School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Chula ISE

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Information for Chula International School of Engineering (ISE) Bachelor students

Students at our partner institution Chula ISE can spend a year of their degree studying in our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE).

The Partnership offer with Chula and the University of Essex is a 3(CT) +1 degree, making it an accelerated Masters. A standard Bachelors degree in Thailand is four years. But with our accelerated Masters programme you can complete your degree in four years, and finish with a Masters qualification.

Studying abroad for a year has a host of benefits. You can enhance your English language skills, and experience living in a different country. You will be taught by expert academics from outside your institution, and will have opportunities to meet and network with students and experts in your field of interest.

The School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering is based in our Colchester Campus, with good links to London via Colchester train station. The Colchester Campus has all amenities (accommodation, shops, and teaching space) on one site within easy walking distance.

Why Essex?
  • 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
  • Range of specialist computer science and engineering facilities used in teaching and research.

What can we offer you?


We provide six computer laboratories for the exclusive use of CSEE students, which run a range of specialist software including Matlab and C++.

We also have specialist facilities for research into areas including non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, intelligent environments, robotics, optoelectronics, video, RF and MW, printed circuit milling, and semiconductors. These facilities may be used during teaching, or may be accessed for work on projects throughout the year.

Part of our community

Our School is a friendly and supportive community of staff and students, many of whom have travelled from other countries to work and study at the University of Essex. We know how hard it can be to move abroad for study, and we're here to help you with the transition.

In the wider University, the Students' Union is home to over forty sports teams and a broad collection of student-run societies. This includes our Thai International Society, which holds a range of events through the year such as cooking classes, hangouts, and occasional temple visits to London.

Chula International School of Engineering (Chula ISE)

Progression agreement

 Progression Programme at Chula ISE Programme at University of Essex
 3(CT) +1

Bachelor of Engineering in Information and Communications Engineering

Relevant courses in CSEE:

MSc Electronic Engineering

MSc Advanced Computer Science

MSc Artificial Intelligence

MSc Computer Engineering

Entry requirements

Successful completion of three years of an undergraduate programme at Chula ISE with an overall CGPA 2.6/4.0.

No English language certificate is required for students from International Programmes at Chulalongkorn University.


Chula students are eligible to receive a 20% discount on their fees for the year they attend University of Essex.

The University also offers some scholarships for international students, which you may be able to apply for.

How to apply

Applications can be made online through our applicant portal.

It should take around 20 minutes to apply. You will need the following supporting documents ready to upload:

  • A copy of your most recent academic transcript
  • Personal statement
  • CV (if you have full-time work experience).
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Get in touch
Michelle Neoh Recruitment Officer
LINE: michelle.neoh
Telephone: +6016 2223571
Fonthong Tangjitwatanakul International Services Staff
Chulalongkorn University