School of Comp,Eng & Physical Sciences

School of Comp,Eng & Physical Sciences

Building on a heritage of over 100 years' experience of training engineers; and future-focused in developing innovative technologies that are changing the world.

Programme Recommendation

Big Data (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The MSc in Big Data addresses the growing importance of big data in business, and society at large.

Cyber Security(MSc)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

This highly-specialist programme is designed for graduates who want to gain knowledge and skills in advanced topics in data and network security to combat 21st century cyber threats. It focuses on developing your practical and hands-on skills to pursue a career in the growing market of cyber security. Taught in our purpose built laboratories, the curriculum will cover computer systems and network security, cyber attacks and defence, intrusion detection and prevention, data security, and network monitoring. These are built on a strong foundation of knowledge in computer networks, both wired and wireless, using industry standard systems. You will undertake an individual project as part of your Masters degree which allows you to carry out a substantive work based project on a topic of your interest either in the University or, where possible, in a company. The programme delivery will draw on strong links with industry in its learning, teaching and professional development incorporating real-world learning through industry case studies, guest lecturer involvement and supported industry projects.

Web and Mobile Development (BSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BSc Web and Mobile Development is professionally recognised by the British Computer Society and will equip you with the skills to design, develop and maintain secure and usable web services and mobile applications that exploit the capabilities of the internet.

Forensic Science(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The UWS Forensic Science degree course will prepare you for a career in a vital role in the UK and international criminal justice system through recent advances in analytical sciences and genetics. This degree will help to prepare you for a career as a Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO), a civilian forensic support role which assists the police / law enforcement to investigate serious crimes and obtain vital fingerprint or DNA evidence which is used to secure conviction at trial.

Project Management (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

In every business, and in every industry, effective project management is essential. Project managers plan and organise resources and people to ensure projects finish on time, within budget and meet the requirements of the business.

Information Technology (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This course is accredited by the british computer society and is designed for those who have a degree in an area other than IT or computing, who wish to develop significant, current, and businessrelevant IT knowledge and skills, which are in demand by employers.

Physics with Education(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Ayr Campus

Students undertaking the BSc Physics with Education graduate with a degree in physics and are also qualified to teach physics in secondary schools. The course will cover all of the core topics of a degree in physics alongside education modules, and will include school placements that will give students on the course the necessary first-hand experience of teaching in the classroom.

Chemistry(BSc & BSc (Hons))

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BSc Chemistry will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the subject and the practical skills required for a career in drug research, environmental analysis and forensic science.

Engineering Management (3rd Year Entry) (BEng Hons)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The Engineering Management course, which has a proven record of successful employment over many years, is suitable for those who wish to pursue an engineering career in a continuous improvement, planning, supervisory or project management role within industry

Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons & MEng Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Mechanical engineers specialise in the design, development and manufacture of a wide variety of machines, products and structures ranging from consumer related designs through to automotive and aerospace designs. The Mechanical Engineering degree focuses on industry-relevant subject matter reflecting the needs of today’s employers, giving you the opportunity to build a career in the design, engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Physics (BSc & BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Physics course teaches the fundamentals of physics as a core science and will help develop the professional skills and expertise for a career in any area of physics, from industrial applications to academic research. UWS is one of eight Scottish universities that have formed a research alliance in physics with the aim of placing Scotland at the forefront of research in physics.

Business Technology (BSc & BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Business Technology degree has been designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. The course, based at Paisley campus, aims to give you the key knowledge and skills that will allow Business Technology graduates to work in any modern business, managing and improving the technology that the business uses, in roles such as Business Analyst, Project Manager, Technology Manager and many more.

Computer Aided Design(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BSc Computer-Aided Design will put your creative and technical skills to the test to produce digital models (2D and 3D designs) and specifications for a range of product development projects. Increasing pressure on manufacturing organisations to be more productive, efficient and pro-active to market needs has forced manufacturers to adopt new, faster and functionally advanced design, manufacturing and communication tools to maintain a competitive advantage.

Computing Science (BSc & BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Lanarkshire Campus /Dumfries Campus

The BSc (Hons) Computing Science degree will open up various career opportunities including systems analyst, software developer/engineer and database administrator/designer.

Computer Games Development(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The BSc Computer Games Development combines practical development skills with games design. Develop your skills in game programming and game engine scripting for multiple platforms,supported by dedicated games studios and interaction with animation artists.

Computer Networking (BSc & BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This course equips you with the skills to specialise in networking technology. The programme covers knowledge required for CISCO Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), a worldwide recognised qualification.

Aircraft Engineering(BEng Hons/MEng Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Aircraft Engineering course – which combines study with invaluable workplace experience – aims to provide you with skills appropriate to the aircraft design, manufacturing and repair sectors.

Advanced Computing (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Our MSc Advanced Computing course is designed to develop practical skills by providing a comprehensive understanding of fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience of advanced computing technologies within industry and academia. Common modules will focus on planning, analysing, developing, evaluating, deploying, and managing advanced computing systems and services for modern day organisations and businesses. All common modules are designed to respect the key themes of advanced computing, delivering research informed teaching in lectures, tutorials, and laboratory sessions. Unique and challenging modules are introduced, including Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications, Data Mining, and visualisation. The Ethics for IT professionals and Object Oriented Analysis and Design modules provide the basics for Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) streams.

Advanced Computer System Developments (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This MSc course is delivered at our UWS Paisley campus and offers modules covering the latest developments in computer systems analysis, design and implementation.

Civil Engineering (BEng Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

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Mathematics with education (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Ayr Campus

Computer Animation (with option in Digital Art) (BSc & BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Computer animation, modelling and effects require both artistic and technical approaches to complex problem-solving for visual communication. Fusing traditional skills with cutting-edge technology, this dynamic and innovative programme provides you with the skills to work in a wide range of areas within the computer animation industry.

Chemistry with Education(BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus /Ayr Campus

The BSc (Hons) Chemistry with Education course will provide you with extensive theoretical knowledge and practical skills in chemistry. In addition, you will develop professional skills through work-based learning, ensuring you are fully equipped to meet the demands of being a teacher.

Cyber Security(BEng (Hons)/MEng)

Campus:Lanarkshire Campus

The BSc Cyber Security includes the development of many industry relevant skills based around the ethical hacking framework. This is all underpinned by a thorough knowledge of both networking (CCNA) and programming theory.

Physics with Nuclear Technology (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The Physics with Nuclear Technology course is specifically designed for students with an interest in nuclear physics and its applications. This is the only degree of its type in Scotland. With the renewed world-wide interest in nuclear energy, the career opportunities for graduates are wide-ranging.

Music Technology (BSc Hons)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This degree in Music Technology, aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and practical ability to work in technology related jobs in the music industry such as studio engineer, live sound engineer, sound recordist, broadcast engineer, sound technician and many more.

Chemical Engineering (BEng(Hons)/MEng )

Campus:Paisley Campus

Chemical engineering is at the forefront of the quest to produce clean energy and satisfy human needs in several areas such as health, food, energy and materials, in an environmentally-friendly, sustainable and socially responsible manner. Professionally accredited* and with paid placement opportunities, the Chemical Engineering course produces graduates who have excellent job prospects, real responsibility and the potential to create a sustainable planet.

Chemical Engineering (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This programme is for graduates of chemical engineering and other related disciplines who want to gain postgraduate qualification and upgrade their technical abilities and equip themselves with advanced knowledge in the fields of chemical and process engineering to enable them to perform in the modern 21st century chemical industry in fields such as pharmaceuticals, food and drinks, fine chemicals, clean energy, environmental waste management, oil and gas, petrochemicals, cosmetics, consumer products, materials and agrochemicals among many others. It is also ideal for engineers holding a BEng degree that require a further learning element to qualify for Chartered Engineer registration.

Mechanical Engineering (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

Mobile Web Development(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The MSc Mobile Web Development is a unique technical course covering web and mobile development. The course is designed to meet the demands of the increasing use of mobile devices which are being coupled with cloud computing to provide applications and services to users and enterprises.

Civil Engineering (MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

This programme has a UK and global appeal for career development and future plans are currently being developed to offer students the requisite skills to become CEng qualified through the Joint Board of Moderators. It satisfies the technical and managerial expectations required by civil engineering employers as the programme will develop the skills needed to interface with functional users, other than engineers, giving you a more holistic view of the processes behind successfully delivering a civil engineering project.

Waste & Resource Management(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The global market in environmental goods and services is currently worth about £3 trillion. Global investment attracted by ‘green technologies’ for electrical power generation recently exceeded that for coal and natural gas. This area is being actively promoted in the UK and Scottish context for economic development. The programme develops core skills in environmental management, coupled with an understanding of technologies that enhance the sustainable use of natural resources and minimise the environmental impact of economic activities, exploiting value from industrial process by-products and waste materials. Our research-active academics are experienced in projects monitoring and assessing environmental impacts, developing innovative treatment technologies and working with industry and business. We have also been involved in support for and development of environmental policy and regulation in the UK, the EU and internationally.

Quality Management(MSc)

Campus:Paisley Campus

The MSc Quality Management course is delivered at UWS Paisley Campus on a full or part-time basis. The course is professionally recognised by the Chartered Quality Institute.

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