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BEngComputers with Electronics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Large parts of everyday life depend on computing, electronics and telecommunications. There’s no longer a distinct line between the disciplines – advances in electronics have made the internet, innovative telecommunications, and inexpensive computing products possible. Our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence in both disciplines.

Combining the study of computer science and electronics, and with no requirement for A-level maths, our BSc Computers with Electronics is a great way to investigate computer hardware and software, operating systems, and digital systems design.

In particular, you focus on:

- Digital systems design at gate level, and how complex designs can be constructed from basic components
- Combinatorial and sequential logic
- Circuit design
- The functionality of modern operating systems
- C Programming

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 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).

With plenty of opportunity for practical work in which you apply your theoretical knowledge, you graduate ready to move into a range of roles in the technology sector.

Programme structure

Year 1

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

Year 2

Group Project & Industrial Practice
C Programming and Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
Digital Systems Design
Human Computer Interfaces and Visualisation (optional)
Web Application Programming (optional)
Robotics (optional)
C++ Programming (optional)
Software Engineering (optional)
Data Structures and Algorithms (optional)

Final year

Individual Project
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)
Network Engineering (optional)
Advanced Embedded Systems Design (optional)
Network Security and Cryptographic Principles (optional)
Virtual Worlds (optional)
Computer Vision (optional)
Mobile Robotics (optional)
Natural Language Engineering (optional)
Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming (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 robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to the control of intelligent mobile robotic cameras, 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
Force India F1

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