|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Our BSc Computer Science (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. This course is the most flexible of our courses in computing, allowing you to choose from a wide choice of optional modules and to specialise in areas as diverse as assistive technologies, computer games, artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, Big Data and robotics.
You also acquire key skills for computer science in the areas of:
- Algorithm analysis and basic computability
- Software engineering
- Java language principles and application programming interfaces
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).
Please note, a January start date is also available for this course.
Computers and Electronics
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics for Computing
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Databases
Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Group Project & Industrial Practice
Data Structures and Algorithms
Databases and Information Retrieval (optional)
Human Computer Interfaces and Visualisation (optional)
Web Application Programming (optional)
Artificial Intelligence (optional)
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)
Network Engineering (optional)
Advanced Embedded Systems Design (optional)
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles (optional)
Distributed Computing Systems (optional)
Essex graduates in computer science have found 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 robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to the transforming of unstructured data to cloud-based multidimensional data cubes, 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:
Light Speed IT Solutions
Royal Bank of Scotland
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.