About us

The School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) prepares students for successful careers at the forefront of new and exciting global technology.

Our students enjoy using the most cutting-edge technology available.

Established history

ECS was formed in 2009 in response to a growing need for fully-qualified graduates in a range of disciplines. We bring together the best from a well-established group of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics academic staff.

Flexible study options

Although ECS sits within the Faculty of Engineering, we also offer studies in Computer Science towards a Bachelor of Science. This allows flexibility for students who do not wish to commit to the four-year professional BE (Hons) programme.

Exceptional staff

Our experienced, international staff have wide networks in research and in industry, and expertise in lecturing and in leading laboratory sessions. They are passionate about supporting students to follow their natural curiosity into new areas of study and research.

Cutting-edge facilities

ECS houses state-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, situated in both the Alan MacDiarmid and Cotton Buildings on Kelburn campus. These facilities enable our students to develop the practical skills that are an important part of their studies. Casual areas provide places for students to study and exchange ideas.

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