The Cardiff School of Engineering is recognised as one of the best Engineering schools in the UK in terms of its facilities, research and teaching. The School has some 80 academic staff engaged in teaching and research, approximately 1,200 undergraduate students, and over 260 postgraduate students.
The School's is one of the leading research centres for engineering in the UK and has an international reputation for the quality and significance of its research activities. The School is organised into world-class research Institutes covering some of the most challenging research themes of today, such as sustainability, energy and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and sensors, medical engineering, and digital signal processing and communications. Within these Institutes there are some 50 research staff and over 100 postgraduate research students from the UK and around the world engaged in a wide range of research projects.
In the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) the School was rated among the top ten combined engineering schools in the UK.