To many these fields have only really been around since the industrial revolution, when Ada Lovelace worked on the Analytical Engine and Brunel was developing broad gauge railways. But the oldest computing tool is the Sumerian abacus, which was created four thousand years ago, and Sumerian engineers developed crane and pulley systems for irrigation and building projects.
These people found creative solutions to the unique problems of their time. In the 21st century we have our own unique problems, and in our School we’re working on the creative solutions to them.
By joining our School for your degree you’ll be taking the first steps in to an expanding and exciting field. Our research seeks to solve a host of modern-day issues; from developing an app to help people deal with stress, or developing the next generation of prosthetic hands, through to understanding how to make a robot ‘read’ a map.
Whatever your passion, we’ll help you channel your creative energy in to technical skill, giving you the expertise for a rewarding career.
"I think studying at Essex has already helped with my employability due to the opportunities that I have been involved in. Last summer I completed an internship abroad in Accra, Ghana where I worked at a steel works gating company working on motors and installations. I am also a Senior Student Ambassador at the University of Essex and I really enjoy working within the recruitment field and encouraging people to come to university."
"Converting ‘green’ first-year students into accomplished engineers fit for the workplace is what I really enjoy about working with students at Essex. Studying a degree with us is a life-changing event. It provides confidence and imagination to take on the world and win. An Essex degree means you’ll always find a solution."