School of Engineering & the Built Environment

The School of Engineering and the Built Environment offers a range of engaging, challenging and highly relevant undergraduate and postgraduate courses that primarily equip graduates to pursue rewarding careers within their chosen discipline.

In the 2016 Guardian League Table, Edinburgh Napier University was ranked 9th in Scotland overall. In the Building and the General Engineering subject areas, we were ranked 2nd in Scotland overall and were the top Scottish Modern University.

These programmes are highly valued by employers and consequently endow excellent salaries for those holding the qualification. The courses also provide a strong academic foundation for those who wish to progress to further study or research work.

Our applied research with industry and government is highly valued and is rated as international and world leading. During the last four years out staff have worked with industry, government and leading research institutes involving over 45 countries.

Our research encompasses building performance, transport, geotechnics, energy and renewables, advanced materials, smartcities, offsite construction, construction technologies, sensors, acoustic engineering, innovative structures, timber engineering and wood science.

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

Undergraduate students using theodolites Find out about studying a range of traditional and modern engineering and built environment disciplines.
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Postgraduates on a field trip Masters programmes to prepare you for our technologically demanding society.