Mark Jacobi

Mark Jacobi MA, BEng, FHEA

Deputy Head of Department


Managing all aspects of delivery of a broad portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate computing courses including higher degree apprenticeships. Leading on improvement of teaching quality and student experience within the department.

I sit on multiple College and University boards and working groups and have External Examiner and External Advisor experience at many Universities.

My industry background is within the Data and Telecoms industries. My teaching areas are in advanced networking, secure infrastructures, data storage and cloud services.


I have responsibility for delivery of our undergraduate and postgraduate computing courses including higher degree apprenticeships. Managing the department leads to ensure the highest teaching quality and excellent student experience, and working with the University Technical Service teams and estates to ensure we have the best possible learning spaces and access to the latest software and service to use within our teaching.

Experienced project lead for large-scale changes and re-developments across the whole taught portfolio. Keeping our taught portfolio on the leading edge, ensuring degree titles are industry relevant and that the content includes the latest best practice within an applied curriculum. Many years experience of working with external partners and employers to bring new products and opportunities into the University and Computing curriculum.

Passionate about widening opportunities into HE from non-traditional university backgrounds, equality of opportunity and inclusive practice. Contributing to the regional community through roles in local education.

Teaching experience in Cloud infrastructures, Advanced Networking, Networking Management and Security, Computer Systems and Architecture and Data Storage. Research interests, conference papers and posters, in IP Quality of Service, IPv6, Modelling and Simulation, use of Cloud Based Infrastructures for teaching.

Experienced External Examiner and External Advisor. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the British Computing Society.

Specialist areas of interest

Computer Networks
Computer Architecture
Data Communications


Department of Computing

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Computer Systems and Networks

Courses taught:

MSc Advanced Computer Networking

BSc Cyber Security

BSc Computer Networks


Current projects:

Use of Cloud-based Services for flexible access to teaching Computing.

Developing models for integration of AI LLMs in teaching, learning and assessment.


Conference papers

Smith, L., Jacobi, M., & Al-Khayatt, S. (2018). Evaluation of IPv6 transition mechanisms usingQoS service policies. 11th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing.

Jacobi, M., & Maycock, L. (2012). Comparison of IPv4 and IPv6 QoS implementations using Differentiated Services. In Opnetwork 2012, Washington DV, USA, 13 January 2012 - 8 January 2012.

Theses / Dissertations

Salama, A. (2020). Hybrid computer network quality of service andexperience: development and evaluation. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Saatchi, R., Jacobi, M., & Burke, D.

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