School of Computing and Engineering

University of Huddersfield

Founded

1992

History

The university's history dates back to the formation of the Young Men's Mental Improvement Society in 1841, later renamed the Mechanics' Institution (1844), Huddersfield Technical School and Mechanics' Institution (1894) and Huddersfield Technical College (1896). In 1958 the institution expanded to become Huddersfield College of Technology, and in 1970 a merger with Oastler College of Education created Huddersfield Polytechnic. The polytechnic was enlarged in 1974 by its absorption of Huddersfield College of Education. The institution was established as a university in 1992.

The university is situated almost entirely in the centre and immediate suburbs of the town of Huddersfield.

Admission to first degree courses

Through Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). General Certificate of Education (GCE) and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with passes in 2 subjects at GCE A level and in 3 other subjects at GCSE (grade C or above). Wide range of equivalent qualifications accepted.
Mature entrants lacking formal educational qualifications: either by completion of a recognised Access course or by satisfying the university that they will be able to benefit from the proposed course.
International students: qualifications judged equivalent to those specified above. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

First Degrees

BA, BEd, BEng, BMus, BSc, LLB, MChem, MEng

BEd: 2 years full-time with 1 additional part-time year for honours. BA, BEd, BEng, BSc and LLB may also be taken part-time.

Higher Degrees

Masters

Admission: Applicants for admission must normally hold an appropriate first degree or equivalent (for MPhil a degree with at least second class honours).

MA, MBA, MEd and MSc may also be taken part-time. MSc in geographical information systems and in multimedia and education offered by distance learning.

MA, MBA, MEd, MPhil, MSc

Doctoral

Admission: PhD: an appropriate master's degree; EdD: normally a higher degree or professional qualification.

EdD: 24 months part-time taught programme, with additional research element.

EdD, PhD

Language of Instruction

English. A lecturer in English as a foreign language assists international students.

Libraries

Volumes: 379,163.

Periodicals subscribed to: 1,800.

Special Collections

George Henry Wood (social, political and economic history)
John Yudkin (food and nutrition)
historic journals and newspapers (many relating to politics)
local history (West Riding of Yorkshire)


Subject Areas

Accountancy/Accounting
Architecture
Art, Fine
Banking/Finance
Behavioural Sciences
Biochemistry
Biology
Building/Built Environment/Construction
Business/Commerce
Chemistry
Communication/Journalism/Media Studies
Computer Science
Design
Design, Industrial
Drama/Theatre/Dance/Performing Arts
Economics
Education
Egyptology
Engineering
Engineering Aeronautical/Aerospace
Engineering Automobile
Engineering Chemical/Petrochemical/Process
Engineering Civil/Environmental/Structural
Engineering Computer
Engineering Electrical/Electronic
Engineering Manufacturing
Engineering Mechanical/Production
English
Environmental Science/Studies
European Studies
Fashion/Clothing
Film/Photography/Television/Animation
Food Science/Nutrition/Home Science/Dietetics
French/French Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Sciences/Atmospheric Studies
German/Germanic Studies
Health Sciences/Studies
History
Industrial Relations/Personnel/HRM
Information Science/Studies/Systems
International Relations/Studies
Law/Legal Studies
Library/Information Science
Management
Marketing
Materials Science
Mathematics
Microbiology/Medical Microbiology
Music
Nursing/Midwifery
Physical Education/Sports Science
Physics
Physiotherapy
Planning/Landscape Studies
Politics/Political Science/Government
Psychology
Social Work/Studies
Sociology
Spanish/Hispanic/Latin American Studies
Statistics/Actuarial Science
Teacher Training
Tourism/Hospitality/Leisure/Recreation
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