The EDA student experience
A degree from the University of Kent is a significant advantage in today’s job market and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts produces excellent graduates who are ready for the world of work. The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers an inspiring and challenging student experience that prepares students for the future. We have excellent students. We have an outstanding curriculum. Most importantly, our students learn.
But we do more than teach students. We immerse them in interdisciplinary activities and offer real-world design challenges. We introduce them to industry experts in their fields and we provide the technological tools and resources that will prepare them to meet twenty-first-century engineering, technology and design needs.
Modern, friendly environment
Over the past few years, the School of Engineering and Digital Arts has undergone an extensive programme of phased refurbishment, resulting in a expansive, well-equipped learning environment. In the laboratories and studios, our students study and work hard—yet they also have rich multi-cultural social lives that include myriad extracurricular activities. Student life in the School offers exciting choices: international study and research options, year in industry opportunities, entrepreneurial opportunities, and more.
Our School is nationally and internationally renowned for its research, and postgraduates have the opportunity to work directly with academic staff and to publish, and sometimes patent, their results.
We have a strong emphasis on graduate employability and skills acquisition and we offer a range of extra-curricular activities, support and services. Our graduates are equipped with strong academic, scientific and technological competences, tools, and resources aligned to the needs of industry on a local, national and global level and these competences provide graduates with the opportunity to pursue careers in many different areas and prepare them to meet twenty-first century engineering, technology and design needs. Professionalism is built into our programmes at every stage and we engage with employers at a number of levels. Group work, industrial projects and enterprise are all elements to which students in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts are exposed.
Providing the best student experience possible is our priority. From our admissions process, to our Welcome Week, to work placements, graduation and finding employment we're there to assist and advise you. Staff in the School from academics, to technical and IT staff to the administration team help you settle in and address any needs you may have during your time here.