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Record intake of new undergraduate and MSc students

Published: 3 October 2008

ECS is celebrating a record year for student intake on undergraduate and MSc courses, with 446 students enrolled at the end of Freshers' Week.

This year 275 students are enrolled on our 23 undergraduate programmes, and 171 students enrolled on our nine MSc programmes. 'This is a great endorsement for our determination to provide high-quality education within a world-leading research school,' said Professor Harvey Rutt, Head of School.

'We are continually assessing our programme syllabuses to ensure that our courses meet the needs of future graduates, as well as the needs of business and industry,' said Dr Andy Gravell, Director of Undergraduate Studies. 'It's really gratifying to see that our students are in such demand by global high technology companies, who really value the type of education and skills training that we are able to offer in ECS. Our undergraduate programmes also provide an excellent basis for further specialist research on PhD or Engineering Doctorate programmes.'

Over recent years the MSc programme at ECS has expanded significantly and now offers nine different courses. Professor Darren Bagnall, ECS Programme Director, said: 'We are really pleased that our portfolio of MSc programmes, covering the range of expertise across the School, is proving popular with so many high quality students from around the world.'

During their JumpStart Freshers Week, new students in ECS have had the opportunity to take part in team-building challenges, social events, acclimatization sessions, and to find their way round the facilities in Zepler Building. However, learning begins in earnest on Monday 6 October, when Semester 1 courses kick off.

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