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.
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
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
Remote surgery, driverless cars and smooth mobile HD streaming could all become a reality thanks to pioneering research taking place at UWS.
UWS computing researchers Jose Alcaraz-Calero and Qi Wang are the technical leads on the SELFNET project, which is developing a ‘self-healing’ mobile network. The new network is 1,000 times faster than 4G, delivering dramatic improvements to quality of user experience, reliability and security – and unlocking a wealth of new online opportunities.
”SELFNET will allow 5G networks to make possible things that would have been considered science fiction just a few years ago.”
As part of our internationalisation activities, the 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.Information for International Students
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