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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Lila HarrarMSci Computer Science
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"It's in the heart of East London and there’s a great atmosphere. It’s part of the University of London, which carries weight with prospective employers, and it has great facilities. There is a building completely dedicated to computing students, and it's open really late.
When I first started my degree, I didn't really understand the difference between computer science and computing, and the course was more mathematics-based than I expected. I still loved it though.
I started my third year not knowing much about multimedia, but by the end of the year I had found a vocation! For my final-year project, I developed software that teaches people British Sign Language (BSL). I contacted an established company who assisted me in filming the BSL videos and they also provided me with a large number of test subjects. They were extremely impressed with what I had achieved and offered me a contract to commercialise the product and future publications! It has been a real roller coaster of excitement and hard work, but in the end it has been an amazing experience. I now love designing and producing any kind of multimedia product, be it through programming or with the use of applications such as Macromedia Director."