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School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering


Data will continue to transform the modern world

Our School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering – with its diversity of courses and subjects – has at its heart the recognition that data will continue to transform the modern world. It’s about understanding, innovating and designing solutions to tackle the societal wants and needs of today and of tomorrow; be it the drive to invent ever more immersive games to the emergent challenges arising from AI and robotics. This School aims to produce the technology and the systems that make the digital economy work, and the digital economy secure.

We want you to have a real world impact, to explore the human applications of various areas of expertise, and to feed off the opportunities this dynamic city and region have to offer; and to do this in partnership with our team of respected practitioners and researchers, an academic community that aims to fuse the creative with the technical. From the exploration of green information technology to advanced data analysis; to ethical hacking and programming innovations in assistive technology. This is a school where innovative research is helping us to forge ever deeper links with professional organisations like the police and health service, as well as other sector bodies.

All of our courses are focused on you and your learning needs, rooted in practice-based, industry-oriented and collaborative learning. Our aim is to foster your creative and technological skills, as well as your ability to be expansive, independent and imaginative thinkers and doers. And you 'do' from day one: from working with ITV to broadcast the England Women’s Hockey semi-finals; to gaming innovations that have won a plethora of Game Republic awards; and the opportunity to participate in our annual showcase to industry high fliers.

The strength of our offer is also rooted in our state-of-the art facilities and equipment which allow us to ignite your understanding and passion for interwoven, end-to-end digital ecosystems – from content to games to systems to networks.

We are delighted to welcome curious and self-motivated multi-taskers, keen to take advantage of our unique societies, industrial placement opportunities and meaningful internships and apprenticeships. Students keen to learn the skills that will shape them, excite them and prepare them for the real world of transformational work.

Our Academic Team

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Professor Colin Pattinson

Colin Pattinson is Professor of Mobile and Converging Technologies and Head of School of Computing and Creative Technologies; his research focuses on sustainable 'green' IT and computer network management.

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Our Academic Team
Transforming Outdated Perceptions - "Being a woman should not be a barrier to success in any industry." - Nina Cuthbertson, Student, School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering
Transforming our lives online: "We want to make the online environment safer for all." - Emlyn Butterfield - School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering

Student Work

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Chris White - Handmade Yorkshire

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Jamie Merchant - Olympic Weight Lifting

Pieter Snyman III - "Clap Clap"

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Will Fidler - Terri Walker Music Video

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Second Year Group Work - "The War on Clubs"

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Annual Showcase

Our Research Centres

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Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre

A collaborative hub for research and development related to cybercrime, digital security, forensics and safety.

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Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

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Graduate Profiles

Students from our School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering speak about their time at our University.

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Faculty News

Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering Good News

The latest Good News from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering

Student gamers come together for annual showcase

Gamers from across the UK will come together at Leeds Beckett University for an annual competition, trialing games created by students. 

Photo exhibition on war veterans and cyber security products on display at end of year show

A photography exhibition on injured soldiers and a product to help Digital Investigators in the fight against cybercrime will be on display as part of this year’s Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering end of year showcase.

Faculty Events

Aug 14

Edinburgh 2018: 'Richard Demarco and Leeds Beckett University'

A collection of 'interventions' and performance pieces by Leeds Beckett University at Summerhall during the Edinburgh Festival and in conjunction with the Richard Demarco European Art Foundation.

Aug 17

The Leeds Beckett Piano

As the city of Leeds gears up for the Leeds International Piano Competition the School of Art, Architecture & Design is getting involved!

Aug 31

MA Art & Design Show 2018

Throughout 2018 students from the MA Art & Design course have been working, designing and participating in independent projects. This show, presenting 20 individual projects, represents the work students have undertaken during their course.

Sep 4

Part-time Languages Open Day

Study a language and experience new worlds and cultures

Sep 5

Stitch and Bitch: Knitting, Femininity and Women's Everyday Lives

The first talk in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2018/19.

Sep 6

4th International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2018

Enabling Sustainability: Impacting all stakeholders

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