Research Excellence Framework 2014 Results


10% Boost for Computer Science Research at Ulster, 90% of Ulster's Computer Science research environment is rated world-leading or internationally excellent

Engineering Research at Ulster is in the top 20 within the UK and the leading materials research institute in Northern Ireland, 100% of our research impact is world or internationally leading

Introduction & Welcome

Welcome to the Faculty of Computing and Engineering at Ulster University. The Faculty has a presence across Northern Ireland, with Schools on the Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee campuses of the University. The information provided here is for those interested in finding out about the work of the Faculty and the opportunities it offers. Those visiting are likely to include potential students, looking for a suitable course, potential collaborators, wishing to find partners for research projects, and those from industry, seeking help with specific technical problems. We invite you to study the information presented and contact us to discuss your interests.

News Stories
Ulster University and DCU take global step forward in battle against cardiovascular disease
Ulster University and Dublin City University (DCU) are pioneering the development of new technology as part of a €5 million research project that aims to significantly increase survival rates of patients with cardiovascular disease ­ the world’s leading cause of death and disability.

Ulster University researchers revolutionise dementia care with video-based technology
Ulster University researchers revolutionise dementia care with video-based technology

Distinguished engineer to drive Ulster University composites research capability
One of the UK’s most influential and respected engineers has been appointed by Ulster University to further enhance the institution’s global research capability in the highly competitive area of composites and aerospace materials.

University brings pupils engineering dreams to life
University brings pupils engineering dreams to life

University Showcases Engineering Talent
The University of Ulster has teamed up with some of the most successful and high-growth companies in Northern Ireland to showcase the skills of local engineering students and boost career prospects.

Local children discover the world of science and engineering
Future engineers: Local school children discovered the wonders of science and engineering at the University of Ulster. The university has organised series of educational events as part of Engineers Week Ireland, which aim to encourage primary school children to explore the world of science and engineering, and promote the diverse range of study and career paths available. The university has organised series of educational events as part of Engineers Week Ireland, which aim to encourage primary school children to explore the world of science and engineering, and promote the diverse range of study and career paths available.

Distinguished Research Fellowship for Leading Plasma Scientist
Plasma scientist Dr Davide Mariotti has been awarded a Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster

Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship for Microplasma Researcher
Microplasma expert Professor Paul Maguire has been awarded a Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship by the University of Ulster.

University of Ulster Computing Initiative Makes Young People Happy
Over 150 young people from the Coleraine area will have the opportunity to develop their computing and IT skills through a new University of Ulster initiative launched yesterday.

University of Ulster Spinout Company Weaves With 21st Century Twist
A University of Ulster spin out company Axis Composites is giving weaving a 21st century twist to create advanced composite materials which will revolutionise the global composites industry.

Ulster Backs Leading Biotech StartUp SiSaf
The University of Ulster has increased its investment in SiSaf Ltd., one of Northern Ireland’s most innovative start-up bio-tech companies.

Global Clouds with Silver Linings
The quality and relevance of the internationally-leading research taking place at the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus has been recognised today by the US-based Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)- the world's largest professional organisation advancing technology for humanity. Ulster has been selected to join a team of 21 internationally renowned institutions and companies as founding members of the IEEE InterCloud Testbed Project.

Helping Hand for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers
DigitEase, a bespoke data glove with sensitive movement sensors which use advanced software developed by the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus has carried off the top prize in the inaugural TMED Health challenge.

Archive of previous news and events

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University of Ulster first year engineering students were praised by a local industry expert during a competition final held on the Jordanstown campus
Praise for Faculty students
Recent Developments MSc Professional Software Development*NEW

An intensive one-year master's conversion course aimed at highly-motivated graduates with a good honours degree in any discipline other than computing.


Recent Conferences chaired by Faculty academics
16th Irish Machine Vision and Image Processing Conference
27th-29th August 2014
Photochemistry Early Career Researchers Meeting
15th-16th May 2013
SheMet'13 - International Conference on Sheet Metal
25th-27th March 2013
29th International Manufacturing Conference
29th-30th August 2012

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NIBEC - The Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre has been engaged in a varied range of research activities. Click for full details