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About the Faculty of Computing and Engineering

Computing and Engineering are growth sectors offering secure, well-paid professional job opportunities globally.

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University offers industry-led, professionally recognised courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We are here to support you on your journey to achieve your career goals.


Course content reflects the core skills and specialist advanced knowledge required for careers in computing. Some courses are more technical such as Computer Science or Computer or Software Engineering whilst others equip for a creative career in Interactive Multimedia Design or Computer Games Development. MSc Professional Software Development is designed for non-computing graduates.


The engineering sector needs more graduates from a range of traditional disciplines including Mechanical, Mechatronic, Electrical, Electronic Engineering and Engineering Management. Renewable Energy Engineering and Biomedical Engineering graduates are also in increasing demand. Our postgraduate courses are designed to support local industry needs.

Choose Ulster University for Computing and Engineering

  • Innovative teaching - a mix of theory and application with a focus on employability.
  • Teaching informed by world-class research and established industry links.
  • Professionally accredited courses.
  • Diploma of Professional Practice (DPP) award for integrated placement year on all undergraduate courses.
  • Diploma of International Studies (DIAS) award for study abroad option.
  • Opportunity to complete University's own employability focused EDGE Award.
  • Established links with industry through student placement, Industry Liaison Panels, joint research programmes, consultancy, Fusion projects and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
  • Successful spin-out companies include Heartscape, Heartsine, Intelesens, Surfspec, HidInImage, Axis Composites, Lenis air and spin-in company Si-Saf.

Pioneering Research

Engineering Research Institute (ERI) conducts advanced research in connected health; medical devices; medical algorithms; microfluidics; aerospace composites; materials characterisation; medical sensors; biomaterials; plasma processing; metal forming; nanoscience; tissue engineering; and nanofabrication/nanoparticles.

Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) conducts advanced research in knowledge engineering and data analytics, computer vision, next generation networks, pervasive and mobile computing, connected health, cognitive robotics, computational neuroscience and biologically-inspired computation

Research Excellence Framework Result Highlights (2014*) * most recent REF results


  • 90% of our research impact in Computer Science is world or internationally leading.
  • Computer Science is in the top 25% within UK universities.


  • 100% of our Engineering research impact is world or internationally leading and we are in the top UK quartile across all research topics.
  • Engineering is in the top 20 within UK universities for research power.

Find out more about opportunities in the Research Graduate School