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Dr Fayyaz Rehman
BEng (Hons), PgC, PgD, MSc, PhD, CEng, FHEA, FIED

Associate Professor

Department of Science and Engineering

Fayyaz Rehman, Associate Professor


Fayyaz is an Associate Professor (Engineering Design) in Solent's Department of Science and Engineering.

He graduated in mechanical engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan) in 1995. He has over five years’ industrial experience of working as a mechanical/structural designer and design manager, both in the UK and overseas.

Fayyaz has over 15 years’ experience of teaching and research in the fields of engineering design and manufacture, both in UK and in overseas. In 2000, he obtained his MSc in Computer Aided Engineering Design from the University of Strathclyde and PhD in Engineering Design from the same university in 2005. He worked as project Coordinator on a European Commission funded project entitled 'Strengthening Asian Higher Education in Advanced Design and Manufacture' worth over 1 million Euros at the University of Strathclyde.

He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Engineer from the Engineering Council and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers. He is also vice chair and committee member of the Consortium of UK Manufacturing Engineering Heads (COMEH), a UK-based body responsible for promoting manufacturing engineering education and research, as well as organising the International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR) conference series annually.

Fayyaz is also a regional member of interviewing panel for CEng/IEng applications of the Engineering Council, and for membership applications for the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). He is the external examiner for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of different UK higher education institutions, as well as a PhD external examiner. He is also a reviewer of various international conferences and peer reviewed journal papers in the fields of engineering design and manufacture.

Further information

Fayyaz has over five years' industrial experience working as a design engineer in Doosan Babcock, UK, and as an assistant manager in Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC), Pakistan.

His work experience in industry included:

  • Development of standardised modular designs and design calculations of overhead pedestrian steel bridges
  • Designing and analysis of supporting steel structures (gangways, walkways, stairs, etc) for various process (cement, sugar and power) plants’ customers.
  • Designing and installation of various large material handling systems (belt conveyers, screw conveyors and bucket elevators) used in process plants.

Taught courses

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