Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering encompasses all of our work in mathematics, physics and astrophysics, electrical and electronic engineering, mobile communication, microelectronic, renewable and sustainable energy technologies, and advanced materials.

  • Flexible undergraduate courses in Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering with BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) and integrated Masters MMath, MPhys and MEng programmes and Foundation Year entry for Engineering/Physics.
  • Programmes awarded professional recognition by the Institute of Physics (IOP), the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), and have had accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for 30 years, which is part of the Engineering Council (EC).
  • Sectorial Engineering Employer Advisory Board including Akzo Nobel, Caterpillar, BAE Systems, British Engines, Mott MacDonald, Nissan and Parsons Brinckerhoff.
  • Strong internationalisation with students from a wide range of countries, including China, India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
  • Benefiting from a £6.7m investment in STEM facilities (HEFCE teaching capital award 2014-2016).
  • Awarded £1.2m by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for the “Think Physics” project addressing progression into Higher Education by underrepresented groups, particularly females.
  • A top-35 research department with 79% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA15). This places us in the top quartile for world-leading publications among UK universities in General Engineering. 
  • Excellent research in Mathematics and Statistics with 62% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA10).
  • Materials and Photovoltaics research funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Partner in the Research Councils UK SUPERGEN Energy Programme for Sustainable Power Generation and Supply.
  • Astrophysics research is part of the Science & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC) solar observatory contribution to the US National Science Foundation Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope alongside Andor Technologies, Armagh Observatory and the Universities of Glasgow, QUB, Sheffield, St Andrews, UCL and Warwick.
  • Part of the EPSRC MAGIC network, a consortium of 20 UK universities, offering research students the opportunity to take part in keynote lectures and events uncovering the fascinating world of mathematics.
  • Supporter of the London Mathematical Society (LMS) Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers by embedding equal opportunities for women within their working practices.
  • Supporter of the Institute of Physics Project Juno addressing the under-representation of women in university physics and to encourage better practice for both women and men.

Think Physics

Think Physics is a collaborative project led by Northumbria University using physics to inspire young people, particularly women, into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.