How engineering and technology are central to modern life and sustainable development



Electronic engineers play a vital role in shaping our world. They design, build, and test a wide range of electronic systems and technologies, from consumer electronics to complex medical equipment and high-tech defense systems. Their work contributes to many aspects of modern life, from improving healthcare and communication to advancing renewable energy solutions and autonomous technologies. Electronic engineers are problem solvers and critical thinkers who work tirelessly to make the world a better place through the power of technology."

Dr Chiew-Foong Kwong
Associate Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Architectural Environment Engineering aims to create digital, smart and resilient built environment towards sustainability. Architectural Environment Engineers create a perfect balance between environmental responsibility and human’s wellbeing. We innovate new designs, new equipment, and new algorithms to improve energy usage efficiency of built environment, reduce environmental impact of buildings and cities, but still satisfy people’s comfort and health. ”

Dr Zhiang Zhang
Assistant Professor in in Building Services Engineering/Building Physics Architectural Environment Engineering course director




Civil engineering has played a vital role in improving health and quality of life, as it is related to every aspect of human life, including the design, construction, and maintenance of essential infrastructure, such as buildings, roads, bridges, water and energy systems, seaports and airports, and infrastructure to support a cleaner environment and sustainable communities. As the first engineers in the world, civil engineers have been at the forefront of technological advancements that serve the common good of the public. They are responsible for laying the groundwork for our modern society, providing fundamental infrastructure that is essential for its functioning.”

Dr Weizhuo Shi
Assistant Professor in Structural Engineering

Mechanical engineers improve the world and create better lives by taking a product from an idea to the marketplace. Mechanical engineering plays a key role in a wide range of industries including automotive, aerospace, biotechnology, computers, electronics, microelectromechanical systems, energy conversion, robotics and automation, and manufacturing, which enables humans to explore the unknown universe and attain sustainable development.”

Dr Guang Li

Assistant Professor in Product Design & Manufacture



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Electrical engineering is the invisible foundation of modern society. When we use domestic appliances, when we drive our electric car or travel by plane, when the industry manufactures everything that we use, there is electrical power being transformed and utilized. The electrical engineers worldwide work towards upgrading the electrical systems to guarantee a sustainable future and ensuring that the infrastructure will support human development."

Professor Giampaolo Buticchi Professor in Electrical Engineering (Power Electronics, Machines and Drives)
Associate Dean for Research & Knowledge Exchange

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and arguably the most important engineering disciplines for human society and involves designing, building, and maintaining various structures and infrastructure. In my opinion, this subject has a wide range of specializations and areas of expertise, making it versatile for students to discover their interests. My ambition in this field is to improve the industry’s sustainability though the development of more eco-friendly materials.”

Khant Swe Hein

Year 4 Civil Engineering student

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Chemical engineering is the processing of materials on a commercial scale to make useful and valuable products in a safe, sustainable and economical manner.”

Professor Philip Hall
Professor in Environmental Engineering

Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

I believe engineering is the pinnacle of human intelligence and experience. Engineering comes from our daily life and it is closely related to its application in the real world. For example, when the Zhaozhou Bridge was built 1418 years ago, the theoretical development of geometry was imperfect, but Chinese engineers used their experience and made it happen. I believe as an engineer, I would like to contribute to bottleneck problems and the advancement of technologies in the world.”

Yixuan Song
Year 4 Chemical Engineering student




Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and one of the most diverse and versatile engineering fields. Mechanical engineering is the study of objects and systems in motion. As such, the field of mechanical engineering touches virtually every aspect of modern life. Mechanical engineers work on air and water pollution, seawater desalination, engine efficiency, alternative fuels, biodegradables, carbon neutralisation, energy technologies and more to combat climate change and work toward a greener future. Why is Mechanical Engineering so important to the world? Without mechanical engineering, we would not have things like engines, elevators, air conditioning, fridges or robots. While we might not realize it, we most likely use something that has been mechanically engineered every day."

Professor Xiaogang Yang
Head of Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

More electric aircraft (MEA) technology has become a potential research area in the aerospace engineering. Replacing traditional systems in aircraft with smarter, more digitalized and more electrified technologies will not only make aircraft safe and efficient, but also reduce pollutants and noise. UNNC and UNUK have been leading MEA technologies and providing a platform for collaboration between universities and industries. As a student in the Aerospace Engineering programme, I can access cutting-edge knowledge and technologies in the field and I am determined to continue my study in the green aerospace engineering.”

Zhiyin Xu
Year 4 Aerospace Engineering student




Environmental engineers are equipped to provide sustainable engineering solutions to the historic and emerging human/natural impacts on the local and global environment such as the challenges in energy, water availability and waste management."

Dr Mengxia Xu
Associate Professor in Energy and Environmental Engineering