About the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems
The School of Computing and Intelligent Systems (SCIS) has a core base at Ulster University's Magee campus, although we also have a student presence on Coleraine campus.
The School has core teaching competencies in the areas of:
- Computer Science
- Computer Games
- Information Technologies
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
- Renewable Energy Engineering
Excellent Opportunities For Graduates
The School offers industrially relevant and professionally accredited undergraduate degree courses on a full-time and part-time basis. It also offers a Masters degree in Professional Software Development.
The School's state-of-the-art teaching laboratories are available 24/7
The School has developed strong industrial collaborations and partnerships in both teaching and research which have helped to foster excellent employability opportunities for graduates. All courses have a placement year which has proven to be invaluable in helping graduates to secure employment locally, nationally, and globally.
Recent placements include:
- Seagate Technologies
- Sita, Ireland
- Citi, Belfast
- GE Oil and Gas, Aberdeen
Sponsored scholarships and prizes further demonstrate the relevancy of our courses and the quality of our students. Students who wish to study abroad in year three, are supported in their applications, with Japan as the most recent destination added in 2016.
The School maintains a strong emphasis on pastoral care and the personal development of our students through small group tutorials and a tailored studies advice system. Numerous opportunities for personal development exist and include the University's own EDGE award, Tutoring in Schools and class representation.
Academic staff conduct world-leading research within the School's Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC) and this research forms the foundation of undergraduate final year and postgraduate Masters and PhD projects. Research facilities include the pioneering cognitive robotics and functional brain mapping laboratories.
The latest REF 2014 results for Computer Science rated 90% of Ulster's output as world-leading or internationally excellent, and place it in the top 25% of UK universities in terms of research power.
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The School of Computing and Intelligent Systems is a holder of a bronze Athena Swan award.
This marks our commitment to encourage, recognise and advance the careers of women and the aspirations of our female students within science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in higher education and research while also improving the environment for all.