Develop knowledge in specialised tech areas

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.

Why choose us?

    We are first in the UK for NSS 2019 (Complete University Guide 2020).

    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.

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

    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

    What we're researching

    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.    

    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


    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.
    • Career Assessment, giving you the opportunity to learn about yourself and Career Coach will help you to discover career suggestions based on your interests.
    • 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 staff

    Find out more about our staff by visiting the school of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE).

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    Our location

    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.

    Career Coach

    Use our online Career Coach shows you the different career paths that your chosen subject area can lead you to.

    Get information on specific careers, job roles, potential wages and available jobs in the sector.

    Or take a quick quiz to find a career to match your personality type!

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    Undergraduate courses

    Applied Computing (Top-up)

    Develop skills in security-related technologies, networks and their management with this Applied Computing course.

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    BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing

    BSc (Hons) Cloud Computing addresses the key areas of systems administration, network security and cloud computing. Both areas are in high demand in the tech industry.

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    BSc (Hons) Computer Science

    You'll learn the main areas of the discipline, including software engineering, Artificial Intelligence, information security and data analytics, as well as computer systems, databases and networks.

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    Computer Science (Web and Mobile Technologies)

    This course will develop your skills and teach you how to use emerging technologies in mobile and web development/programming.

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    BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Education and Qualified Teacher Status

    This is a highly practical course which combines a thorough understanding of Computer Science with a carefully supervised programme of education theory and practice - involving regular stints in schools.

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    BSc (Hons) Computing for Business (with Foundation Year)

    Our Computing for Business course teaches you how to apply emerging technology in a business environment. It covers core computing skills and specialised modules focusing on business intelligence - database systems, project management, analysis and design.

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    BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Networks*

    The course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber attacks and potential risks.

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    BSc (Hons) Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

    The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence combines two key areas of computing: data science and artificial intelligence.

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    Postgraduate courses

    MSc Artificial Intelligence

    Studying the MSc Artificial Intelligence programme at the University of East London will provide graduates with a solid foundation for entering careers across a broad range of specialism in machine learning, computing and IT careers.

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    MSc Big Data Technologies

    This programme is ideal if you want to pursue a career as a Big Data scientist or expert, deriving valuable insights and business-relevant knowledge from massive amounts of data.

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    MSc Blockchain and Financial Technologies

    The course will equip you with the computation, mathematical, business and financial views of Blockchain and financial technologies. After successfully completing the course you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as application of Blockchain and Financial technologies.

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    MSc Cloud Computing

    This course aims to equip you with the computation, mathematical, and business views of cloud computing. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theoretical as well as applied side of cloud computing upon completing this course.

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    MSc Computer Science

    This course develops your knowledge and skills within the cutting-edge areas of Computer Science. Providing you with advanced theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to emerging technologies.

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    MSc Computing

    This course helps you to further develop your knowledge and skills within the cutting-edge areas of computing and information communication technology.

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    Prof Doc Data Science

    The Professional Doctorate in Data Science (D.DataSc) is aimed at professionals who wish to enhance and/or validate data-centric, evidence-based approaches within their chosen career through a combination of taught modules and doctoral research.

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    MSc Data Science

    This course gives you the opportunity to look at data across a wide range of subjects and sources, including finance, crime, the environment, housing, education, demographics and social media.

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    Prof Doc Information Security

    This programme aims to develop research-based practice amongst professionals currently working within the Information Security area.

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    MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics

    This MSc in Information Security and Digital Forensics addresses system vulnerabilities and explores preventative measures, repair and detection. You will experience high exposure with industry, and external specialist lecturers deliver their knowledge through lectures and seminars.

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