About the College



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The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science is made up of nine academic units:

  • Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering and Architecture
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

With 600 academic and research staff, over 5,000 students and generating 1,200 STEM-enabled graduates annually, the College plays a significant role in the advancement of STEM - both in Ireland and around the world.

Join us on a 360° Virtual Tour of our Campus - an ideal way to find out more about STEM at UCC

In this video, we will show you some of our learning, teaching and research spaces and give you a flavour of what it is like to study in our college.

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Simply click on the link below and enjoy!

360° Virtual Reality Campus Experience - An Introduction to STEM at UCC



Our World Class Research Credentials

UCC has been the leading university of the south of Ireland since 1845. It ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research-intensive, student-centred, international top-tier university.

STEM education and research in UCC offers 12 undergraduate and 35 postgraduate courses, across a comprehensive range of STEM subject areas: life and biological sciences, physics, chemistry and maths, engineering and ICT.


Our High Impact Research ensures that our Academics are Leaders in their Field

The College’s academics play a major role in UCC’s large research centres such as the Tyndall National Institute, the Environmental Research Institute, APC Microbiome Ireland and the Food Institute.

The College leads or partners a number of national research centres such as AMBER (advanced materials and bioengineering), CONNECT (future networks and communications), MaREI (climate, energy and the marine), ICRAG (applied geosciences), INSIGHT (data analytics), LERO (software) and SSPC (pharmaceuticals).

Our Graduates

Head of College Prof Sarah Culloty sums up the positive mood prevalent in STEM: “We are scientists and engineers, we are problem solvers: focussed, adaptable, creators, evaluators and communicators.

Our graduates are independent and creative thinkers, digitally fluent, socially responsible and effective global citizens – they are ready for the exciting opportunities that lie beyond UCC.” 

Finding out more about the STEM courses available in UCC couldn't be easier - just click on the links below.

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Coláiste na hEolaíochta, na hInnealtóireachta agus na hEolaíochta Bia

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