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Hear about studying with us from students and staff in our computer science and electronic engineering videos. You can also see our facilities in action and hear about some of the cutting edge research being undertaken in our School.

Our lives would be unrecognisable without computing and electronics.

From making businesses run smoothly to gaming and simulating behaviour, many everyday processes have a basis in computing, while advances in electronics have made the internet, innovative telecommunications and inexpensive computing possible. At Essex we teach and research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in all these areas and more.

Our research is changing people’s lives and underpins tomorrow’s must-have technologies. Research and development has to stay one step ahead of the industry, so our curriculum is constantly evolving. Our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence – we’re not your typical geeks!

You’ll have a unique experience here, as well as inspiring purpose-built facilities, consistently top-ranking levels of student satisfaction, and a curriculum that is led by the needs of industry. Our courses are guided by an Industrial Advisory Board of experts which includes representatives from companies such as Intel. Regardless of the study path you choose, you’ll develop the skills and principles for a rewarding career.

Our strengths

  • Ranked fourth in the country for computer science with 97% student satisfaction (NSS 2014)
  • Electronic engineering 93% student satisfaction (NSS 2014)
  • Ranked joint 8th in the UK for Computer Science in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (100-150 in World)
  • High-quality teaching
  • Specialist labs and facilities

Outstanding facilities

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Studying with us gives you access to our exceptional facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories. We are one of the best resourced and biggest schools of our kind in the UK.

Research excellence


We have built an exceptional reputation for our research. Intelligent buildings, the future of the internet and robotics are just some of the areas where we are having an international impact.

New students

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Welcome to all new students who will be joining our University community. Our welcome information provides important pre-arrival updates and will help you settle in to your new life at Essex.