The University is sorry to announce the death of Jacques Grosjean who died on 7 March.
Mr Grosjean, who was born in Paris in 1924, joined the University in 1961 when it was then the Bristol College of Science & Technology as head of the Applied Mechanics Group within the Department of Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering.
In collaboration with Professor Jim Coveney, who headed Modern Languages, Mr Grosjean set up the Engineering with French degree course in response to the number of French engineers working at Filton on Concorde.
The course was successful, with one of the early students becoming a senior vice-president at Airbus, and was soon followed by a similar arrangement with German.
Mr Grosjean retired from the University in the late 1980s
The funeral was held last week at Mendip Cremtorium near Wells.