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21/09/2021

Magee Students Developing the Next Generation of Computing and Engineering Technology

Computing & Engineering Insight Evening @ Magee Come and talk with us and see our facilities on Wednesday 7 th November 2018 between 18:30 to 20:00 at our “Computing & Engineering Insight Evening”. The School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems (SCEIS) on the Magee campus of Ulster University is a place of discovery with teaching and research that offers students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate course in their favourite STEM subject; Computer Science, Information Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Electronics and Embedded Systems, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The development of technology to support this sector helps to drive the economic growth of the North-West (NW) region and none more so than in the area of Engineering Manufacture. The Centre for Engineering and Renewable Energy (CERE) provides Engineering courses that are attuned to the local industry in the NW region. The ever increasing number of students attending Magee to complete these courses are working directly with local industry and helping to boost productivity as well as forging a path for others to come behind. Recently this year, a team of three students were successful in securing scholarships and joined our new PhD research programmes in the area of Additive Manufacture (3D Printing) as part of the wider North West Centre for Advanced Manufacture (NWCAM).  In 2018, one of the students, Richard Ward, won the Best Poster award at the Annual PhD Festival at Magee, demonstrating  the the quality of the students and their research.   Magee Students Developing the Next Generation of Computing and Engineering Technology  

Degree Success at Magee

Richard Ward, Anna Harley and Ryan Harkin completed their undergraduate degree at Magee in the fields of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering.  Each of the team graduated with a first class honours and have all come through to this stage with different entry routes from accredited prior learning as a mature student (Richard Ward – NWRC) to secondary education (Anna Harley – St Cecilia’s) to grammar education (Ryan Harkin - St Columb’s College).  This rich mix of experience and knowledge is an important part of the student experience of studying on the Magee Campus, where students from all learning backgrounds are facilitated and supported to be the best they can be.   Anna Harley   PhD Student Anna Harley says: “My PhD at Ulster University with NW CAM feeds my passion for research and allows me to achieve something significant, to discover and learn something new and to improve myself on a professional and personal capacity.”

What do you do on an Engineering Degree at Magee?

During their study the students experience all aspects of engineering from the science of how things work to the manufacture of their own heat engine. The teaching methods employed are project based and provide the students with the opportunity to practically learn. In 2018, our students voted in the National Student Survey and our Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course reported over 95% student satisfaction.   As an example, Ryan Harkin’s journey through the course can be viewed on the Ulster University YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFCt6d6TfMQ  

Think Local – go Global

The lecturing team at Ulster work closely with local firms such as NuPrint, DuPont, E&I, Seagate, Terex, Flemming Agri and many others to ensure your programme of study leaves you industry ready. A large part of the course is the early placement organised by UU that places engineering students with employers to develop their real world skills and provides a vital piece of experience for the CV of the graduating Engineer. Local graduate from the programme Hayley McCready says: “the skills and experience I got from my course at Magee have made me the engineer I always wanted to be. I now work from a worldwide quarry machinery supplier and I have a future of fantastic possibilities.”

Opportunity for you

With the many pathways to University, Magee Computing and Engineering courses offer you the chance to make a difference both locally and worldwide, as a skilled and highly employable graduate. Come along on the 7th of November and see how we can help you change your future.

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