School of Engineering and Computing


UWS Depute Principal recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List

UWS Depute Principal Professor Paul Martin has been recognised for his services to healthcare and education in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2017, with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) award.


UWS Working in the Computing and Creative Technologies conference 2016

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 9:20 AM - Wednesday, 16 March 2016 4:40 PM

The UWS Working in the Computing and Creative Technologies Conference is a one-day event on Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 running from 0920-1640 at the UWS Paisley campus. WICCT 2016 is aimed at Computing and Creative Technology students, graduates and companies. The conference url is: https://uwscreativetechnologies

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    We are one of the leading players in computing and IT, with extensive expertise in research and development and collaborative working relationships with multinational companies such as IBM. 

    If you want to influence the future of the modern world our engineering programmes are a great step to building a strong career. With over 100 years’ of experience in training engineers, we offer vocationally-relevant, professionally recognised courses. 

    You’ll put your skills to the test in our industry-standard facilities and have opportunities for practical training and placement at home or abroad to give you a practical insight into industry, while enhancing your career prospects.

    We have been delivering applied engineering courses for over 100 years and the School offers a diverse range of career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses, which benefit from the School’s strong industrial links. Indeed, the latest HESA statistics indicate that 91% of Engineering and Computing graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating. 2016 has also been excellent for National Student Survey (NSS) results which show that:

    • Our Aircraft Engineering course was top in the UK for Overall Satisfaction (100%) and Teaching (97.5%). Also top in the Scottish sector for Assessment and Feedback (79.6%), Organisation and Management (83.3%) and Personal Development (90.0%);
    • Our Chemical Engineering course was top in the UK for Teaching (96.1%), Assessment and Feedback (89.5%) and Academic Support (98.2%). Also top in the Scottish sector for every category – Overall Satisfaction (94.7%), Organisation and Management (91.2%), Learning Resources (93.0%) and Personal Development (87.7%); and
    • Our Civil Engineering course was top in the Scottish sector for Organisation and Management (94.3%). Also in the top two for Overall Satisfaction (98.4%), Teaching (91.4%), Assessment and Feedback (86.9%) and Academic Support (91.1%), and top three for Personal Development (90.6%).




  • Computing Scholarships 2016-17

    Tuition Fee Scholarships

    Two of our Masters courses have a limited number of Scottish Funding Council (SFC) tuition fee scholarships for entry in September 2016 meaning that they are tuition fee free. To be eligible, you must meet the same residency conditions that SAAS use. For further information check out the SAAS eligibility criteria webpage. The two MSc courses are:

    The MSc Smart Networks also carries the SFC scholarship for eligible students wishing to start their studies in January 2017.Data_Lab_Black Logo

    In addition, we are delighted to announce that our Advanced Computing Masters framework has been awarded 12 fully-funded tuition fee scholarships by The Data Lab* for the MSc Big Data stream for September 2016 entry. This means that for Scottish/EU students aiming to study for the MSc Big Data it will be tuition fee free.

    To be considered for The Data Lab scholarship, applicants should indicate their intention to select the MSc Big Data stream within their Personal Statement during the application process. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to applicants who are normally eligible for SAAS funding.
    *The Data Lab enables new collaborations between industry, public sector and universities driven by common interests in the exploitation of data science. It is one of the eight innovation centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council through the Innovation Centres programme and provides resources and funding to kick-start projects, deliver skills and training, and help to develop the local ecosystem by building a cohesive data science community.

  • The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

    The School has been recognised in The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 for the quality of its teaching quality and for overall student experience in Scotland as follows:

    • Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Computer Science – highest score in Scotland for Student Experience
    • Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering - highest score in Scotland for Teaching Quality
    • Mechanical Engineering – second highest score in Scotland for Teaching Quality


  • Engineering and Computing Office

    University of the West of Scotland
    PA1 2BE
    Tel: 0141 848 3330
    Fax: 0141 848 3404

  • Research Degrees 2016-17

    In addition to the taught postgraduate courses offered, we offer a wide range of research opportunities for suitably qualified applicants and which are aligned to the Schools’ research areas of expertise. Opportunities exist to undertake research projects for the awards of:

    • Master of Research (MRes)
    • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Research areas:

    Scholarships, Bursaries and Payment Incentives*

    For 2016-17 we are offering a wide range of scholarships and early payment incentives for Research students:

    • Our International Research Excellence Scholarship which is available to all full fee paying, non-EU students, reduces the annual research fees by £3500.
    • Our Early Payment Incentive (Tuition Fees) offers a 10% discount for all self-funding, full fee paying, non-EU students who have paid their tuition fees in full prior to, or on enrolment, providing this is within one week of formal classes commencing.
    • Our International Accommodation Bursary is also available to self-funding non-EU students on a full-time programme, who are eligible to apply for a 10% accommodation bursary which will be deducted from upfront payment of the cost of accommodation in the University's self-catering residences or flats.

    Contact us for more information.

     * the provision and level of scholarships, bursaries and incentives are reviewed annually

  • UWS Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Looking to undertake an advanced but applied research degree; check out our Professional Doctorate degree: 

    Professional Doctorate (DProf.)

    Professional doctorates are an alternative to the traditional PhD research degree and combine taught elements with applied research to a particular professional domain.

    For more information contact our DProf. course enquiries team: