About us

Welcome from the Pro Vice-Chancellor

The essence of our disciplines is echoed in the overarching identity of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences; we pride ourselves in being original thinkers, with a taste for curiosity partnered with strong entrepreneurial vision.

We have a collective of expert researchers from all corners of the globe. Combined they are significant contributors to the University of Exeter's total research income, answering the big questions of today. Our research expertise includes modelling climate change, creating sustainable urban water supplies, disease modelling, new optical imaging techniques to treat brain disease, and blast-proof materials.

In addition, we play a pivotal role in four of the five key interdisciplinary research themes within the university's science strategy: climate change and sustainable futures, functional materialssystems biology and extrasolar planets, with staff actively involved in the Data Science Institute, the Living Systems Institute and the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

The nature of our disciplines is to keep evolving and developing with the times. We therefore take inspiration from research and apply it directly to our teaching, ensuring our students learn about the latest ideas in science and technology. Upon graduation, our students are accomplished and capable individuals who go on to enjoy exciting and prosperous careers in whatever they wish to pursue.

Professor Ken Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is one of the six colleges that make up the University of Exeter and can be found on both the Streatham and Penryn campuses. The college comprises seven unique subject areas: