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  • Award-winning school 

    Lecturers in the School of ACE's Architecture and Design Practice were part of the team that won the Turner Prize 2015 - the UK's premier visual arts award. They are among the many students and academics who have won prestigious prizes in recent years.

  • Strong industry Links

    ACE has strong links with world leading organisations and international businesses. We work with respected names like Atkins, Careys, SRK Consulting, Thames Water, Vinci, Waterman and WSP, plus the London Boroughs of Newham and Waltham Forest, on real-life projects..

  • Cutting edge research

    ACE has developed and encouraged a strong culture of research collaboration between our architecture, computing, engineering and geo-information centres, with other UEL Schools and international partners.  Sharing research leads to excellent results and greater success..

About our School

    The School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE) is an award-winning School with dedicated industrial links and key strengths in vocational education. The School has a track record in producing highly employable graduates by applying design methodologies and advanced technologies to real-life scenarios in architecture, computing and engineering.

    Our courses are accredited by the leading professional bodies in the architecture, computing and engineering fields – such as ARB/RIBA, BCS, ICE, IET, IStrutE, CIHT, IHE and CIoB. They are delivered by an experienced teach team with a view to adding key competences to the required theory. They will give you the confidence to rigorously analyse real-life problems within your chosen sector and to be able to design suitable solutions through the creative and innovative use of the most relevant technologies.

    Our commitment to our research community ensures we are at the leading edge of developments in architecture, computing and engineering. Excellence in research feeds directly into our teaching practice. You will benefit from highly committed staff, many of whom are leading figures in their fields.

    About our School

    Professor Hassan Abdalla PhD FRSA

    ACE Dean Hassan AbdallaIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE) at the University of East London. We are striving to boost our international reputation as a centre of excellence for student experience and employability through delivering education and conducting research that shapes lives and society.

    The School provides a dynamic and stimulating environment in which to study inspiring and creative subject areas such as architecture, product design, computing and engineering. ACE aims to be the leading provider of employable graduates in the country through introducing the latest pedagogical concepts, novel learning and teaching methods, and practice-based research of relevance to the local and regional cultural community. Our programmes are designed to encourage and nurture innovation and independent thinking, working towards graduating students who are skilled and respected professionals within their chosen field. At the heart of our curriculum is an ideas-led approach to creative risk, exploration, questioning, entrepreneurship and collaboration in pursuit of the most innovative and creative work.

    We educate our graduates to tackle the future, to continue their own development autonomously and to develop the skills for which their prospective employers are progressively recognising a need. We have developed a distinctive provision that equips graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to foster the generation of original concepts that will contribute to wealth creation in London and the UK. Our curriculum encourages students to integrate the culture and values of their society in many aspects of their work.

    I very much welcome you as you join our thriving community and wish you a very enjoyable and successful career.

    Professor Hassan Abdalla PhD FRSA
    Dean of the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

    Welcome from our Dean

    We have dedicated laboratory facilities for engineering, computing and architecture housed in new, purpose-built labs at our Docklands Campus. These provide an ideal environment for students to test theories and master practical skills. Our facilities include:

    • fully compliant professional qualifications laboratory
    • civil engineering laboratory
    • computer studios to explore theoretical and virtual models of architecture
    • network teaching laboratory
    • specialist surveying laboratories
    • architecture and visual arts centre - a purpose-built, creative space
    • microprocessors laboratory
    • power laboratory

    About our facilities

    Architecture, computing and engineering are competitive industries, and there are plenty of opportunities to enter professional and artistic competitions. To the department’s credit, ACE students and staff regularly win national and international prizes in varied fields. Awards include the 2015 Turner Prize - the UK's most prestigious visual arts award. This was won by a Stratford-based architecture and design practice that included two UEL architecture lecturers. Three UEL architecture graduates were also on the project team that won the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize - the UK's biggest architecture accolade. In recent years, UEL students have also won the RIBA President's Medal and been shortlisted for the Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur award.

    Our awards

    International recognition

    Our ACE programmes are accredited by the leading professional bodies in the architecture, computing and engineering fields – such as ARB/RIBA, BCS, ICE, IET, IStrutE, CIHT, IHE and CIoB. These internationally recognised accreditations have a beneficial impact on your career as they are acknowledged worldwide and are respected by employers and colleagues.

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