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BEngComputers with Electronics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BEng Computers with Electronics (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. Combining the study of computer science and electronics, 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

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 0

Academic Skills
Mathematics and Statistics
Computers and Electronics
Computer Programming

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

Operating Systems
C Programming and Embedded Systems
Electronics and Telecommunications Project and Industrial Practice
Digital Systems Design
Human Computer Interfaces and Visualisation (optional)
Web Application Programming (optional)
Robotics (optional)
C++ Programming (optional)

Final year

Individual Project
Languages and Compilers (optional)
Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Programming (optional)
Natural Language Engineering (optional)
Mobile Robotics (optional)
Computer Vision (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