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.

We 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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Our computer science and engineering courses are now in Clearing!

Find out which courses we're accepting Clearing applications for, browse the modules you can learn during your degree, and apply online with our quick, easy form!

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Why choose us?

94% of our School's UG graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023)
9th in the UK for research impact in computer science (Grade Point Average, REF 2021)
Top 250 for Computer Science in THE World University Rankings by Subject 2024
Study abroad and industry placement year opportunities
Specialist labs and facilities
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Image of a research student working with a Nao robot in our Robotics Arena.

Graduate stories

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“Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills are essential to drive technological progress and innovation. Knowledge and experience are key. Our world-leading researchers and innovators support your education so you can actively shape the future.”
Professor Reinhold Scherer Head of School
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Research Experience Scheme

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Research Experience Scheme gives undergraduate and Masters degree students opportunities to work with academics on research projects. You'll be able to choose between focusing on research in our School, or work on a collaborative project with our colleagues in the Department of Psychology.

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Colchester Campus Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
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Telephone: 01206 872770