The School of Science and Technology offers a range of degrees and other qualifications in the areas of computing, engineering, environmental and geographical sciences, and leather technology. It is a world leading specialist for the study of leather science, wastes management and resource efficiency, lift engineering and non destructive testing, geomorphology, and the conservation of biodiversity. The school is recognised as an 'Unreal Academia', an official training site for the Unreal Engine for computer games development.
The school's strong relationships with industry partners, public sector organisations and research bodies ensures that course material is relevant to, and keeps apace with, the needs of society, providing students with placement opportunities overseas and within the UK, enhancing the employability of our graduates. All students study and learn within a supportive, research active environment known for teaching excellence, and have the opportunity to undertake field trips and placements in the UK and abroad. All courses have internships and paid work placements to enhance the student learning experience, for example to HND and BEng engineering students through the Northants Engineering Training Partnership.
Students have access to a wide range of facilities to support their studies including 24 hour IT facilities, dedicated computing laboratories, specialist chemical and physical testing laboratories, and Europe's only university run pilot scale tannery. The school also houses NVision, an immersive three dimensional modelling and visualisation centre.
Students within the school have opportunities for enhancing their studies with extracurricular activities. For example, the Department of Engineering has entered a team 'FSNRacing' into the highly competitive Formula Student competition organised by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Our students are designing and building their own formula style car which will be tested and raced at Silverstone. Their car will be subject to rigorous tests as well as business plan scrutiny by a panel of experts. To find out more about the team, visit their Facebook page.