In recent years, Governments of advanced nations across the world have placed a particular emphasis on improving the quality of education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This reflects the critical importance of STEM disciplines for modern society. They empower our citizens in so many important ways. Science and Mathematics provide answers to the fundamental questions of nature and enable us to understand the world around us. Expertise in STEM disciplines is necessary to drive our economic ambitions, support innovation and provide the foundations for future prosperity. Knowledge-based economies are particularly dependent on the quality and quantity of STEM graduates.
Davis College is well placed with regard to STEM. We have an excellent Science department offering Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Agricultural Science to Honours level.
At higher level Maths in 2017 Davis College H1 grades were 11% versus the national average of 6%. In Physics Davis College had 15% H1 versus 11% nationally and in Engineering Davis College had an amazing 21% against a national average of 5%.