Welcome to the School of Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is based on our picturesque waterfront campus in high-quality, newly-developed facilities. The School holds a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing.
Teaching and Learning
The 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) puts us in the top 20% nationally against all university computing departments for an average of all questions. We have also had 100% satisfaction in various areas specific to each of our BSc(Hons) programmes, these can be found on our course pages. The NSS is an independent survey of all final year students. It shows that as they complete their degree and reflect on their time at the University of Lincoln they are very satisfied with their experience. This is a fantastic achievement for a relatively new School, and we will continue to strive to improve even further!
We have a broad range of expertise in Computing Technologies and Information Systems, including specialisms in robotics and autonomous systems, computer vision and image engineering, medical applications of technology, social computing, games computing, cultural computing and business computing. With around 500 students studying our range of undergraduate (BSc), integrated masters (MComp) and postgraduate (MSc, PhD) courses, the School offers an exciting, thriving and expanding environment in which to study. Our taught programmes are accredited by both the British Computer Society and the Institution of Analysts and Programmers which ensure graduates are prepared for industry with the skills that employers are seeking.
We are very proud of our graduates who go on to rewarding jobs in a range of applications of technology. The 2013/14 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey showed over 91% of our Computer Science graduates were in work (or further study) six months after completing their degree, showing that Lincoln students are successful in finding employment after graduation.
The research carried out by students and academics in the School of Computer Science is ground-breaking. In the most recent external Research Assessment carried out nearly two-thirds of our staff’s publications were rated as being of “international quality” or “world leading”. That is a fantastic achievement for a relatively new department and is evidence of our very rapid growth and the expertise of our lecturers and professors.
Our highly-active research centres feature world-leading developments in computer vision, in robotics and autonomous systems and in social computing, and we have strong links to many industrial collaborators and other universities around the world. We always try to incorporate our research findings into our taught curriculum wherever possible and under the banner of “student as producer” we give all students opportunities to get involved in this leading-edge and exciting work. We look forward to meeting and working with you.
Dr David Cobham
BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, PGCE, FHEA, FBCS, CITP
Head of School
New home for Computer Science:
The University is investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects by creating the Isaac Newton Building.
Take a look inside our upcoming Isaac Newton Building, home to the Schools of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics & Physics and the University's growing partnership with Siemens, to be completed early 2017:
Visiting Lecturer: Jason Bradbury
TV’s Gadget Show host and author Jason Bradbury is a visiting lecturer on the Computer Science course:
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