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  • 1st

    1st in the UK for NSS 2019 (Complete University Guide 2020).

  • cutting-edge research

    Our academic team are involved in major European research projects, including the crucial fields of Software Security and Artificial Intelligence. Your education is in expert hands.
  • great career move

    You’ll have the chance of a year’s work placement at home or abroad - and we’ll help you to find work experience if you don’t choose this option.

About us

Computing is not just about programming or designing websites but about understanding the impact of information technology on individuals, organisations and the wider society.

Developing this understanding along with a sound grasp of technical solutions underpins all aspects of our teaching.

We lie at the heart of cutting-edge research and offer a number of highly focused courses that mirror both the research expertise and industrial experience of our teaching team.

Our courses provide the opportunity to develop knowledge in specialised areas such as business information systems, Internet technologies, software engineering and communications systems security.

In a rapidly changing technological landscape, mastery of such skills will ensure you’ll be in demand when it comes to the world of work.

We’ll help kick-start your career through our excellent local, national and international links with employers and specialists, and you’ll benefit from specialist laboratories to help teach qualifications that have been designed and configured with the very latest equipment and software.

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My experiences on a five-month placement on the Business Mentorship Scheme gave me a deeper understanding of the importance of initiating contacts with potential employers and business partners.
Kwadwo Mackay Anim-Appiah , BSc (Hons) Information Security Systems with Business Finance, graduate
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Our facilities

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

To find out more and experience our facilities first-hand, visit us at an Open Day.

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Our research work is renowned in the UK and across the world, and we have developed partnerships so we can transfer our knowledge to a range of industrial, commercial, policy-making and government departments.

As a result, our work has a major impact on IT products and services. We’re also improving public awareness of the social, political and financial impact of information and communication technologies.
Here’s a quick overview of some of our research:

The Secure Software Engineering Research Group covers software protection, cybersecurity, digital forensics, risk management, and distributed systems.

The Enterprise Computing Research Group covers cloud computing, data centres, energy efficiency, and systems modelling.

The Intelligent Systems Research group covers the main areas of artificial intelligence: speech, image, and video processing; big data analytics, deep learning, augmented reality, and recommender systems.    


Graduates with computing degrees are highly sought after in the job market. You'll have a broad set of practical skills that are applicable to a huge amount of roles and industries; from software design and engineering, through to information security and data analysis.

We offer broad-based degrees such as BSc Computer Science and MSc Computer Science, as well as courses targeted to more specific fields, including Computing for Business and Data Science. Whatever you study, you will have a reputable qualification, plenty of practical experience and access to the superb industry links that UEL has built up over decades.

Our dedicated Centre for Student Success works closely with employers to provide up-to-date information about the skills and experience they’re looking for. They will support you during your studies and after you graduate.

At UEL, you’ll have access to:

  • Employability skills training such as interview techniques and CV writing.
  • Gradscore, a groundbreaking electronic tool that allows you to complete a mock application and find out if you’d be shortlisted for interview. It has been created exclusively for UEL with help from leading employers and employability experts.
  • UEL Skills Academy, where external professionals deliver sessions on the competencies most prized by graduate employers.
  • Internships, placements and volunteering opportunities from our work placements team.
  • Professional mentoring scheme, matching students with staff from major companies.
  • Networking opportunities and annual careers fair.
  • Support with setting up your own business.

Our location in one of Europe’s largest regeneration areas and our extensive links to local employers will also give you access to fantastic internships and placements. From heavy industry to high-tech, health and social care to the arts, there are so many opportunities right on our doorstep.

Our online Career Coach shows you the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to. It gives you information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector. You can also take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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