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There has never been a better time to study engineering and computing at UWS which is rated top in Scotland for teaching quality and student experience in these subject areas.

With pupils across Renfrewshire having to apply through UCAS by 15th January for university study in September 2018 they are in a key stage of the application process; and UWS is the ideal study destination for those interested in pursuing a career in engineering or computing.

Our School of Engineering and Computer offers a distinctive range of career-focused programmes at its Paisley Campus relating to Computing, Creative Technologies, Engineering and Physics.

Students are central to everything that UWS does and the School of Engineering and Computing's courses are top-rated in Scotland for teaching quality and student experience.

At UWS are committed to ensuring our students have a first-rate university experience. Being top in Scotland for teaching quality and student experience we are the ideal choice for any prospective students interested in a career in either engineering or computing.
Professor Ian Allison, Dean of the School of Engineering & Computing

Top in Scotland & UK

UWS is top in Scotland for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2018 in:

  • Aeronautical and Manufacturing
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • General Engineering

Also, UWS was top in Scotland for student experience in the Computer Science category in the Times Good University Guide 2017;

And finally, UWS was top in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017 in:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Physics

Strong heritage - focused on the future

UWS is one of the leading players in computing and IT, professionally recognised engineering degrees and cutting-edge physics programmes with practical applications.

With over 100 years' experience in training engineers, UWS offers vocationally-relevant courses. The University’s Engineering courses are designed to take into account and anticipate industry needs; their delivery is supported by excellent on-campus facilities; and its programmes are strongly aligned to industry, professional bodies and other institutions.

Computing courses at UWS are developed in line with industry needs, teaching tomorrow’s technologies today – giving students a platform to launch or progress their career in this fast-changing industry. The University offers 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.

Professor Ian Allison added, “Our courses are developed in partnership with industry, ensuring graduates are equipped for success when they enter the workplace.”

Anyone wanting more information on the University’s career focused engineering and computing (Bachelor and Masters) options should visit our Study pages for undergraduate degree options or postgraduate degree options.