EXPLORE THE FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY
Explore the world of technology, engineering, computing, maths and physics waiting for you at Portsmouth
The best way to experience Portsmouth is in person – but if you can't make a trip to see us for an Open Day, this Virtual Experience is here to capture some of the character of our city, and to give you a taste of what life is like as a student in our Faculty of Technology.
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Welcome to the Faculty of Technology
Explore the faculty
Find out more about the Faculty of Technology and explore the teaching, research activities and facilities within the Faculty's various schools and institutes.
Advanced Composite Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory
The Advanced Composite Materials & Manufacturing Lab is at the centre of our research & development into the design, creation & testing of greener materials.
The Hydraulics Laboratory helps civil engineering students investigate all aspects of open channel flow; from flow over weirs to hydraulic jumps.
System Administration and Networking Suite
Our System Administration and Networking Suite provides an environment for large-scale network simulation experiments.
Quantum Optics Laboratory
Study the details of quantum theory, mechanics and optics, and conduct research experiments such as using quantum interference to measure distance. The lab hosts more than 30 microscopes and lasers, as well as a Mini Vibrating-sample Magnetometer (VSM) used to shake material samples and measure their reactive movement to identify specific magnetic properties.
Access data from the world's global financial markets and gain experience using industry standard software.
Future Technology Centre
The Future Technology Centre offers students, researchers and partners a collaborative, hands-on learning environment with open spaces to run experiments, debate and explore ideas.
Home to the Formula Student team, the Thermofluids Laboratory is where we study renewable energy, fluid mechanics, heat transfer & thermodynamics.
Our Geotechnics Laboratory – or Soils Lab – has equipment for analysing fine- and coarse-grained soils.
Find out how the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation's SCIAMA Supercomputer is helping answer questions about the origins of the universe, and much more.
Telecommunications and Control Laboratory
Explore how to transmit radio waves, build circuit boards and analyse high-frequency signals at our Telecommunications Laboratories.
Placements and careers support
We'll help you find a work placement during your studies. And our Careers and Employability Service can give you career guidance for up to 5 years after you graduate. We can even help you create your own startup company.
Life outside study
Portsmouth is a great place to live and one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. You'll have lots to discover, from independent cafes and bars, to sports clubs, societies and opportunities to learn a new language.
Places to eat in Portsmouth
Hungry for adventure? Here's a taster of the great food and drink you can savour in the city.
Sport in Portsmouth
From water sports to football and quidditch - few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sports opportunities.
Societies and student union
Find out more about the University of Portsmouth Students' Union – from how to get involved in its running, to the clubs and societies you can join as a member.
Learn a foreign language
Immerse yourself in another culture and meet new people by choosing from our 8 language programmes.
Hear from our students
Let our students tell you what they love about studying in the Faculty of Technology. And find out where their degrees have taken them so far.
Adele Gibb - MEng Mechanical Engineering
MEng Mechanical Engineering
Amber Burton - BSc Mathematics with Statistics
BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics
Mimi Nwosu - BEng Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Rob Milne - BSc Property Development
BSc (Hons) Property Development
Savannah Pascall - BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
Our students' and academics' achievements
We're incredibly proud of our students and academics. Discover some of their stories of how they put their tech skills into practice.
- Civil Engineering graduate nominated for Engineering Graduate of the Year
- University electric racing car team wins at Silverstone
- Brewing a better espresso with a shot of maths
- Portsmouth Cosmologist named one of the world’s most Highly Cited Researchers
- Meet the engineer leading the charge to clean, sustainable energy
- Data Dive aims to develop solutions to monitor heart disease and earthquakes
The opportunities granted to us at Portsmouth provide the backbone that inspires us to succeed. I am comforted to know that my career could go anywhere from here; there really are no limits to where a physicist can go.
Discover our courses
Explore the subjects you can study in the Faculty of Technology and find the course for you.
Architecture and surveying courses
Develop practical problem-solving and creative skills to work in architectural design, building surveying or the conservation industry.
Start your career in network design, cyber security, digital analytics & other related fields with one of our computing degree courses. IBM, Jagex & BAE placements available.
Make use of maths, engineering and your own ingenuity to plan, build and maintain the world we live in, on one of our engineering degree courses.
Mathematics and physics courses
From the financial sector to transportation and logistics, the skills you'll develop on one of our maths or physics degree courses are in demand.