Science, Engineering and Food Science

Welcome to the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Prof Sarah Culloty

Professor Sarah Culloty, Head of College

There has never been such an exciting time to study STEM. Sustainability is at the heart of our programmes and our research, here in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science. Together, we are the Scientists, the Technologists, the Engineers and the Mathematicians who are focussed on creating and delivering a sustainable future for us all. We are developing the innovative solutions to support a sustainable and environmentally responsible society. Our graduates have the skills and attributes to play their role in solving these key societal challenges. 

Why study STEM at UCC?

SEFS is a thriving, dynamic and diverse College, with internationally renowned academics, research institutions and centres. If you choose to study with us, you will discover an exciting, nurturing and friendly environment, which provides a vigorous and challenging academic atmosphere for our students.

STEM has always been hugely important in society. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics will play a pivotal role in the world’s economic recovery once we begin to return to post pandemic normality, providing significant career opportunities to those who opt to study a STEM discipline. 

Ireland’s National Skills Strategy 2025 estimates that 165,000 jobs will be created in the ICT, science and engineering sectors by 2025.

With high-quality graduates, prominent research clusters in key STEM areas, ICT doctoral-training centres and world-class research, UCC is a significant pipeline into industry, commerce and academia, in the Munster region and beyond.

We work with top-tier businesses around the globe and have developed a range of comprehensive partnerships via research and academic programmes. And these business in turn support our students as they develop their exciting and rewarding careers in STEM.

From cybersecurity to climate change, photonics to food, astrophysics to architecture, and sustainability to waste minimisation, STEM is the place to be right now.

Considering a career in STEM?

A career in STEM is incredibly adaptable and you will enjoy a myriad of options post-graduation.

So ask yourself:

  • What are you passionate about?
  • Do you want to make a real difference?
  • Do you enjoy problem solving?
  • Do you want an interesting career that focuses on solutions that have societal impact?

If the answer is yes, then a career in STEM is for you.

Getting Started

There is a wide range of highly respected undergraduate and postgraduate courses on offer in UCC.

To find out more, simply visit and

If you decide to join us in UCC, you will be equipped for a rewarding career that can help to make the world a better place.

Come and join us – we want you to be part of our vision!

Professor Sarah Culloty


College Office Team - How to contact us

We are currently working remotely and are occasionally on campus. Therefore, the best way to contact us is via email (scroll down to see individual contact details).

For all general queries please call Helena on +353 (0)21 490 3075 / 086 066 4712 or email  


College Office Team - Contact Details

Professor Sarah Culloty - Head of College: +353 (0)21 490 3760/3075 

Ms Kate O'Brien - College Manager: +353 (0)21 490 1775 or +353 (0)87 205 1957 

Ms Leonie O'Doherty - College Finance Manager: +353 (0)21 490 1774   

Mr Richard Deasy - Financial Support Officer: +353 (0)21 490 1837   

Ms Helen O'Donoghue - Human Resources Business Manager: +353 (0)21 490 1777 or +353 (0)87 682 2637  

Ms Ruth McLaughlin - EU Recruitment Officer: +353 (0)21 490 1776 or +353 (0)87 103 3348  

Ms Neasa O’Connor - International Recruitment Officer: +353 (0)21 420 5328 or +353 (0)86 371 3262  

Ms Emily Chambers - Academic Programmes Administrator and College Outreach Officer: +353 (0)21 490

229 or +353 (0)86 067 4556 

Ms Helena Connolly - Executive Assistant: +353 (0)21 490 3075 or +353 (0)86 066 4712  

Dr Mairéad Mooney - Senior Executive Assistant: +353 (0)21 490 2878 or +353 (0)86 067 4159 (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays)  

News and Events

Interested in studying or working in STEM?

STEM South West’s Industry & Career Expo is back for its 2nd year on Wednesday 13th January from 5pm to 9pm.

This FREE virtual event is an industry-led initiative bringing together representatives from Ireland’s leading tech, pharma, science and engineering giants, STEM SMEs and start-ups excelling in the sector, as well as 3rd level colleges and local government bodies to stage a unique STEM exhibition.


STEM South West 2021 will provide a window into the world of STEM in the South West of Ireland, showcasing the types of careers that will be available in the sector in the future and highlighting achievable pathways for students to follow to fulfil their career goals.

Over 60 leading STEM organisations in Cork and Kerry will be showcasing their work with interactive displays and activities. There will be career talks, demonstrations and many prizes to be won for students and schools including vouchers and class visits to leading STEM companies and (when access is once again permitted).


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Applications are now invited for the PepsiCo/UCC Mentoring Programme 2020-2021.  The programme is open to 2nd year undergraduate female students studying Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, Food Science, Nutritional Science, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. Further details below, and the application form is available at this link: PepsiCo-UCC-2020-21-ApplicationForm  The closing date is October 26th 2020.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork