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School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS)

Information for New Students

Welcome to the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

Welcome from the Head of School

I'm delighted that you've chosen the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences (ECS) for your degree studies. I'm sure that your time in Durham will be both intellectually inspiring and personally rewarding. As a collegiate university, Durham has much to offer in terms of social, sporting and musical life and is a fantastic place to spend three or four years as an undergraduate. I hope that you'll find the academic side of your life stimulating also. Our aim during your degree course will be to give you the best undergraduate education possible, providing an encouraging, supportive and intellectually challenging environment where you can develop your skills and enhance your employability. You will also be exposed to (and actively involved in) some of the cutting-edge research that goes on in the School. I look forward to meeting you in Durham this October.

Professor Jon Trevelyan

Online Enrolment

Students must enrol and register for their modules. Detailed information and guidance can be found at Please read this information carefully.

Module Registration

Module registration is a two stage process which includes:
• Selection of module(s)
• Approval of module(s)

The first stage is where you confirm your programme of study and choose your optional modules. The second stage of the process is where department(s) approve your choice of modules.
More information on module registration can be found at:

Induction Week

Induction Week 2016 commences on Monday 3rd October
Attendance at all department-based activities is compulsory. Use the University Induction Week timetable to plan your week's activities. All students should select Level of study as "Undergraduate Single Honours"
Please note that teaching starts on Monday 10th October

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