Welcome to the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Undergraduate Pages
Whether it be developing the next iPad, teaching computers to spot suspicious activities in CCTV footage or unlocking the secrets of DNA, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are fascinating fields, which play a key role in solving everyday problems and driving scientific and technological progress that advance society and improve our quality of life.
The two fields unite diverse subjects, such as software engineering, multimedia, electronics, networking and communications, art, digital music, physics and mathematics, with problem solving as the central theme. They work on a wide range of problems, from finding new ways to do things, for example, making computers smaller and faster, to discovering entirely new things to do. They address varied questions, such as: how can we develop the next generation of mobile communication devices and apps? How can we teach computers to spot suspicious activities in CCTV footage? And how do we design alternatively powered vehicles?
Electronic engineers may design flight simulators, body scanners, global positioning satellites or computer information networks while a computer scientist may develop new anti-fraud technology, design a computer game, create a new mobile phone application or write code for a new programme.
Electronic engineers and computer scientists operate in a range of fields, including:
- Telecommunications – working on radio links, optical fibres and satellites, enabling global digital communication
- Multimedia and gaming – leading innovations in combining computer vision, music and speech for use in different environments, both real and virtual
- Security – developing firewalls, secure e-commerce transactions and anti-fraud technology, crucial in today’s high-tech world
- Networking – engineering solutions that allow home appliances, entertainment and security systems to be networked to each other and the internet.
Both electronic engineers and computer scientists apply logical and analytical thinking, creativity, design and programming skills to come up with innovative solutions. If you want to use your creativity, vision and talent to help develop and manage tomorrow’s technologies, these are the fields for you.
Our courses are designed to give you the skills to achieve a career in these growth industries or set you on a path for advanced studies.
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Sally YoungMSci Computer Science
"The support and enthusiasm for the subject from all the staff in the Computer Science department make it a really great place to learn."Read more
Being in the East End is great. It gives good access to the City, which has every activity you could think of. Though you don’t even have to go into the City to do a lot of things as everything is on campus. There’s Mile End Park next to the campus that has a lot of facilities including a leisure centre and climbing wall, plenty of pubs and there are a huge number of courses and events at The Idea Store. The college has a wonderful, friendly atmosphere and makes a great place to laze around on a sunny afternoon!
The support and enthusiasm for the subject from all the staff in the Computer Science Department make it a really great place to learn. There are some excellent research projects in the Department - most of them seem to have a fun side to them, which is great. The study facilities are endless and I can always find a place to work. My favourite place on campus is the Informatics Teaching Laboratory - our dedicated Computer Science computer laboratory.
Living in halls of residence in my first year was brilliant! I met loads of great people and had a really fun time. I dance the Lindy Hop (a type of swing dance): I’m totally addicted! I’m also president of the Gaming Society, which I started with some friends towards the end of our second year.
The most interesting thing I’ve done on my course is probably what I’m doing now for my MSci group project. I’m working with Sodarace (www.sodarace.net) and hopefully I’ll have created some exciting new things for it by the time my project has finished. It also encompasses showing the Sodarace application to schools and other interested groups, which gives me a chance to get out from behind my computer.