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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.

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Explore our facilities

As a Technology student, you'll have access to amazing facilities – discover some of our teaching, learning, lab, studio and production spaces.

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.

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Hydraulics Laboratory

The Hydraulics Laboratory helps civil engineering students investigate all aspects of open channel flow; from flow over weirs to hydraulic jumps.

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System Administration and Networking Suite

Our System Administration and Networking Suite provides an environment for large-scale network simulation experiments.

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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.

Students setting up lenses in Quantum Optics Laboratory
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Bloomberg suite

Access data from the world's global financial markets and gain experience using industry standard software.

Students in the bloomberg suite facility
Discover our Bloomberg Suite

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.

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Thermofluids Laboratory

Home to the Formula Student team, the Thermofluids Laboratory is where we study renewable energy, fluid mechanics, heat transfer & thermodynamics.

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Geotechnics Laboratory

Our Geotechnics Laboratory – or Soils Lab – has equipment for analysing fine- and coarse-grained soils.

Geotechnics Lab
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SCIAMA Supercomputer

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.

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Telecommunications and Control Laboratory

Explore how to transmit radio waves, build circuit boards and analyse high-frequency signals at our Telecommunications Laboratories.

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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.

Grub's up

Sport in Portsmouth

From water sports to football and quidditch - few cities can compete with Portsmouth's sports opportunities.

Let's play

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.

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Learn a foreign language

Immerse yourself in another culture and meet new people by choosing from our 8 language programmes.

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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

Adele working in a lab
Read Adele's story

Amber Burton - BSc Mathematics with Statistics

BSc (Hons) Mathematics with Statistics

Student Story Webpages
Read Amber's story

Mimi Nwosu - BEng Civil Engineering

BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

Mimi stood in front of Portsmouth Guildhall
Read Mimi's story

Rob Milne - BSc Property Development

BSc (Hons) Property Development

Rob Milne, standing outside some property
Read Rob's story

Savannah Pascall - BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

Not for large scale publications
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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.

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.

Patrick Rennie, BSc (Hons) Applied Physics, Student

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.

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Computing Courses

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. 

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Engineering Courses

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.

Robotic equipment
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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. 

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Follow us on Twitter

Take a closer look at what's happening in the Faculty – and what we've been up to before the lockdown – by following @UoPTechnology on Twitter.

The outside windows of the Future Technology Centre
Composite of visible, microwave and X-ray data reveals the jets and radio-emitting lobes emanating from Centaurus A's central black hole
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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 2993