As Dean of the School of Science and Engineering, I would like to warmly welcome you to our School. We are dedicated to nurturing academic excellence and preparing students for rewarding and successful careers.
The School has built a long and successful international reputation for excellent teaching and topical research, particularly in addressing global challenges in energy, the environment, health care, technology and infrastructure. Our unique combination of disciplines provides students and the School with research and education opportunities across many fields of study.
The School of Science and Engineering is an ambitious and vibrant constituent of The University of Dundee and comprises:
A key defining strength of our School is the positive interactions between these areas. This interdisciplinary ethos ensures that the School is dedicated to both nurturing academic excellence and fully preparing students for rewarding and successful careers in an increasingly competitive market.
Graduates from the University of Dundee are highly sought after by leading employers from around the world. The disciplines that our School encompasses are known for their high-earning potential. For example, our graduates have gone on to work for global companies, such as:
- Chevron and Microsoft in the USA,
- Per Aarsleff A/S in Copenhagen,
- B E Billimoria & Company and Petro6 in India,
- Arup in Nigeria,
- TeraVil in Lithuania,
- Aquila Insight and Russell Investments in Edinburgh,
- Turner & Townsend,
- and, of course, many have become world-leading experts in areas of forensic science, scene of crime analysis, medicine and biomedical research.
The University of Dundee is ranked in the World’s top 20 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015), ranked top in Scotland for Overall Student Satisfaction (NSS 2016) and number one in Scotland in the 2014 International Student Barometer (ISB), the largest annual study of international students in the world. Located at the heart of the city campus, DUSA has been rated the number one students' union in the country in the National Student Survey year after year, and frequently tops the poll in a number of other surveys.
We understand that deciding what and where to study is an important and sometimes daunting decision. Our website provides as much detail as possible, but I would encourage you to visit one of our Open Days to see the School, the University and the city for yourself. Watch the video to find out more.
The School of Science and Engineering offers students a supportive and friendly environment to study in, provides top quality teaching and research and gives students the opportunity to live in one of the most attractive areas of Scotland. Every year hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world make the decision to study at the University of Dundee.
As the UK’s ‘coolest city’, Dundee has become a hive of creativity, technology and innovation. It has recently been awarded UNESCO city of Design status, the only city in the UK to hold the prestigious honour.
Lonely Planet comment that the local people, "Dundonians", are amongst the friendliest people in Scotland, which is coupled nicely by the accolade of "Friendliest Campus in Scotland" that the University was awarded by the Virgin Alternative Guide to UK Universities.
The University of Dundee is a great place to study and we look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions about our School, or would like to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Professor Iain Stewart
Dean of School of Science and Engineering
University of Dundee