Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

The Faculty has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and an ambitious desire to be recognised as one of the most exciting places to study in the world.

The Faculty is home to 4 schools providing specialist and interdisciplinary teaching, research and knowledge transfer across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in purpose-built facilities in Oxford. 

Because over a quarter of our students are from other countries, we have strong international links and friendships with individuals and institutions all across the world. International aspiration marks everything we engage in.

About the faculty

"We have built a learning community underpinned by an understanding that innovation comes from our students being able to take risks in a supportive environment. We encourage experimentation, playful trial and error, and academic curiosity. The results of this approach are there to be seen in the student satisfaction statistics, research rankings and graduate destinations. We work closely with our graduates' future employers and marketplaces, and understand that there is a world out there with an appetite for new and exciting creative ideas welded to sound business acumen. We are committed to delivering an outstanding transformative educational experience that prepares our graduates to be future fit, successful in their careers, and lead lives of consequence."

Professor Joe Tah, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Faculty

Professor Joe Tah, Dean of Faculty

Athena SWAN

As a University, we currently hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment (TDE) has also achieved a Bronze Award. The Athena SWAN Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia. The Charter was launched in June 2005. Any higher education institution or publicly-funded STEMM-focused research institute which is committed to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in STEMM in higher education and research can apply for membership.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award