Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology
Why study Computing at Sunderland:
- Strong links with Sunderland Software City initiative
- We have signed partnerships with Sony Playstation,CISCO and Sunderland Software City. We also engage with Microsoft, Accenture, IBM, Sage British Airways and Dynamo North East.
- Our three year degree courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. They are also accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.
- BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics is accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences and provides an assurance of quality to forensic practitioners and employers.
- Best in the North East for Satisfaction with Course – Guardian University Guide 2015
Why study Engineering at Sunderland:
- Best in the North East – Guardian University Guide 2016
- 5th in Guardian League Table 2016 for Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
- Strong links with Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, Thyssen Krupp Automotive, Tallent
- Opportunity to join the Formula Student Team
- The BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering, BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially fulfilling the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. Accreditation is an assurance that our courses meet the standards set by the Engineering Council. This is the highest level attainable for any undergraduate course. As well as increased employment potential, graduates from an accredited course are typically able to fast track the process of achieving CEng status.
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 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, facilities 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. We are also a member of the Playstation® Academic Development Programme, which grants us the licence to Sony games console devkit hardware and software.
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.