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Practical experience to meet the sector's challenges

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

About the School of Engineering & Computing

With over 100 years' experience in training engineers, we offer vocationally-relevant courses.

Our Engineering courses are designed to take into account and anticipate industry needs; their delivery is supported by excellent on-campus facilities; and our programmes are strongly aligned to industry, professional bodies and other institutions.

Our Computing courses are developed in line with industry needs and we teach tomorrow’s technologies today – giving you a platform to launch or progress your career in this fast-changing industry. We offer access to high-quality computing and state-of-the-art software systems as well as tried and tested in-demand technologies such as Oracle, CIW, Adobe, CISCO, SAP and Microsoft.

A number of the School of Engineering and Computing's courses have been top-rated in Scotland for Teaching Quality and Student Experience (The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017).


of Engineering & Computing graduates in work or further study 6 months after graduating


overall student satisfaction amongst postgraduate Engineering & Computing students

Don't take our word for it

The programme was broad which allowed me to choose an area of specialisation, so I decided to select software development. Another benefit was that the University had a tie-in with Microsoft which allowed me to access free development environments.

Chris Burns, MSc Information Technology graduate, working as a Graduate Software Developer with Aggreko


The School is recognised internationally for its work across many areas of computing, engineering and physics. These include energy technologies, enabling technologies, nanotechnology, advanced concrete technology, heritage masonry, experimental nuclear physics, thin films and micro-scale sensors.


UWS researchers have shown that it's possible to grow new bone by nano-kicking stem cells 1,000 times per second using high frequency vibrations – a new technique which could lead to new therapies for orthopaedic conditions such as spinal traumas, osteoporosis and stress fractures.

Spearheading 5G developments

Remote surgery, driver-less cars and smooth mobile HD streaming could all become a reality thanks to pioneering research taking place by UWS researchers in Computing, Jose Alcaraz-Calero and Qi Wang. They are technical leads on the SELFNET project, spearheading the implementation of Europe's 5G mobile network in a €6.8million project. Development of a ‘self-healing’ mobile network will deliver dramatic improvements to quality of user experience, reliability and security – unlocking a wealth of new possibilities. 


As part of our internationalisation activities, School of Engineering & Computing students spent time at partner institution, University of South China (USC) in Hengyang, Hunan Province, China, on a two-week field course in summer 2016. Students had an invaluable opportunity to take part in Chinese lessons and cultural shows, visited construction projects and software companies, and got involved in a range of recreational activities with USC students. Our long-standing partnership work in China also includes collaboration on programme delivery with Changchun Institute of Technology.

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