Engineering is essential to our modern world of instant global communication and the cutting edge technologies of tomorrow.

The internet, innovative telecommunications and powerful, inexpensive computing have all been realised through advances in engineering.

Our students are the people who develop the technology we use in our daily lives. Join our community of scholars who are leading the way in technological research and development.

Why study here?
  • 92% of our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).
  • Our graduates are driving the economy by pushing the frontiers of knowledge with the latest technology.
  • We are ranked 27th in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2021). 
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"Considering I am a female in a male-dominated industry, I do not feel like a minority. In fact, I feel very welcomed in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. I enjoy the range of facilities that we have access to and also find help whenever I need it. During my foundation year, I started a YouTube channel and I’ve thought about working with social media after Essex. However, last summer I also completed an internship abroad in Accra, Ghana, at a steel company working on motors and installations. I really enjoyed that and can definitely see myself working in Ghana in future. Coming to Essex has opened so many doors for me and I am forever grateful for the opportunities that I have received."
Gifty Antwi BEng electronic engineering (with foundation year)
Modern computing has been realised through advances in engineering.

Our graduates are the people who make what we all use in our daily lives possible. At Essex you fine-tune your creativity, team-working and leadership skills, and learn to design with dedication and expertise.

Why study here?
  • Collaborate with our research staff on our cutting-edge work on networks, multimedia, optoelectronics, the internet of things, and robotics.
  • Become part of the next generation of industry professionals and academic researchers to help drive the economy, and push the frontiers of knowledge.
  • You'll use imagination as you fine tune your creativity, team-working and leadership skills.
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We are global

Essex is a university with an international outlook. We have students and staff from over 130 countries around the world. Be part of our global community.

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Our School has a large and thriving graduate research community.

We provide an active and stimulating environment to carry out your doctoral research and have an extensive range of specialist labs and facilities. We offer various routes to a research degree.

Why study here?
  • We have an international reputation for the outstanding quality of our research.
  • We offer postgraduate research courses spanning the computer science and engineering disciplines.
  • Access to specialist labs and facilities including a semiconductor clean room and a printed circuit milling facility, along with office space and dedicated equipment for research students.
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Studying a research degree with us

We provide an active and stimulating environment in our groups to carry out your research.

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Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed on each course page show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.