Placements widely available

Placement opportunities across many courses in the School providing pre-graduation work experience.


Cross-School collaborations and opportunities providing students with broader experience and skills.

Live projects in the community

Students work on real life briefs to gain practical experience with positive impact.

Who we are

The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering at the University of East London is well connected throughout the capital and beyond. Our extensive network offers you plenty of opportunities to develop skills and explore the industry - whatever your interests. 
Our strong focus on sustainability and community means you will have plenty of chances to gain practical experience and make a positive impact to people’s lives. Recently our students collaborated with Morgan Sindall to design a shed for a community garden aimed at combating loneliness. 
By the time you graduate, you will not only leave with a degree but also with career-relevant experience and skills gained through our unique Mental Wealth modules. 

    • The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering produces employment ready graduates. 
    • Our strong links with various related industries ensure we connect you to your future.
    • We are passionate about giving you a globally recognised education. For example, we have excellent study abroad options in China.
    • Learn from award winning academics; our staff have worked alongside The Royal Society of Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Olympic Delivery Authority. 
    • Our academics have won many awards including the UK's most prestigious visual arts award - the 2015 Turner Prize.
    • Our unique teaching practice involves applying design methodologies and advanced technologies to real - life scenarios in architecture, arts, computing and engineering.

    Your future career is at the heart of our courses, we ensure our students graduate ready for employment through a wealth of placement opportunities. Some of our graduates have also gone on to secure full-time employment from placements.

    Some of our links include:

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    VMWare logo
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    Cisco Networking Academy logo
    CompTIA logo
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    Explore our subject areas

    Computer Science and Digital Technologies

    Develop knowledge in areas such as business information systems, Internet technologies, software engineering and communications systems security.

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    Construction Transport and Logistics

    We give you the fundamentals to pursue a wide range of careers, covering everything from land surveying and mapping to logistics and site planning.

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    Art and Creative Design

    UEL's Art and Creative Design courses are growing in reputation. We cover a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees.

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    Dean of School: Dr David Tann

    School Office

    • Dean of School  - David Tann
    • Interim Director of Education and Experience:  Gaurav Malik
    • Director of Careers and Enterprise: Suzanne Dixon
    • Director of Impact and Innovation:  Julie Wall
    • School Business Manager (Acting) - Habiba Jahan
    • Departmental Officer - Aybeniz Panahian-Jand
    • International Student Support Officer - Patricia Lyn Co


    Department of Architecture and Visual Arts

    Head of Department – Carl Callaghan

    Art and Design


    Subject area lead Visual Arts:  Dan Duran


    Course leaders:

    •  BA (Hons) Commercial Photography  - Adam Wiseman
    • MA Fine Art - Alexis Harding
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design - Andrew Osman
    • BA (Hons) Illustration  - Dan Duran
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration - Dan Duran
    • BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation - Dan Duran
    • BA (Hons) Photography -  Antigoni Memou
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art - Emma McGuire
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art Technology -  Rob Pyecroft
    • Professional Doctorate Fine Art - Karen Raney
    • Foundation Art and Design - Samuel Zealey

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    Subject area lead Architecture and Physical Design:  Alex Scott-Whitby


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    Department of Computer Science and Digital Technologies

    Head of Department - Aaron Kans

    Undergraduate Lead - Mike Kretsis


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    Department of Engineering and Construction

    Head of Department - Fawad Inam




    Subject area lead Engineering:  Arya Assadi Langroudi


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    Construction Transport and Logistics 


    Subject area lead Construction:  Sohrab Donyavi


    Course leaders:

    • FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management -  Sohrab Donyavi
    • BSc (Hons)/MSc Construction Management - Sohrab Donyavi
    • BSc (Hons) Surveying & Mapping Sciences - Richard Latham
    • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management - Andrew Arewa


    Academic staff:


    Technical Staff

    • Garry Doherty -  Technical Services Manager
    • Daryl Brown -  Technical Associate
    • Chris Donovan -  Technician
    • Saeed Javid  - Technical Associate
    • Craig Madden -  Technician
    • Masum Zain Miah -  Technician
    • David Morgan  - Technical Assistant
    • Paul Nichols  - Technician
    • Mark Sowden  - Technical Associate
    • Gaynor Zealey  - Technician
    • Christopher Ok'Onkwo  - School IT Technician


    The University of East London prepares you for the jobs of the future. We ensure you have access to industry-standard facilities throughout the School and embrace digital working and new technologies. We have a range of laboratories and workspaces containing sophisticated equipment that you’ll be using from day one.

    Some of the equipment you can expect to find at the University includes:

    • Mechatronics Laboratory
    • Communications Laboratory
    • Materials Testing Laboratory
    • Microanalytical Laboratory
    • Large Structures Laboratory
    • Geotechnical Laboratory
    • 3D printers capable of printing buildings
    • Robotics technology
    • Hydraulics lab
    • Printmaking studios
    • Bronze casting
    • Laser cutting
    • CAD studios


    The School has developed and encouraged a strong culture of research collaboration between our architecture, computing, engineering and geo-information centres, with other East London schools and international partners. Sharing research leads to excellent results and greater success.
    For more information on our research interests and groups, and research degrees, visit the Research page.

    Hear from our graduates

    Studying architecture at UEL was really enjoyable, helping me to develop the necessary skills to become an architect. The hands-on approach that UEL gave me provided key knowledge in the field of architecture that's unique compared to anywhere else.

    Kent Gin

    Architecture, BSc (Hons), winner of 2014 RIBA/SOM Foundation Travel Fellowship