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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Nzube UfodikeMSci Computer Science
"I work in investment banking (asset management). [My career plan is to be] self-employed in an all-singing all-dancing tech start-up."Read more
MSci Computer Science graduate
Currently? "I work full-time in investment banking (asset management)"
Why did you choose Queen Mary?
"Honestly, I was not too sure when I applied, but I wanted a ‘red-brick’ institution and QM turned out to be quite good actually. Campus life is a major selling point. Another nice thing is meeting people who also work in the City and finding out that they also studied at QM."
Salary Bracket: £35-45,000
What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
"The careers service is amazingly useful! My advice to every student is to make sure that they pop into their office at least once a month, even if just to pester them. They helped me tailor my CV, arrange mock interviews, psychometric tests, and had loads of careers advice and information regarding opportunities for summer internships and full time vacancies. Some of their services are not free but I think it is money well invested. There are so many options available on graduation and they are simply good at helping your decision-making seem less daunting. Attending lectures and socialising at Uni are great but it's always good to keep an eye on the ball i.e. a career that you really want on graduation. It really does pay to start planning this early. I also made some really good friends who are quite cool and who I know I'll be in touch with for life. I also miss the fun times in the halls of residence. "
"I plan to take a few professional exams (CFA, IMC, and maybe the CAIA or an MBA) and to remain in this industry for at least five years. Being self-employed in an all-singing all-dancing tech start-up is another dream I still nurture."