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FACE Research Seminar

CarleneCompv5Dear All, You are all welcome on Wed, October 21, to the first FACE lunch-time Research Seminar for the academic year 2015/16. It will take place in MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).  A buffet lunch will be provided, starting at 1pm. 

Our Speakers will be Dr John Rees from School of Applied Computing and Komali Kantamaneni PhD Research student From School of Built and Natural Environment.

Dr. John Rees from Applied Computing has been invited to talk on “PhD Outcomes – Analysis and Characteristics of PhD Examiners’ Feedback”The intention of the seminar is to provide a broad guide to the kind of commentary associated with particular outcomes.  The evidence base shows characteristic patterns of conditions associated with the standard outcomes.  This is likely to offer benefits to those acting as internal or external doctoral examiners in gauging the award.

Dr Rees has a long interest in research degrees and research administration.  He chaired Staffordshire University’s Faculty RDC from 2002 – 2005; chaired Southampton Solent’s RDC from 2006 – 2012, and served on both Research Committee and Research and Enterprise Committee for those institutions over the same periods.

Komali Kantamaneni is a PhD research student based at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom. Her research area primarily focuses on the United Kingdom, examining the fiscal costs incurred by coastal communities who face increasing vulnerability to coastal storm and sea level rise because of climate change.  Her talk will be  on Integrated Modelling and Coastal Vulnerability(Development of novel integrated model to evaluate fiscal coastal vulnerability of United Kingdom).

These research talks are open to every researchers, students interested in research or staff from any faculty. This is an opportunity to mix, meet and hear about research within schools.

Venue: MH503 (5th Floor Block H, Mount Pleasant).
Time: 1pm – A buffet lunch will be provided.

Looking forward to see you all!!!

Event: Sensor Networks – Monitoring the Environment


Tomorrow night (Thursday 15th October) from 6:30pm onwards in the Alex reading room (refreshments at 6:30pm lecture at 7:00pm) Professor Ian Wells will be delivering a Lecture address as the incoming chair of the IET Wales South West Local Network. The talk will be on the use of Sensor Networks for Environmental monitoring including the ASTEC project that was very revolutionary for its time, as it was the worlds first underwater network that used Radio Frequency communication.

Professor Ian Wells is Professor of Digital Signal Processing and Head of the School of Applied Computing at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea. He has been a lecturer, researcher and manager for nearly 30 years. His current personal research interests include sensor networks (both terrestrial and underwater), ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT), medical signal processing, communication systems and computer networks.

Contact Name: Hugh Woodward (hwoodw2928@aol.com)
Date & Time: October 15th 2015 at 7.00pm, Refreshments from 6.30pm.
Venue: Alex Reading Room, Institute of Sustainable Design, UWTSD, Alexander Road, Swansea, SA1 5DX
Registration: Members of the public are warmly welcomed to this free event – registration is not essential but would be helpful: http://www.theiet.org/events/local/225957.cfm?nxtId=224579.

Graduate: Simon Bennett – BSc (Hons) Web Development

After Graduating earlier this year Simon Bennett tells us about his time at University of Wales Trinity Saint David studying for a BSc (Hons) in Web Development:

For course information please click here: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/computing/


Applied Computing Project Exhibition 2014


Masters Students 2014

Pics of the MSc Applied Computing and MSc Computer Networks students showcasing their Major Project Posters. Please click-here for more information.


Watch this Space: Exciting New Courses

The Team at the School of Applied Computing have been busy updating all existing courses and writing a lot of exciting new ones*. The School’s undergraduate portfolio is being greatly extended with 7 new courses:

  • Applied Computing
  • *Business Computing
  • Business Information Technology
  • *Cloud Computing
  • Computing and Information Systems
  • Computer Games Development
  • *Computer Graphics & Visualisation
  • Computer Networks
  • Computer Systems & Electronics
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • *GIS & Environmental Conservation
  • *Mobile Computing & Application Development
  • *Robotics & Intelligent Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development
  • *Wireless Communication Systems

WATCH THIS SPACE ;-). For more information please click-here.

* Subject to validation.

Quick Pics: A Day @ School of Applied Computing 2013

ac-logo-newApplied Computing Staff and Students Learning, Teaching, Playing and Experimenting with New Technology



* Congratulations * @AC Graduates 2013


M.Sc. Applied Computing and M.Sc. Computer Networks


Swansea Metropolitan is a partner in ‘Access to Masters’, a project funded through the European Social Fund in order to increase the number of graduates in Wales with a Masters Level Qualification. Students who live in the Convergence Area of Wales may be eligible to receive funding to cover the cost of tuition fees as well as providing a bursary of up to £5695.

We at the School of Applied Computing, Swansea Metropolitan are currently recruiting for the M.Sc. Applied Computing and M.Sc. Computer Networks courses and have been allocated a limited number of funded masters places though the ATM Scheme. The philosophy that underpins the M.Sc. courses at Swansea Metropolitan is that they relate to the school’s vocational nature and have been designed to enhance a graduate’s employability.  They focus on the practical application of theory whilst maintaining academic rigour. This makes the programmes distinct when compared with more traditional computing M.Sc. programmes.

The M.Sc. Applied Computing has a distinctive flavour providing a mixture of databases, computer programming, systems analysis and project management. These skills are in great demand in the modern IT industry and our graduates will, we believe, fill many of the ‘hard to fill vacancies’ that are reported by the computer industry generally.

Any questions regarding the course content should be directed to the course director Glenn Jenkins (glenn.l.jenkins@smu.ac.uk).  For more details regarding the ATM funding please contact Nicola Powell (nicola.powell@smu.ac.uk).

The newly updated MSc Computer Networks offers mixture of routing and switching, emerging network technologies, high performance computing, network security, and project management. The programme includes material required for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) qualification. The networking industry requires staff with these skills to fill many vacancies.   Any questions regarding the course content should be directed to the course director Kapilan Radhakrishman (kapilan.radhakrishman@smu.ac.uk). For more details regarding the ATM funding please contact Nicola Powell (nicola.powell@smu.ac.uk).

This project has been part-funded by the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.


Excellent results for Swansea Met & School of Applied Computing


Swansea Metropolitan has been ranked one of the Top Universities in the UK for the provision and quality of its Applied Learning and Teaching. The Telegraph’s University Course Finder recently revealed the figures, which included 130 Universities across the United Kingdom.

The highest ranked universities were Arts University Bournemouth, which focuses on “practical learning, as opposed to theoretical work”, and Swansea Metropolitan, which boasts a dedicated Applied Design and Engineering faculty.


The University Course Finder uses information from the Government’s new Key Information Sets (KIS) database, which provides the ‘Average of course spent in scheduled learning and teaching activities’ by course.

The Good news comes at a time when Students studying within the School of Applied Computing recently indicated their satisfaction with the School via the completion of the National Student Survey (NSS), awarding the School an Excellent rating of 91% overall satisfaction. One programme individually identified in this survey was the B.Sc. CIS programme which obtained an incredible rating of 100% student satisfaction.


The National Student Survey is a survey of all final year degree students at institutions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The survey assesses students opinions of the quality of their degree programmes. The questionnaire assesses the following aspects of the student learning experience: Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support, Organisation and Management, Learning Resources, Personal Development and Overall Satisfaction.

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