School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Careers and skills

Your career options

Computing and electronics are major industries both in the UK and across the globe and demand for graduates of these disciplines is outstripping supply. 

We regularly update our courses to keep up with current trends in the sector and ensure that our graduates have the skills that employers are looking for. As well as technical knowledge, you will leave Essex with transferable skills such as communication, team-working, analytical and numerical skills, time management and project management.

Most of our undergraduate courses give you the option of spending a year on an industrial placement or studying abroad, which can make you stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market.

All our students complete a capstone project in their final year.

Professional Accreditation

Many of our courses are accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). We encourage our students to become members of both organisations, and their accreditation of our courses gives you an accelerated pathway to full membership after you graduate. You can find out more about professional accreditation here

Diverse career options

Our graduates have been very successful in finding employment as systems analysts, software engineers, programmers and electronic design engineers. Some of the companies and organisations where our former students are now employed include:
  • IBM
  • BT
  • EDS
  • Google
  • Force India F1
  • BAE Systems
  • Accenture
  • RBC Capital Markets.

Our undergraduate courses also equip you to pursue postgraduate study and research.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

These are government-funded opportunities that enable businesses to work closely with the university. The objective is to enable businesses to gain access to academic expertise. This expertise is used to give businesses a competitive advantage, and grow faster. At the same time, it gives the university an opportunity to apply its research, and raise its impact in society. You can find out more about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships here. 

Employability and Careers Centre

Throughout your time at Essex, advisors at our Employability and Careers Centre will be available to help you formulate your career plan.