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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


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 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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A student on placement for the West Yorkshire Police

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 & Engineering Good News

The latest good news from the School of Computing, Creative Technologies & Engineering

Let’s get digital - Leeds Digital Festival 2018 line-up

Leeds Digital Festival is back this year and it’s bigger and better than last year, running for two weeks 16 April – 27 April. Here are the events Leeds Beckett are involved with:

Academic’s toolkit to aid transition into higher education for autistic students

A toolkit to make the transition to higher education easier for autistic students – developed by a Leeds Beckett academic – has been adopted by several UK universities.

Faculty Events

Apr 19

Bahrain alumni celebration 2018

Event for our Bahraini alumni to celebrate and network with other alumni, applicants and school counsellors. Hosted by Pro Vice Chancellor for Global Engagement at Leeds Beckett University, Professor Jeanne Keay

Apr 23

Lift Off Festival 2018

Lift Off Festival is a three-week festival showcasing the creative work of our students from the School of Film, Music & Performing Arts.

Apr 25

BUCS Rugby Sevens Championship 2018

Leeds Beckett RFC will square off against BUCS' top Rugby sides at West Park in the BUCS Rugby Sevens Championship

Apr 25

CarnegieXchange - Using autobiographies to investigate leadership in sport

Using autobiographies to investigate leadership in sport

Apr 25

Discovering the Imaginative Mind

The Professorial Inaugural Lecture by Professor Anna Abraham

Apr 25

Politics & International Relations Seminar- Understanding Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Analysing the Everyday Experience of Conflict Through Witness Testimonies

Speaker: Dr Maria O'Reilly

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