Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology
Why study Computing at Sunderland:
- Excellent work placements
- Strong links with Sunderland Software City initiative
- We have signed partnerships with Sony Playstation, Microsoft and CISCO. We also work with IBM, Yahoo, Nissan, Sage and British Airways.
Why study Engineering at Sunderland:
- Strong links with Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Thyssen Krupp Automotive, Tallent
- Cutting-edge research in the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice (AMAP)
- Opportunity to join the Formula Student Team
The department is located within a modern, award-winning, purpose-built campus by the river Wear with state-of-the-art facilities. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and many of our undergraduate courses offer an optional industrial placement. Our staff have research expertise in a wide-range of areas and are involved in a number of projects. We are a leading partner in the Sunderland Software City initiative, which aims to grow the software industry in our city and region, giving our students the chance to become the new wave of software entrepreneurs. Our Software Hatchery provides office space, facilties and mentoring to enterprising graduates and entrepreneurs with innovative software business ideas. We promote networking with potential funders, developers and partners.
The University is a member of DreamSpark this provides cost free access for students to Microsoft software and more.
The Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology are able to offer Student Achievement Rewards (StAR) to high calibre engineering students looking to enrol onto one of our programmes. Our engineering students also have the opportunity to join the Formula Student Team (FS). As a member of the FS Team you will help to design, build, test and race a small capacity single-seat racing car against other universities not only from the UK but from across the world in the high profile Formula Student contest. The FS Team has received support from many industry leading organisations including Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, who gave us use of their test track and have provided car parts and engine development.
Within the department we also have AMAP which is the Institute for Automotive and Manufacturing Advanced Practice. Their expertise covers a broad range of industrial applications and digital engineering technologies and they provide a range of valuable services to manufacturers.