Taught course

Computer Engineering

Institution
University of Essex · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2.2 degree in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Networks, Telecommunications or Physics.

At least 50% of undergraduate academic modules must include electronic engineering, mathematics or physics. Applicants from undergraduate courses who do not have a substantial covering of engineering mathematics should the university.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Advances in technology are yielding smaller and higher-performance computer systems permeating into a wide range of applications, from communication systems to consumer products and common household appliances. Computer engineering encompasses the principles, methods, and modern tools for the design and implementation of computing systems.

Our MSc Computer Engineering is the first in the UK and provides a balanced perspective of both hardware and software elements of computing systems, and their relative design trade-offs and applications. It will build on your knowledge in mathematics, science, and engineering to ensure you have a sound foundation in the areas needed for a career in this field.

Laboratory experiences enable you to understand experimental design and simulation techniques. We are internationally leading in this and you will have access to unique computer engineering platforms including our:

  • Intelligent Flat (iSpace)
  • Robotics Arena
  • Networked intelligent campus (iCampus)
  • Advanced networking and multimedia labs

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.

More than two-thirds of our research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' (REF 2014).

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719