University of Essex
This course provides a balanced perspective of both hardware and software elements of computing systems, and their relative design trade-offs and applications; it builds on students' knowledge in mathematics; science; and engineering to ensure they have a sound foundation; laboratory experiences enables our students to understand experimental design and simulation techniques; students have access to unique computer engineering platforms including our intelligent flat (iSpace); robotics arena and networked intelligent campus (iCampus); in addition to advanced networking and multimedia labs; upon graduation, students can look for employment in: heavy industries (like oil, steel, chemical and car ) designing advanced computer systems and control; hardware companies designing and developing microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers; communication and mobile phone companies designing advanced computer systems for communications systems; large computer and microelectronics companies writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, and designing VLSI chips, analog sensors, mixed signal circuit boards, and operating systems; embedded system companies developing advanced computer systems, and mobile applications and phones; banks and businesses designing intelligent distributed systems to serve their operations; and computer games companies designing advanced computer games.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent, in computer science, electronic engineering or a related discipline. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.0, or equivalent.
Core modules: Converged networks and services; digital signal processing; high level logic design; professional practice and research methodology; programming embedded systems; project and dissertation. Optional modules include: Advanced embedded systems design; artificial neural networks; creating and growing a new business venture; electronic system design and integration; intelligent systems and robotics; mobile communications.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.
Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 13,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 2,750 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering