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BEngComputer Networks

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Without secure networks, business, commerce and communications would fail. As the infrastructure of technology grows, so does the demand for professionals who can apply advanced knowledge of networking principles and networked applications. Our students are the people who make possible the technology we all use in our daily lives.

You combine theoretical and practical study in the mastery of the following areas:

- Transport protocols, internetworking protocols and network access
- Ethernet and further IP networking
- Traffic theory

Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s computer scientists are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top scientists, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence.

We were ranked 8th in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). And our students enjoy learning from our expert researchers – we are ranked 4th in the country with 97% student satisfaction (NSS).

You fine-tune your creativity, team-working, and design abilities with the skill and dedication of a professional.

Programme structure

Year 1

Professional Development
Mathematics for Computing
Introduction to Programming
Object-Oriented Programming
Introduction to Databases
Web Development
Network Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Digital Systems

Year 2

Group Project & Industrial Practice
C++ Programming
Operating Systems
Computer and Data Networks
Computer Security
Data Structures and Algorithms (optional)
Databases and Information Retrieval (optional)
ICT Systems Integration and Management (optional)
Software Engineering (optional)
Application Programming (optional)

Final year

Individual Project
Network Engineering
Computer Vision (optional)
Virtual Worlds (optional)
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)
Intelligent Agents (optional)
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles
Advanced Embedded Systems Design (optional)

Career opportunities

Essex graduates in computer science have been very successful in finding employment as systems analysts, software engineers, programmers and systems engineers, while a number go on to postgraduate study or research.

Our department has a large pool of external contacts, ranging from companies providing networks, cloud services and network security, who work with us and our students to provide advice, placements and eventually graduate opportunities.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

BT
EDS
IBM
Royal Bank of Scotland
Accenture
Google

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States