Our BEng Computers with Electronics (including foundation year) is open to Home and EU students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.
This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
After successful completion of Year Zero in our Essex Pathways Department, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Combining the study of computer science and electronics, our BSc Computers with Electronics is a great way to investigate computer hardware and software, operating systems, and digital systems design.
In particular, you focus on:
- Digital systems design at gate level, and how complex designs can be constructed from basic components
- Combinatorial and sequential logic
- Circuit design
- The functionality of modern operating systems
- C Programming
More than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014).
With plenty of opportunity for practical work in which you apply your theoretical knowledge, you graduate ready to move into a range of roles in the technology sector.
Programming at Essex
Teaching someone to programme is about opening a door. In Year 1 at Essex you will study a module that introduces you to programming using C. We assess your ability to think in a programmatic way in the very first week of term and if you require additional support, we offer classes which will boost your skills and confidence with programming.