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The Faculty of Technology

Find out more about the teaching and research activities taking place within our Faculty of Technology


Technology underpins all facets of modern life and evolves at relentless speeds. Over the course of our lifetime, we would have witnessed major breakthroughs that will have a significant impact and reach on society. Our purpose is to educate our students to participate in creating and applying contemporary knowledge and technological advances to make a difference.

We're solving societal problems through practical, affordable and sustainable solutions. A central question drives our research: how do we make technology, engineering and science more relevant to the wellbeing of human beings and the world? We produce impactful research with practical applications through our collaborative partnerships with universities, research bodies and industry leaders.

Each year, around 1,000 students graduate from our programmes. Our graduates are making a big difference to the world, whether developing low-carbon solutions, building water treatment plants in developing countries, helping to keep the nation's data systems secure, or educating the next generation of maths teachers.

Our accolades

89% of our Physics research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF, 2014)

93% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)

90% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)

Teaching

Our students learn in an environment geared towards practical skills, employability and challenging assumptions about how things work. To support them we have facilities including the Future Technology Centre, hydraulics lab, structures lab, Environmental Technology Field Station, Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Lab, the SAP Next Generation Lab, and the Atomic Force Microscope Lab.

Our lecturers are coaches and mentors, guiding students through their studies. All our courses are designed around the realities of working in industry and tackling societal challenges. Our Student Placement and Employability team helps students gain work experience and placement opportunities.

Research

We're a research leader among post-1992 universities, and we're building on our strong results in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. In the REF 2014, 96% of our physics research outputs were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, 80% of our maths research impact was rated as having considerable reach and significance, 100% of our computer science and informatics research impact was rated as outstanding or very considerable, and 61% of our research in aeronautical, mechanical, chemical and manufacturing engineering was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We recently brought together businesses, councils and environmental groups to increase flood protection and sustainable drainage in housing developments through our ProSuDS project - 'Providing Real-world Opportunities for Sustainable Drainage Systems'.

We're also working with businesses, the public sector and other universities to increase solar power generation across England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands through our involvement with the 'Solar Adoption Rise in the 2 Seas' project, or 'SOLARISE'. The goal of this project is a 20% increase in renewable energy consumption by 2020.

Our research areas

Discover the 8 research areas that sit within our Faculty of Technology – from Cosmology and Astrophysics, to Health Informatics.

Our research centres

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research centres – find out more below.

Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 2554

tech-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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