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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 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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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

How Leeds Beckett is becoming more autism friendly

Leeds Beckett has become the latest University to adopt the Autism&Uni toolkit, which aims to improve access and transition into university for autistic students. The resource was created as part of a European funded project led by Dr Marc Fabri from our School of Computing, Creative Technology and Engineering. Other universities using the toolkit are Portsmouth, UCL, University for the Creative Arts and Birmingham.

School teams to help students create future at UCAS fair

Teams from two Leeds Beckett schools will be on-hand to help future students find their path to an ideal career at the UCAS Create your future fair.

New research to boost job prospects for autistic graduates

Academics at our university are collaborating with researchers across Europe to improve the employability of autistic graduates.

Faculty Events

Oct 24

INSIDE/OUT: Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson

The multidisciplinary artisti team Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson discuss art as a tool of disruption and mediation, how passivity is a weapon and how complex cross-disciplinary relationships can be managed

Oct 24

PIR Seminar- International Approaches To Banning Inhumane Weapons

Speaker- Dr Steve Wright

Oct 27

Open Day - 27 October 2018

Oct 31

PsyCen Seminar- ‘Everyone knows me as the weird kid’: Being bisexual, gender-fluid and fifteen

Speaker: Professor David Carless, Leeds Beckett University

Oct 31

CeASR Annual 'Howard Clark Memorial Lecture'- A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace at the example of the Korean conflict

Speaker: Dr Christine Schweitzer - Organiser: Dr Rachel Julian, Director of CeASR

Oct 31

A Complex Systems Approach to Injury Prevention Research

This seminar will discuss the understanding and implications of complexity theory for sports injury research, and will propose alternative approaches that acknowledge complexity and as such may be more fit for purpose.

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