The University of Chichester’s cutting edge Engineering & Digital Technology Park, opening Summer 2018, puts a little STEAM behind STEM. By bringing together science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics courses on one state-of-the-art site, we aim to produce graduates that have the enterprise skills, creativity and technical knowledge to enter the graduate workforce.
Our existing departments of Engineering & Design and Creative & Digital Technologies will be based in the Technology Park from September 2018 alongside courses in Computing, Data Science, Cyber Security and Mathematics.
Our new facilities are designed to offer hands-on experiences in partnership with local industry. This, coupled with our problem-based approach and a focus on applied research, develops graduates who are able to move and flex across the engineering, technology and creative areas, equipping them to address the challenges that real businesses face.
The Engineering & Digital Technology Park will deliver 500 new science, technology, engineering and mathematics undergraduate and postgraduate student places per year by 2020.
Our courses are designed in partnership with industry to develop the STEM specialists of the future, including women. At Chichester, we are activity seeking to increase the number of females working in Engineering, Product Design, Creative and Digital Technologies, IT, Data Science, Maths and other related fields.
We champion women in these disciplines and recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science to chartered electrical engineer Benita Mehra. Benita herself is a supporter of female and BAME scientists and is President and Trustee of the Women’s Engineering Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.