The Harrison building is home to the Computer Science department on the Streatham Campus. Take a virtual tour of the campus to find out more.
The College has recently completed the major expansion and upgrading of undergraduate computer facilities
Teaching and research are key to our reputation. We provide high quality teaching, supervision, pastoral care and learning opportunities designed to challenge and bring out the very best of our students' intellectual and personal skills.
The department maintains an excellent reputation for its multidisciplinary research, across five key themes:
Research-led teaching enhanced by strong industrial links:
- 87% for Overall Satisfaction in the National Student Survey (2012)¹
- 6th for Computer Science in the Complete University Guide 2014
- Strong teaching links with external organisations, including IBM, NATS, Motorola and the UK Met Office.
- Undergraduate students can enhance their study by taking an industrial placement year, or an optional summer industrial placement which contributes towards the degree.
- 100% of Computer Science students in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.²
Teaching and research facilities
- We have recently completed a £3 million investment in the College. This includes major expansion and upgrading of undergraduate computer facilities with a flexible teaching unit comprising 100 workstations.
- We have our own Beowulf parallel machine and access to the University’s EPSRC-funded IBM supercomputer SP3 system.
- Wireless networking is offered in most areas.
- Our Learning Resource Centre is a great location for both private study and group project work.
The Harrison building is located on possibly the most beautiful University Campus in Britain, with views across the city to the sea and towards Dartmoor.
The campus provides everything a student may require from study and research facilities to sport and recreation with an active Students’ Guild supporting a vast array of clubs and societies.
The 24 hour Forum Library with additional computer facilities is just a few steps away and the Sports Park, with its extensive indoor facilities and adjoining tennis courts and playing fields, is also nearby.
There is an excellent range of student accommodation with a place guaranteed to all first-year undergraduate and international students who have accepted Exeter as their firm choice. The Halls of residence include self-catering accommodation and are set on the perimeter of the campus, within an easy walk of the Harrison building.
¹ Percentage of Computer Science students who agreed they were satisfied
² Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (DLHE) of 2010/11 undergraduates