About the Department of Computing & Information Systems

The Department of Computing & Information Systems is an extremely successful part of the University of Greenwich, recognised both nationally and internationally for its cutting-edge research and innovative approach to curriculum development. Our focus is on helping students maximise their academic potential and employability.

From robotics and e-business, to games and mobile app development, the department offers something for everyone. We have a wide portfolio of up-to-date, relevant and exciting programmes in new technologies, such as digital media, embedded systems, games development, forensics and security, as well as more traditional subject areas, such as computer science, networking and software engineering.

We have pioneered degree programmes in computing, information systems, creative digital media and digital media technologies, games design and development, networking, web technologies, computer forensics and cyber security, data mining, computer science and engineering. All of our degree programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), the Chartered Engineering Institution for Information Systems Engineering.

The department consistently rates highly in league tables. The Sunday Times University Guide has previously ranked our computer sciences subjects in the national top 10 for teaching excellence and The Guardian University Guide 2013 ranked Greenwich as No 1 in London for student satisfaction with teaching in computing and were given a 10 out of 10 'Added Value' rating in 2015. The Complete University Guide 2015 rated computer science as 5th in the country, 2nd in London for Student Satisfaction.

Our research record is outstanding and focuses on solving practical and important real-life problems. Our Fire Safety Engineering Group has won many awards including the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2002; the top award at the British Computer Society (BCS) IT Awards in 2001; and more recently, the US Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) Jack Bono Engineering Communication Award for 2008; and the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Bronze Award for 2010.

The department prides itself in its pastoral care with an extensive personal tutoring system designed to help students with their academic activities. Students also have the opportunity to gain valuable experience through the GWizards initiative through which talented University of Greenwich students help businesses and other organisations solve problems.