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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.

We have an outstanding reputation for teaching and high-quality research in both computer science and electronic engineering. In the most recent UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 65% of our research was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. In the National Student Satisfaction survey 2013, we were ranked first in the UK for computer science and fourth for electronic engineering.

Our research includes cutting-edge work on artificial intelligence (including assistive technologies, brain-computer interfaces, computer games, evolutionary computation, human language technology and robotics) and communications (for example, future networks and optoelectronics). We offer courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) levels, and are committed to ensuring our students fulfil their potential and go on to work in the sectors they aspire to.

Our strengths

  • Ranked first in the country for computer science with 98% student satisfaction (NSS 2013)
  • Ranked fourth in the country for electronic engineering with 95% student satisfaction (NSS 2013)
  • Cutting-edge research
  • 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.