New Masters places for UU Magee

The University of Ulster’s Faculty of Computing and Engineering is to offer 40 new scholarships for postgraduate Computing and Engineering degrees at its Magee Campus.

Minister for Employment and Learning Dr Stephen Farry last week announced that DEL would fund the additional places on Masters courses at the University of Ulster.

The Minister said: “This investment in economically relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) postgraduate courses will help improve the skills of our graduates to meet the needs of local employers and support economic growth.”

The Faculty of Computing and Engineering will use the DEL funding to offer 70 scholarships for full-time MSc courses.

Forty of those places will be allocated to a new MSc in Computational Intelligence in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at Magee, while the remaining 30 places will be divided equally between two existing courses in the School of Engineering at Jordanstown.

Professor Richard Millar, Dean of the Faculty of Computing & Engineering said: “We are delighted to receive DEL funding for these 70 places on our MSc degrees in subjects so important to the Northern Ireland economy.

“These MSc programmes draw extensively from the Faculty’s internationally-recognised research in computer science and engineering and will ensure that the students are equipped with highly sought-after expertise.”

For further details about the engineering scholarships, and eligibility, contact the Course Director, Dr Dorian Dixon, email, telephone 028 9036 6153.

All courses will commence in autumn 2013.