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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 the Institute for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI), the Global Systems Institute (GSI), the Living Systems Institute (LSI) and the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI).

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 Zhongdong Wang, 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:

Key College facts

Number of students

(Based on a census of registered students on 1 December 2017)

Undergraduate students 2,671
Postgraduate taught students 278
Postgraduate research students 364
Total 3,313

Home and international student numbers

(Based on a census of registered students on 1 December 2017)

Home/EU students 2,792
International students 521

Number of staff (headcount)

(Based on employed staff on 31 July 2018)

Teaching only 36
Teaching and research 202
Research only 237
Total 476