School of Engineering and Computing


Student wins structural design award

Third year UWS Civil Engineering student Christopher Boyce has been awarded the Institution of Structural Engineers’ ‘The Most Deserving Student in Structural Design’ award for 2015/16.


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 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 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:

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    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.