Cranfield University established in 1946 as College of Aeronautics. In 1969, the College of Aeronautics became the Cranfield Institute of Technology incorporated by Royal Charter with full degree-awarding powers and new departments were set up to cover the work in the new subject areas, such as the Cranfield School of Management.
An academic partnership with the Defence College of Management and Technology at Shrivenham in Wiltshire in the 2008 Financial Times rankings, clients rated Cranfield’s School of Management as the UK’s Number One Business School for customised executive development.
Campus of Cranfield University –
It has two campuses, one in Bedfordshire (Cranfield) and one in Wiltshire (Shrivenham).
- Cranfield campusin Bedfordshire is home to our School of Applied Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Management and Cranfield Health. Students will find a general store, a post office, a bank and a petrol station all on the campus.
- Shrivenham Campus (Wiltshire) is home to the Cranfield Defence and Security (Formerly known as the Defence College of Management and Technology). The village is six miles from the town of Swindon, which has shopping, sport and leisure facilities, and 22 miles from Oxford.
Why Choose Cranfield University?
Cranfield is one of a kind – they stand for quality and specialist expertise and aim to be flexible and contemporary, with a real-world, industry focus. Educating students is an important part of their role, but thay also develop products, conduct world-class research and provide consultancy and short courses for business through their five schools – Health, Applied Sciences, Engineering, Defence and Security and Management.
- They are different - Cranfield is wholly postgraduate, specialising in science, technology and management. In this regard, they are unique in the UK.
- Their industrial partners - Their business is driven by industry needs and they work with some of the most recognised names in the business – Airbus, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls-Royce, Shell and BP to name but a few.
- Top for student : staff ratios - The 2008 Times Higher World University Rankings identifies Cranfield as top in the UK for staff to student ratio (taking 11th place in the world).
- Courses to make their students employable - 93% of Cranfield students are engaged in relevant work or research within six months of graduation..
- Their students are diverse - 3,800 students from over 100 countries study either full- or part-time, or in parallel with their career. They have 14,500 continuing professional development delegates and 43% of our students study part-time.
Facilities at Cranfield University –
- IT Services
- Learning Resource Centre
- Lecture Rooms
- sport and leisure facilities
- Computer Centre
- E-learning Centre
Schools at Cranfield University –
- School of Applied Sciences
- Cranfield Defence and Security
- School of Engineering
- Cranfield Health
- Cranfield School of Management