About the School of Science and Engineering

The School of Science and Engineering was established in 2005, following the merger of Reykjavik University and The Technical University of Iceland. The School is one of the largest university in Iceland, with about 1200 students in various lines of study.

The school offers undergraduate programmes in financial engineering, engineering management, biomedical engineering, mechatronics, software engineering, applied civil engineering, applied electrical engineering, and applied mechanical and energy engineering.

At the MSc level the school offers programmes in civil engineering, financial engineering, engineering management, biomedical engineering and mechanical and electrical engineering. The school also offers programs within Iceland School of Energy ISE, in collaboration with Reykjavik Energy and Iceland GeoSurvey (ISOR).

Within the school there are six active research centres, and the School has collaborative agreements with several overseas universities for research and/or student and faculty exchange. The school emphasises excellent teaching and research and strong ties to industry and institutions working in the relevant fields.

The main emphasis of the School of Science and Engineering (SSE) graduate programme is:

  • Modern engineering studies focusing on applications to industry and translational research
  • A strong emphasis is placed on the challenges of the 21st century through a strong foundation in classical techniques and methods of engineering  
  • International study environment 
  • Multidisciplinary programmes 
  • Varied research based on close cooperation between industry and academia

International research in the SSE

The School of Science and Engineering places a strong emphasises on having active research and development within its walls. Most faculty members are actively engaged in scientific work and the published output from faculty has increased rapidly in the last few years.

The research topics in which SSE faculty engage are varied and are in many ways a reflection of the broad range of studies offered in the school that provides a full range undergraduate and graduate level programmes in all of the major engineering disciplines and related sciences. The activity is based in smaller and larger research groups and centres that are connected to one or more of the schools focus areas. The School also has close connections to research in other institutions such as the Innovation centre Iceland, Landspitali-University hospital and the Icelandic Blood bank.

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