In October 1995 the new fourth year of the M Eng course will run
for the first time. Students will spend half their time working
on major projects, many in collaboration with industry, as well
as being taught modules on advanced topics. However, this will stretch
the Department's facilities to the limit. The completion of the
extension to the Baker building will provide welcome space for the
speech and vision research group, led by Professor Steve Young,
the first holder of the Professorship of Information Engineering.
Headed by Professor Mike Gregory, Manufacturing Engineering is
also flourishing, with successful taught courses and several new
research programmes. We have now launched an initiative to build
a Manufacturing Institute on the West Cambridge site, housing students
taking the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos and the Advanced Course
in Design, Manufacture and Management, as well as those doing research
in Manufacturing. Closely linked with industry, these activities
will be enhanced by the plan to create laboratories for joint industry/University
projects on the site.
Last year's CUEA conference on Engineering Design for Wealth
Creation was judged a great success. This year's, on 22 September,
is on Petroleum Engineering. It will be chaired by SirJohn
Cullen, and the keynote address is to be given by Sir Richard Morris.
We hope to include further details with this issue of enginuity.