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Welcome to the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC)

Here you can find out more about getting ready to study a science, engineering or computing course (view our full list of science, engineering and computing courses to check whether this applies to you).

Please note that this information only relates to courses taught at Kingston University – if you are attending a partner college, they will get in touch with you with the relevant information.

Before you arrive and induction


Now you've applied – have you checked to see whether you are eligible for help to fund your studies? We offer a range of scholarships or bursaries for home and overseas students.

Find out more

You can find out what our students say about their studies or discover more about the academics who'll be teaching you by re-visiting the course pages.

And don't forget to sign up for our post-application taster events in spring next year. You will get to meet the course lecturers, chat to current students and get a real feel for studying your course at Kingston University.

Preparing you for your career

With the help of industry experts and professional bodies, our courses are regularly reviewed to ensure they meet today's business needs.

Our facilities include specialist and industry-standard equipment to ensure you learn using the 'tools of the trade' – whilst industrial placements allow you to put theory into practice in the workplace.

We have an excellent graduate employment record – and thanks to our strong links with industry, excellent teaching and top careers advice we will ensure you leave ready for your first job.

How will we support you?

Tutors have set office hours so it's easy to get one-to-one help and support if you need it. When you join the course, we will assign you a personal tutor to help and support you throughout your time at the University. Every module also has a leader who you can also turn to, plus there are the overall course leaders. Our student support officers provide an extra point of contact if you want to discuss or review your progress. You can go to the support officers with any issue that you feel is preventing you from achieving your full potential. You can also speak to a student support officer if you simply have a question and don't know who else to ask. Find out more about student support.

The campus and its resources

Science, engineering and computing courses are taught at our Penrhyn Road and Roehampton Vale campuses.

More about Penrhyn Road:

  • Which courses are studied there?
    Life sciences, forensics and sports sciences; pharmacy and chemistry; computing and games; mathematics; geography, geology and environment – plus civil engineering and construction.
  • What is it like there?
    Penrhyn Road is in the heart of Kingston, about a 10-minute walk from the town centre. It has a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
  • What resources are available?
    Practical work is a key part of our courses and you will learn with industry-standard equipment in state-of the art laboratories. You also have access to the university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

More about Roehampton Vale:

  • Which courses are studied there?
    Aerospace and aircraft engineering plus mechanical and automotive engineering.
  • What is it like there?
    Our Roehampton Vale campus is exclusively for engineering students and has a real sense of community, with like-minded students always on hand for help and advice. The free university bus connects it with the other campuses, main halls of residence, town centre and railway station so it's easy to get around and meet other students.
  • What resources are available?
    Roehampton Vale is home to specialist labs and facilities including motorbikes, cars, wind tunnels, cockpits, a flight simulator, a learjet and more. Check out our facilities and equipment. You also have access to the university-wide study resources, such as the library and IT facilities.

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