston campusThe School of Engineering & the Built Environment studies a diverse range of engineering subjects, letting us furnish our graduates with sought-after skills and training for the best possible future career.

All of our courses are designed to meet the needs of employers and accrediting bodies, while being flexible to allow the widest range of career opportunities.

Top rankings

We are the top Scottish university for general engineering, and ranked seventh for the course in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).

Our building and surveying courses were ranked second-highest in the UK for student satisfaction, with 96% (National Student Survey 2014)

The majority of our courses are accredited by relevant professional bodies. Equate Scotland is based at Edinburgh Napier and sets out to create sustainable change for women in SET sectors throughout Scotland.

The School currently hosts the Institute for Sustainable Construction and the Transport Research Institute, two internationally leading research institutes.

Where we are

Based at our Merchiston campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, the School of Arts & Creative Industries, the School of Computing, and our Students' Association call this place home, as did John Napier himself - he was born in 1550 in the tower that still stands in the courtyard.

Located in the lively Bruntsfield area, Merchiston Campus is home to our engineering and design workshops. The campus is also home to our award-winning 500-seater Jack Kilby Computing Centre - open 24/7 in our two main teaching trimesters.