Imperial college london
 
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Year of Establishment - 1907 By Royal Charter

  1. USPs of the University
    • Imperial College is reputed for its reputation in Science and Technology 
    • Healthy student to faculty ratio
    • Ranked 20th in the  QS Graduate Employability rankings
  2. Jobs and Placements
    • Survey-based on the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) reveals that most postgraduates and research scholars were employed.
  3. Infrastructural Facilities
    •  Its main campus is situated in South Kensington and there are four more major buildings in addition to others. It has many restaurants and cafes. 
  4. Residence
    • Accommodation Options
      • Halls on the Silwood Park Campus (not based in London): single and double occupancy rooms, weekly rent lies between 100 to 150 Pounds
      • GradPad- studios for postgraduate students. Rent ranges from £264 to £466
      • Private housing- variable.
  5. Notable Alumni
    • Bruce Hellman, Tony Hollingsworth, Ning Chen. 
    • Location - South Kensington (main campus)
    • Recreational sites - Sport centres, cafes and restaurants within the campus

1. Imperial College Business School

The college seeks to drive global business and social transformation through a perfect amalgamation of technology, business, and an entrepreneurial bent of mind. Its postgraduate courses combine innovative thinking and new-age technology to address real-world issues and improve society and benefit businesses. 
 
Research Centers/Facilities

  • Brevan Howard Centre for Financial Analysis
  • Centre for Climate Finance & Investment
  • Centre for Financial Technology
  • Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation
  • Centre for Management Buy-Out Research
  • Centre for Responsible Leadership

Areas of Expertise

  • Analytics & Operations
  • Economics & Public Policy
  • Finance
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Strategy & Organisational Behaviour

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc Finance

Full-Time, 1 Year

£35,900 (Approx INR 34.66 lakhs)

MSc Finance & Accounting

Full-Time, 1 Year

£35,900 (Approx INR 34.66 lakhs)

MSc Financial Technology

Full-Time, 1 Year

£35,900 (Approx INR 34.66 lakhs)

MSc Investment & Wealth Management

Full-Time, 1 Year

£35,900 (Approx INR 34.66 lakhs)

MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£35,900 (Approx INR 34.66 lakhs)

MSc International Management

Full-Time, 1 Year

£31,700 (Approx INR 30.5 lakhs)

MSc Management

Full-Time, 1 Year

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.4 lakhs)

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business

Full-Time, 1 Year

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)

MSc Strategic Marketing

Full-Time, 1 Year

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)

MSc Business Analytics

  Full-Time, 21-22 Months  

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)

MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

Full-Time, 1 Year

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)

  MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management  

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)  

MSc International Health Management

Full-Time, 1 Year

£29,500 (Approx INR 28.47 lakhs)

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time, 1 Year

£53,500  (Approx INR 51.63 lakhs)

Faculty of Engineering 

1. Department of Bioengineering

The department leads the bioengineering agenda at the national and international levels. 

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research/Facilities

  • Tissue / Cell Culture lab
  • Histology lab
  • Genomics lab

Research Accomplishments

  • MRes in Medical Device Design and Entrepreneurship created by Professor Jimmy Moore.
  • Understanding how mechanical forces impact biological function at the cellular, molecular, organ, tissue, and organism levels.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Orthopedic
  • Biomechanics and Mechanobiology
  • Biomedical Sensing, Diagnostics, and Imaging
  • Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering 
  • Medical Devices

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

Biomedical Engineering

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  

  MSc Human and Biological Robotics  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)


2. Department of Aeronautics

One of the best aeronautics departments of UK, it is known for its low-speed wind tunnels

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Full-motion flight simulator
  • Microthruster Lab
  • Wind Tunnels

Industry Collaborations

  • EPSRC
  • EU

Areas of Expertise 

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures
  • Computational Methods and Mathematical Modelling 
     

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

Advanced Aeronautical Engineering

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £ 32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  

Composites: the Science, Technology, and Engineering Application of Advanced Composites

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management, and Fluid-Structure Interaction

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)


3. Department of Chemical Engineering

One of the best institutions for chemical engineering by QS Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Rated highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Surveys. 

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Barrer Centre 
  • Digital Rocks Lab
  • Centre for Plastic Electronics

Departmental Accomplishments

  • President’s Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence in Research Supervision
  • President's Award for Excellence in External Collaboration and Partnerships

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomedical engineering and industrial biotechnology
  • Materials
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering 
  • Multiphase Transport Processes

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Biotechnology

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  

MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Process Systems Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

  MSc Advanced Chemical Engineering with Structured Product Engineering  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)


4. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Not only is the department excelling in academics, it is also known for its commitment to diversity, equality, and culture. 

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Environmental lab
  • Hydrodynamics lab
  • Geotechnics lab 

Departmental Accomplishments

  • Awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in August 2018. Working towards attaining its Silver Award. 
  • Established  Athena SWAN Charter to help advance the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) 

Research Accomplishments 

  • Engineered activated carbons for enhanced pesticide removal in water treatment

Areas of Expertise

  • Structures
  • Systems
  • Transport

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc Advanced Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Concrete Structures

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Earthquake Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc General Structures

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Environmental Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

  MSc Engineering Fluid Mechanics for the Offshore, Coastal and Built Environments  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  

MSc Soil Mechanics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Transport Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)


5. Department of Computing

The department is renowned for its teaching qualities. It was ranked 2nd in the UK in the complete university guide and 12th in the world in the global QS rankings. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Commerzbank
  • Arm
  • Amazon 

Research Accomplishments 

  • Autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
  • Cognition and human modeling

Areas of Expertise

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

Artificial Intelligence

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Advanced Computing

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing (Management and Finance)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing (Visual Computing and Robotics)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing (Security and Reliability)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing (Software Engineering)

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)

Computing Science

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)  

MSc Artificial Intelligence Regulations

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)


6. Dyson School of Design Engineering

It is the 10th, the newest engineering department at Imperial College London.

Research Accomplishments

  • 3D Tune-In - 3D-games for TUNing and lEarnINg about hearing aids
  • PLUGGY - Pluggable Social Platform for Heritage Awareness and Participation

Areas of Expertise

  • Behaviour, Experience, and Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Audio Experience
  • Embodied Intelligence
  • Energy Technologies
  • Robot Intelligence
  • Systems and Algorithms

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

Design Engineering (MEng)

Full-Time, 4 Year

NA

  MA(RCA)/MSc Innovation Design Engineering (IDE)  

  Full-Time, 21 Months  

NA

Global Innovation Design (MA/MSc)

Full-Time, 2 Year

NA


7. Department of Earth Science and Engineering

One of the leading centres to combine the study of Earth Science (geoscience) and Engineering.

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Environmental Geochemistry Lab
  • Palaeomagnetic laboratory 
  • Multi-scale imaging laboratory 

Faculty Size 

  • Consists of almost 50 academic staff, 70 research and support staff, and 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Natural History Museum 
  • Science Museum 

Research Accomplishments 

  • 46% of the Department’s research (in a joint submission with Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics) was said to be ‘World Leading’.
  • 89% was rated ‘Internationally Significant’.

Areas of Expertise

  • Earth & Planets
  • Petroleum Geoscience & Engineering

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

Petroleum Geoscience MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 37,250.00 (Approx INR 35.96 lakhs)

Petroleum Engineering MSc

Full-Time, 1 Year

  £ 37,250.00 (Approx INR 35.96 lakhs)  

Metals and Energy Finance MSc

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

£ 37,250.00 (Approx INR 35.96 lakhs)

  Applied Computational Science & Engineering MSc  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 33,250.00 (Approx INR 32.09 lakhs)


8. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Centre for Bio-Inspired Technology
  • Energy Futures Lab

Faculty Size and Accomplishments

  • Highly cited publications of the department
  • Commercially adopted results and innovations

Research Accomplishments 

  • Ultra low-power analogue and mixed-signal circuit and system design for a number of high-performance and/or resource-constrained devices, particularly for biomedical applications.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Circuits and Systems
  • Intelligent systems and networks

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

  Analogue and Digital Integrated Circuit Design  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Communications and Signal Processing

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  

MSc Control Systems

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)

MSc Future Power Networks

Full-Time, 1 Year

£32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)


9. Department of Materials

Leads the studies in Materials Science and Engineering research in energy, environmental protection, transport, electronics and healthcare. 

Names of Labs

  • The Thin Film Technology Lab

Departmental Accomplishments

  • Recipient of an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2010 for their work to promote gender equality.

Research Accomplishments 

  • Innovations in
  • Novel electronic devices: thin-film structures and devices for applications in areas such as optoelectronics, thermoelectric, photonics, sensors,  microwave dielectrics.
  • Energy: including solar power and nuclear energy in close collaborations, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Areas of Expertise

  • Biomaterials and Tissues Engineering
  • Functional Materials

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

  MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £31,250.00 (Approx INR 30.17 lakhs)  

MSc Biomedical Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£31,250.00 (Approx INR 30.17 lakhs)


10. Department of Materials

Leads the studies in Materials Science and Engineering research in energy, environmental protection, transport, electronics, and healthcare. 

Names of Labs

  • The Thin Film Technology Lab

Departmental Accomplishments

  • Recipient of an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2010 for their work to promote gender equality.

Research Accomplishments 

  • Innovations in
  • Novel Electronic Devices - thin-film structures and devices for applications in areas such as optoelectrics, thermoelectric, photonics, sensors,  microwave dielectrics.
  • Energy -  including solar power and nuclear energy in close collaborations, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Areas of Expertise 

  • Biomaterials and Tissues Engineering
  • Functional Materials

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

  MSc in Advanced Materials Science and Engineering  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £31,250.00 (Approx INR 30.17 lakhs)  

MSc Biomedical Engineering

Full-Time, 1 Year

£31,250.00 (Approx INR 30.17 lakhs)


11. Department of Mechanical Engineering

Offers a wide range of courses focussing not only on academic but also on experimental learning. 

Departmental Accomplishments

  • Consistently working towards providing more representation to women in mechanical engineering. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Rolls Royce

Research Accomplishments 

  • Modelling of aero-engine  unsteady flows and associated phenomena such as rotating stall and surge 
  • The influence of nonlinear interfaces on the vibration of structural assemblies 

Areas of Expertise 

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Medical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

  Advanced Mechanical Engineering (AME) MSc  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £32,500 per year (Approx INR 31.38 lakhs)  


Faculty of Natural Sciences

13. Department of Life Sciences

The department takes part in modern life science activities and also houses the largest life science group in Europe. Its research programmes are vibrant and are internationally recognized. 

 Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Centre for Structural Biology
  • The Glycobiology Training, Research and Infrastructure Centre

Industry Collaborations 

  • Wellcome Trust
  • The Royal Society

Research Accomplishments 

  • MRC Centre for Molecular Bacteriology and Infection- a cross-faculty initiative with multidisciplinary approaches and cutting edge techniques for studying bacterial infections at atomic, cellular, and organism levels.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anaesthesia, sleep, and pain
  • Bacterial pathogenesis

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology

52 Weeks

£ 30,000.00 (Approx INR 28.96 lakhs)

MSc in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 30,000.00 (Approx INR 28.96 lakhs)

MRes in Biosystematics

Full-Time, 1 Year

24,250.00

Masters (MSc or MRes) in Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution (CMEE)

-

NA

MSc in Ecological Applications

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

Masters in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation (MSc and MRes)

20 Weeks of Taught Schedule Plus a Research Project

NA

MRes in Ecosystem and Environmental Change

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MRes in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MRes in Plant Chemical Biology: Multidisciplinary Research for Next Generation Agri-Sciences

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MRes in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MRes in Tropical Forest Ecology

Full-Time, 4 Month Teaching With Research Project

NA

MRes in Structural Molecular Biology

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology

Full-Time, 1 Year

NA

MSc Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Evolution

-

NA


14. Department of Mathematics

Internationally renowned department with excellent substantial computing power, library facilities, central IT advisory service, and an outstanding level of teaching and research.

Names of Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Centre for Complexity Science
  • CFM - Imperial Institute of Quantitative Finance
  • Centre for Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Faculty Accomplishments

  • Consists of faculty members who have been the recipient of Whitaker Prize of the Biomedical Engineering Society (1995), Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Awards (2012-2017),
  • Richard von Mises Prize (2006) and many more. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Airbus Group Innovations
  • Capital Fund Management (CFM)
  • Citigroup

Research Accomplishments 

  • Discovered that light could exist in a previously unknown form
  • Found the nanomaterial that makes harvesting sunlight easier

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc in Applied Mathematics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,000.00 (Approx INR 27.03 lakhs)

  MSc in Mathematics and Finance  

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £ 33,500.00 (Approx INR 32.33 lakhs)  

MSc in Pure Mathematics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,000.00 (Approx INR 27.03 lakhs)

MSc in Statistics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,000.00 (Approx INR 27.03 lakhs)


15. Department of Physics

Built-in 1906, The Royal College of Science consisted of the Chemistry  & Physics Departments.

Labs/ Institutes of Research

  • Centre for Clinical Application of Particles
  • The Centre for Cold Matter
  • Center for Plastic Electronics
  • Institute of Shock Physics

Faculty Size and Accomplishments 

  • Patrick Blackett was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1948 for "his development of the Wolson cloud-chamber and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation". In 1953 he took over the Physics Department. 

Industry Collaborations

  • Organized Industry Club for a better relationships between the department and companies. 
  • John Adams Institute
  • Institute of Cancer Research

Research accomplishments 

  • New techniques and devices to control, interact with, and study the basic physics of cold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates and more. 
  • Spotted erupting jets of material as black hole tears a star apart.

Masters Courses Offered By The Department

Course

Duration

Tuition Fees Per Year

MSc Physics with Extended Research

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 20,900.00 (Approx INR 20.18 lakhs)

MSc Physics with Shock Physics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

  MSc Security and Resilience: Science and Technology  

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

MSc Optics and Photonics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

MSc Physics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

MSc Physics with Nanophotonics

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

MSc Physics with Quantum Dynamics

  Full-Time, 1 Year  

  £ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)  

MSc Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)

Security and Resilience: Science and Technology

Full-Time, 1 Year

£ 28,500.00 (Approx INR 27.51 lakhs)


Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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