Computing Systems and Engineering

School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology

At the University of Suffolk, we’re focused on ensuring our students become exceptional computing professionals prepared for the industry of today and tomorrow. We offer degrees in a wide range of computing subjects, including cyber security, web and mobile development, data science and AI, software engineering and networking. We also offer a flexible BSc (Hons) Computing degree and an MSc in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Key features
  • Access to world-class specialist laboratories at our newly built DigiTech Centre located at Adastral Park, home to over 140 high-tech ICT companies and BT’s innovation labs.
  • We are an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy allowing our students complete access to the AWS infrastructure. The same infrastructure which is used by leading technology companies such as Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Disney and Spotify*.
  • Our computing courses are designed in consultation with leading technology employers, aligned with industry standards, and taught by experienced computing professionals.
  • All students have the opportunity to start their own business upon graduation with the University of Suffolk’s Innovation Centre (IWIC).

Our labs are designed to deliver real-world projects. You can build virtual servers, code massive parallel programs to analyse big data, simulate networks at scale or perform ethical hacking and penetration testing in our secure network. Add to this, we have a wide range of networking hardware, internet-of-things development kits, mobile phones, tablets, 3D scanners and 3D printers, to support students in their projects.

You can gain technical skills in programming, networks, databases, web technologies, mobile app development, cloud computing, Big Data analytics, data science, artificial intelligence and cyber security. Apart from these highly prized technical skills, you will also be prepared with analytical, leadership and organisational competences.


As a graduate from the University of Suffolk, you can succeed as a Software Developer, Web and Mobile Developer, Cyber Security Expert, Network Engineer and Business IT Professional.
* Access to AWS is available to all computing students and is currently mandatory on BSc (Hons) Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development, BSc (Hons) Computing and Business Management and BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering). 



Our Computing Degrees

BSc (Hons) Computing

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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development

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BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

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BSc (Hons) Network Engineering

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BSc (Hons) Data Science and AI

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Your Teaching Team

Professor Nicholas Caldwell is Professor of Information Systems Engineering at the University of Suffolk. He is also currently Associate Dean (Business Engagement) for the School of Engineering Arts Science and Technology.  ...

As a seasoned scientist, engineer, manager and industry leader with over 40 years of hands on operational experience, Peter has been involved in the solution of complex problems, the creation and deployment of new technologies, products and management systems. These have seen the tr...

Sean is a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Computing and BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development programmes here at the University of Suffolk. He has over 15 years’ experience as a web developer creating software systems for the news, tourism, educat...

Robert holds a BSc in computer science, the Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Certificate in Management and a PGCE (Information Technology). He has had a varied career, from the installation and maintenance of radar, telecommunication and computer sys...

Dr Chris Lewington joined the team in June 2019 after a long and successful industrial career in major systems development and software research across the finance, defence, telecommunications and biotechnology sectors. ...

Mark holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, is a Chartered IT Professional, Member of the British Computer Society and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. ...

Our Students

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Karina Karushkova

The University has a high reputation within the fields of technology especially in relation to the degrees it offers for programming and system design. There is also a clear emphasis on employability after graduation...

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James Wood

The support is incredible; after speaking to students from different universities, it doesn't even compare. The ability to contact any of my lecturers with problems I have for them to get back to me within a couple of hours is unbelievable...

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Jorden Barker

The support is great, being able to contact a lecturer in multiple ways for help with modules or a project is helpful and stressless, especially when they reply quickly and with an abundance of feedback...