Faculty of Design and Technology

The Faculty of Design and Technology comprises four Schools: Gray's School of Art, the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, the School of Engineering and the School of Computing Science and Digital Media

Professor John Watson

The Faculty brings together creative, design, computing and engineering disciplines and enabling technologies. We have strong industry links; our programmes are industry-relevant and fulfil the training and education needs of professionals in these sectors evidenced by our excellent graduate employment record, professional body accreditations and industrial placement schemes.

As of September 2013, all Schools within the Faculty will be located on the new campus at Garthdee combining a first-class learning experience with all of the student support, social and recreational facilities expected of a leading University.

We have a research base recognised as internationally excellent or world leading and we constantly strive to build on our strong industrial/practice links to develop innovative technologies and leading-edge knowledge that is commercially relevant and impacts industry, professional practice and society and informs course content as appropriate.

Our continuing education courses with flexible delivery options allow personal and professional development across the range of our provision from art and creative design, computing and digital media through to engineering and commercial practice. From the challenges of enhancing oil recovery and managing assets, supply chain and project management, renewable technologies and sustainability, to the growth in creative and cultural industries and digital media - we may just have the opportunity you have been looking for! 

Professor John Watson
Dean of the Faculty of Design and Technology

  1. Faculty of Design & Technology Placement Office

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    Contact details for our Student Placement Office.

  2. Faculty of Design & Technology Staff pages

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    Contact details and more information on the Faculty staff.

  3. Institute for Innovation, Design & Sustainability

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    The IDEAS Research Institute is a research centre for Engineering, Environmental Science, Computing, Architecture & Built Environment and Art & Design.

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  1. 13, September, 2014 Orientation Events for New International Students September 2014

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    A Meet and Greet Service for new students is available at Aberdeen Airport.

“RGU’s new MSc ’Commercial Practice for the Energy Sectors’ by distance learning will enable international and UK students the opportunity to develop commercial management skills which are highly valued by prospective employers in the international Energy sector.”

Luca Corradi Commercial Practice for the Energy Sectors MSc Partner - Accenture Energy

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  1. 12, September, 2014 Gray’s graduates focus on helping up and coming artists

    A group of graduates from Gray’s School of Art have launched a campaign to help up and coming artists in Scotland.  

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781