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About the School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems

Based primarily at the Magee campus, the School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems provides students with professionally relevant degrees to help graduates secure employment in a highly skilled Computing and Engineering sector.

All courses within the School run on a full-time and part-time basis. The School's state-of-the-art computing teaching laboratories are available 24/7.

Engineering labs are available during normal working hours but can be booked outside of class time. Research facilities include the pioneering cognitive robotics and functional brain mapping laboratories.

Graduate employability

The School has developed strong industry links in both teaching and research and seeks industrial input across all courses and research areas.  This has helped to foster excellent employability opportunities for our graduates.

Graduates have secured employment locally, nationally, and globally in companies such as Seagate Technologies; Civica, Belfast; Sita, Ireland; Citi, Belfast; Williams Formula One, Oxford, and GE Oil and Gas, Aberdeen.

Students who wish to go abroad have the opportunity to apply for international placements or to study in USA, Spain, the Canary Islands, Finland or Japan.

Student satisfaction

The School maintains a strong emphasis on pastoral care and the personal development of our students through a small group tutorial system and dedicated support for the transition to higher education alongside a tailored studies advice system.

The Overall Satisfaction result from the National Student Survey (NSS) has consistently been above 82% for the past number of years, indicative of the experience students have whilst studying our courses.

Core teaching competencies

The School has core teaching competencies at undergraduate level in the areas of Computer Science; Computer Games; Information Technologies; Computer Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.

At postgraduate level, courses are available in Professional Software Development and Data Science.

Professional Accreditation

Computing courses are accredited by the BCS (British Computer Society). The Engineering courses within this School are new. Accreditation is currently being sought, as we have our first cohort of engineering graduates from the School in 2017.

Athena Swan

The School of Computing, Engineering 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.