The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) was established
in 2007. The School builds upon the success, long experience and the established
and internationally recognised reputations of the Department of Computer Science
and the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering. In recent years
considerable overlap had developed in the courses that both departments offered.
As a result it was decided to merge the departments so that we could offer a
broad range of relevant and exciting set of courses, well suited to securing
employment in industry and elsewhere.
We are a leading School in both Computer Science and Electronic Systems.
Current UK league table rankings include:
In the most recent National Student Survey,
Essex is ranked fifth in “Student Satisfaction” for the subject "Computer
Science". The data, collected in 2008, shows that 95% of our undergraduate
Computer Science students classed themselves as “satisfied”.
By following the links from this page on the left you will be able to find
out more about our programmes, career opportunities and what it is like to be a
student here at Essex. For example, under Student Profiles, you will find out
about some of our recent students, what they studied and what they are doing
undergraduate degrees (BSc and BEng) are Honours degrees normally taken over
3 years full-time. Some of our degrees (in electronics) require you to have a
suitable mathematics qualification, but for all our other degrees we accept a
wide-range of subjects as entry qualifications, provided achievement is at the
appropriate level. Of course, we also have an
English language requirement for students whose mother tongue is not
We welcome applications from mature students (over the age of 21) and we are
flexible about the qualifications that we will accept for entry, especially for
those with experience in industry. If you are aged in your early 20s we would
normally expect you to have qualifications close to meeting our normal entry
requirements, but we are prepared to relax this for older mature students.
Our courses are organised within 3 themes:
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We offer taught MSc degrees over 12
months in several subjects. These degrees require you to attend classes
(lectures and laboratory classes) and complete both coursework and examinations,
and a major individual project. The normal entry requirement for these degrees
is a Bachelors degree or equivalent at a suitable level and in a suitable
subject area. Of course, we also have an English language requirement for
students whose mother tongue is not English.
We offer research degrees at two
For entry to a research degree we require a very high standard of Bachelors
degree or a good standard of Masters degree, and, of course, an English language
requirement for students whose mother tongue is not English.
We have a number of scholarships and prizes available
Read what former students say about their time at Essex
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The future beckons