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Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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Creative, committed, experimental

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 undergraduate, masters and postgraduate research 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 combines creativity and imagination with 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.

As a member of our student and research community you will benefit from the use of our exceptional laboratories and facilities. We have several computer labs that are exclusively for our School's students. We also have a variety of specialist facilities in the areas of brain-computer interfaces, robotics, embedded systems, lasers/photonics and networking, and a laboratory-based teaching and research Centre for Computational Finance and Economic Agents

 


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Why choose us?

92% of our CSEE students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020)
University of the Year (Times Higher Education Awards 2018)
Study abroad and industry placement year opportunities
Specialist labs and facilities
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UoTY winners 2018
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The CSEE community, both students and staff, are committed to making wonderful things for the benefit of society. Our education and research strengths are based on people working together in a safe environment, designed to provide inquisitive minds with the opportunities to use their imagination to be creative. Come along for the ride of your life!
Professor Anthony Vickers Head of school
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Data Science and AI Project Placements

We're looking for organisations to carry out joint work on a data-related project involving the use of advanced data analytics. We'll connect you with a Masters student for a 10 week period, during which they will work closely with your organisation on a problem or opportunity you've identified, with supervision from academics and research staff at the University.

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Get in touch with us

If you would like any more information about Computer Science and Electronic Engineering or have a question you would like to ask, please complete this short enquiry form.

Contact our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
All enquiries:
Telephone: 01206 872770