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DevECS is a student-run enterprise by the Electronics and Computer Science students at Southampton University, with the aim of delivering high-quality solutions in addition to giving students real-world experience in both project management and development. We take on a wide range of projects from organisations of any size, utilising skills from many students within ECS. DevECS aims to deliver unique, affordable and professional solutions.

DevECS brings students and customers together


Have your projects managed and developed by high-achieving students, giving students invaluable experience whilst promoting your business to the student community.


DevECS students, supported by industry experienced professionals as mentors, undertake projects for clients and additionally gain practical, real-world experience.

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DevECS Web Agency

DevECS has recently launched a Web Agency to cope with the demand for websites and take advantage of the skills of our students studying Computer Science and Web Science.

Websites maintained by DevECS includes the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre and Cab My Ride.

Web and mobile

DevECS has a large number of students with extensive design and development experience in creating web and mobile applications. Using modern standards such as HTML 5, CSS 3 and a wide variety of other technologies we can deliver solutions to fit your requirements.

Hardware design

Southampton University ranks among the top universities in the world for Electronic Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Our students are highly-skilled in their discipline when they graduate. Using this expertise, we can design and develop the hardware that you require.

PC applications

Our students have several years worth of experience in developing applications for a range of desktop platforms including Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X and Linux using a number of different technologies such as C#, Java, C++ and Python and many others.

Case Study: Cab My Ride

Cab My Ride is a Southampton-based ride service who's technically is built and maintained by DevECS students. Being Southampton's highest rated taxi company, we need to ensure they are running 24/7, having built a backend dispatch system, as well as customer and driver apps for both iOS and Android. We are also delivering exciting new features, most recently the addition of in-app card payment.


DevECS has given me far more than just development experience. I have been required to independently liaise with clients, eliciting requirements and creating solutions using a variety of exciting technologies.

James Adams BSc, Computer Science

Get involved!

We are always looking for talented students to get involved with DevECS. We aim to provide all of our students with opportunities to gain real-world experience before they graduate. If you're a high achieving students and want invaluable experience, apply for DevECS. Our mentors are experienced professionals as well as being ECS alumni, giving you the best experience and learning opportunity possible.

Want more information?

Whether you want more information about how you can get involved with DevECS as either an alumni or a student, or if you want to contact us regarding a project you have, then please feel free to contact us at