School of Computing and Engineering

Research and enterprise

The School of Computing and Engineering has a tradition of research and working with industry for knowledge transfer, bespoke R&D, consultancy and partnering for funded research bids. Our aim is to work in partnership with industry and develop a connection that can create products and services, improve processes and grow your business.

Our research feeds right into our teaching, and students' study is backed by a wealth of research expertise. All postgraduate taught courses are tightly linked to research groups. And if you want to pursue a thesis-based MPhil or PhD, or Professional Doctorate the School of Computing and Engineering with its more than 30 research students provides a stimulating research environment. 

The School's multidisciplinary approach to research cuts across all schools at the University of West London. Its research groups address such issues as effective software engineering, cultural-aware human-computer interaction in today’s global contexts, mobile, creative, and intelligent computing, networks and distributed systems, and sustainability in architectural design as well as in using computing resources. The research groups are the main driver of the University's Research Cluster Digital Communities.


The School engages in a variety of ways with our industry partners, from a few hours of training or advice, internships, through to contract research. Find out more.


The School of Computing and Engineering endeavours to submit to the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021) under two separate Units of Assessment including Computing and Engineering related submission units. The research output booklet (pdf, 1.9 mb) presents a collection of the research outputs produced by the current academic and research staff of the School of Computing and Engineering since January 2014.