Computing students with a robot

Key facts

Total expected intake (2018 entry)
Computing: 140
Mathematics and Computer Science: 36

Applications : Admissions ratio 
10.8 : 1 (for 2015 entry)

Research Excellence Framework 2014 
Joint 2nd in the UK based on proportion of world-leading research 

About the Department

Imperial's Department of Computing offers some of the best computing facilities in the UK.

Computing is a creative and wide-ranging subject that focuses on using sound underlying principles and logical thinking to design and build systems that really work.

Our degrees give you the chance to learn how modern computer and communication systems function, and how they can be used and adapted to build the next generation of computing applications.

Our graduates do not just have the essential core skills, but have also learnt how to adapt to the challenges and opportunities of technological change. This is supported by our strong links with industry, from cutting edge startups to multinational household names, and makes our graduates some of the most sought-after worldwide.

In addition, a rolling programme of equipment and software upgrade – including a renewal of one quarter of the 200 PC's in our labs every year – ensures that our facilities are both extensive and up to date.


Computing courses

Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (270 ECTS):

Joint Mathematics and Computing courses

Three-year course (180 ECTS):

Four-year courses (270 ECTS):

Suspended/withdrawn courses

The courses listed below are in our undergraduate print prospectus for 2018 entry, but were later suspended or withdrawn.

  • MEng Computing (Computation in Biology and Medicine) (G430)
  • MEng Mathematics and Computer Science (Computational Statistics) (GI43)
  • MEng Mathematics and Computer Science (Pure Maths and Computational Logic) (IG11)