Northern Ireland (NI) has one of the youngest populations in Europe with a whopping 55% of the population under 40. Many companies choose to invest in NI because of our young skilled workforce, alongside key motivators including; strong partnerships between academia and business, innovation and growth, and competitive set-up costs. Attracting inward investment contributes greatly to Northern Ireland's status as a fast growing knowledge-based economy. This results in huge demand for STEM graduates locally. Globally, the need for STEM graduates also seems set to continue for the foreseeable future.
To ensure that NI stays in pole position, Ulster University offers a vast range of computing and engineering courses at the Jordanstown and Magee campuses, which reflect the needs of industry.
Careers within the computing sector require different skills, thus, there is something for everyone. This is reflected in our courses. Technical courses include Computer Engineering and Computer Science, whilst other courses like Information Technologies bridge the gap between technical expertise and business needs. For those interested in a creative career consider Interactive Multimedia Design or Computing Games Development.
NI continues to be the leading foreign investment region in Europe for Software Development and IT support. Job roles for IT graduates are in areas such as mobile- and tele-communications, cyber security, software development, data analytics, information management, network infrastructure, cloud computing and digital media. The burgeoning creative industries, pharmaceuticals, healthcare technologies and business & financial services also provide great opportunities for computing graduates.
The Engineering sector is so diverse that it needs a constant flow of graduates from traditional disciplines including: mechanical; electrical and electronic; mechatronic; advanced manufacturing; technology and modern disciplines including: clean technology; renewable energy; biomedical engineering and engineering science-bridging the gap between science and engineering. We offer courses in all of these areas - and in recent years have expanded our provision at Magee.
Within Engineering, NI has key sector strengths which have enjoyed sustained growth and inward investment recently such as transport, defence, advanced manufacture, renewables and clean technologies, material science and material handling. Engineering is not only part of our heritage – it is also part of our future.
There has never been a better time to study and work in the computing and engineering sectors. Both are expanding industries. Both offer a huge range of local and global opportunities. Ulster's Faculty of Computing and Engineering is perfectly placed to meet the rising demand for qualified professionals with accredited, industry linked, career-focused courses. Our graduates are work-ready professionals, with the technical know-how and the business acumen needed to contribute, compete and succeed in today's local and global economy.
You can study computing and engineering courses across our campuses, full and part-time. Simply access our online prospectus to shape your future.Find Courses