Patrick Ryan


School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM109

+44 (0) 1772 89 3273

Subject Areas: Computing and Engineering

Patrick Ryan has been a lecturer in engineering and computing at the University of Central Lancashire since September 2006. During his time at the University he has taught and supported a wide range of course modules across engineering and computing. Prior to joining UCLan he taught for five years in secondary education and spent many years in industry leading a diverse range of IT and telecommunications projects.

Full Profile

Patrick has been a member of academic staff at UCLan since 2006. He was initially appointed as a lecturer and Foundation Entry course enrichment activities co-ordinator. The following year he was appointed to lecturer in the Electronic Engineering Department. Later this role expanded into computing whilst still maintaining responsibility for some engineering modules. During this time Patrick also led several cohorts of students on Frontier Education courses in the Lake District and North Wales.

Patrick trained and became a GTC accredited teacher in 2001 and has broad experience in teaching and training across a wide range of age groups and ability levels. As a professional educator he maintains an active interest in pedagogy and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Prior to teaching, he worked for many years in industry, mainly as a senior manager and has trained and developed teams to successfully deliver leading edge technological solutions in both IT and telecommunications. Patrick had direct involvement in network projects as diverse as designing and implementing large networks to laying submarine cables and in computing from systems analysis to equipping and running large mainframe centres.


MSc Digital Electronics, UMIST, 1978
PGCE I T Specialist, UCSM, 2001
DMS Business and Finance, John Dalton, 1984
CEI Part 2 (CEng), John Dalton, 1976


Research interests include computer security and telecommunications.



Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

CO4509 Computer Security (MSc)

CO3515 Security for Forensic Computing

CO2508 Computer Security

EL2006 Data Communications

MP2614 Data Acquisition Systems

MP1785 Electronics and Instrumentation

EL1205 Electronic Engineering Practice

CO1503 Introduction to Forensic Computing

MPC152 Study Skills