The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent reputation for both its teaching and research. Based in the Jennison Building on the Canterbury Campus, the School has 30 academic staff members, with both academic and industrial experience, as well as a number of specialist visiting lecturers. With strong industrial links, much of our research is supported by commercial organisations; there is also a range of industrially sponsored prizes for best students in each of our years. We are a forward-looking School and our courses are regularly reviewed to ensure that they are always up-to-date.
The School has a Mission and Plan which underpin our work as we seek to enhance and improve our learning, teaching, research and enterprise environment.
At Kent, we offer a wide range of MEng and BEng honours degree programmes incorporating state-of-the-art technology, which equip our graduates to work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic, biomedical and communications engineering. Our established MEng and BEng Honours programmes are fully accredited by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). In addition, we offer Honours degrees in Digital Arts (BA) and Multimedia Technology & Design (BSc). Regular meetings between staff and panels of senior industrialists ensure that our courses maintain their industrial and commercial relevance.
Research projects leading to the award of MSc, MPhil, PhD and DEng degrees are available in the areas of: communications; intelligent interactions; embedded systems engineering; and digital media. We also offer taught MSc courses in: advanced electronic systems engineering; broadband and mobile communication networks; embedded systems and instrumentation; information security and Biometrics; wireless communications and signal processing; enginnering with finance; mobile application design; computer animation; and digital visual effects. Additionally, we offer an MA in architectural visualisation
The School is engaged in high-quality research with significant national and international impact, while offering excellent opportunities for graduate studies. We have been consistently attracting substantial research funding from the UK research councils, European research programmes, industrial and commercial companies, government agencies and others, and our spread of expertise allows us to respond rapidly to new developments. Established research groups within the School include broadband & mobile communications and image processing & vision, while new research activities are developing in the areas of embedded systems and digital media.
Working with industry
We have a long history of successful collaboration with industry, on many different levels. This has included consultancy services, provision of specialist facilities, short courses and general specialist advice to companies of all sizes. Conversely, our industrial panels advise us on the relevance and level of our degree programmes, and many companies provide student placements, sponsorship or prizes. Our Electronic Systems Design Centre, established in 1994, facilitates technology transfer to SMEs in South-east England.