"We are delighted that the Ford motor Company maintain their involvement with the School, which has continued over many years, and we would like to congratulate the Company on celebrating 100 years of operations and success in the UK." said Professor Alastair Wood, Dean of the School of Engineering, Design & Technology.
Historically and currently Bradford’s School of Engineering, Design & Technology has enjoyed extensive collaboration with Ford, some of which is listed below:-
The Ford MSc Programme in Engineering Quality Improvement has graduated over 100 Ford Engineers since 1994.
FORD industrial placements for our Mechanical & Automotive Engineering undergraduate students over a 20 year period, and Ford input to MSc projects.
Ford sponsorship in collaborative research projects including PhD research in engine mapping and calibration, emissions optimization, condition monitoring, regenerative braking, engineering polymers and elastomers, also support for research laboratories including the recently opened Hybrid Powertrain and Engineering Research Centre.
Professor John Smith, Purchasing Director at FORD, was appointed to the post of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in 1995 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree by the University in July 2011
Professor Andrew Day, former Dean of the School, was appointed as Ford Professor of Quality Engineering in 1995
Ford has been represented on the School’s Industrial Advisory Board for over 20 years; the current Chair is Paul Philpot, former Director of Ford Power Products.
We hope that Ford “Blue Oval” Scholars will continue our long association with Ford.
EDT has been awarding Benjamin Jowett Memorial Scholarships (£500) to Students on our Mechanical & Automotive Engineering and Automotive Design Technology courses since 1999.