Durham University School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

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Coordinates: 54°46′2″N 1°34′12″W / 54.76722°N 1.57000°W / 54.76722; -1.57000

Durham University School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)
Established 1965 (1965)
Head of Department Jon Trevelyan
Undergraduates 176 per year
Postgraduates 70 per year
100 per year
Location Durham, England
Affiliations Durham University
Website www.dur.ac.uk/ecs

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS) at Durham University is the department engaged in the teaching and research of Engineering and Computer Sciences. It was formed from the merger of the School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science in 2009. Engineering research covers civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering and Computer Science research groups cover topics within Algorithms and Complexity and Innovative Computing.[1][2]

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The School offers four-year Master of Engineering programmes in both General Engineering and Computer Science. The School also offers three-year BSc in Computer Science and BEng in General Engineering. In all these programmes, the first two years are common to all students with the opportunity given for specialisation in later years, into civil, mechanical, aeronatics, electronic engineering and various areas of Computer Science.

Relevant undergraduate programmes are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and, through the Joint Board of Moderators, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers. This means that the degrees offered by the School are recognised as meeting the academic requirements for progression to Chartered Engineer status. Computer Science BSc programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society.

In 2015, The Times Good University Guide ranked General Engineering 4/49 and ranked Computer Science 5/105.[3]

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