VEIV EngD

Why study at the VEIV Centre?

Why study for an EngD at the VEIV Centre?

The Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation (VEIV) three-year EngD focuses on visualisation and imaging in engineering and design. The programme is for outstanding students and engineers who want to direct research in industry, or maintain strong industry links. Many of our students are supported by one of our industrial collaborators.

The VEIV EngD is run by the VEIV Centre which is a world leader in computational capture, rendering and simulation for a diverse range of applications. The VEIV Centre is based in the Department of Computer Science and has strong collaborative links with the Departments of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, and the Bartlett, Faculty of the Built Environment.

UCL Computer Science is a global research leader, ranked by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 evaluation as the best UK computer science department. 96% of the research was ranked as internationally excellent. The Bartlett is a world-leading, multidisciplinary faculty focusing on developing and understanding the built environment.

Throughout their histories both UCL Computer Science and The Bartlett have impacted their respective research landscapes and continue to deliver innovations that change the world. Graduates are highly regarded as a result of these global reputations and the strong links with industry held by both.

Careers

UCL Computer Science graduates secure careers in a variety of organisations including global IT consultancies, City banks and specialist companies in manufacturing industries. The Department takes pride in helping students in their career choices and offers placements and internships with numerous start-up technology companies, including those on Silicon Roundabout, world-leading companies such as Google, Skype and Facebook, and multi-national Finance companies including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche and JP Morgan. Our graduates secure roles such as applications developers, information systems managers, IT consultants, multimedia programmers, software engineers and systems analysts in companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Bloomberg, PwC and IBM.

UCL Computer Science research students' employability is greatly enhanced by working alongside world-leading researchers in cutting-edge research areas such as virtual environments, networked systems, human-computer interaction and financial computing. Computer Science enjoys the UCL multi-disciplinary tradition and shares ideas and resources from across the departments of Faculty of Engineering and beyond. Our alumni have gone on to find work, or found their own successful start-up companies, because they have an excellent understanding of the current questions which face industry and have the skills and the experience to market innovative solutions.

UCL Computer Science is located in the heart of London and subsequently has strong links with industry. We regularly welcome industry executives to observe students' project presentations, we host networking events with technology entrepreneurs (many of whom are Computer Science Alumni) and companies sponsor our student prizes. Students also have the advantage of a location close to the City and Canary Wharf to work on projects with leading global financial companies. London is also home to numerous technology communities, for example the Graduate Developer Community, who meet regularly and provide mentors for students interested in finding developer roles when they graduate.