Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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Course summary

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Our BEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We will provide you with a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. The emphasis is on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software expert. Computer systems have a dramatic impact on the way we live and work, with new technology developing every week. Modern digital electronics, computing systems and desirable gadgets are pervasive in commerce, industry and the home. They form one of the most rapidly changing and influential technologies in modern society. To gain the competitive edge over its global rivals British industry and commerce needs trained computer systems engineers with skills in both hardware and software who can assess, contribute to, harness and influence the growth of information technology. The course aims to meet this challenge by expanding the breadth and depth of our students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design and by encouraging the development of essential professional skills. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) ofand BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th for Graduate Prospects in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects

Course details

Modules

The EECS course at Aston aims to meet this challenge by expanding the breadth and depth of our students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design and by encouraging the development of essential professional skills. You will gain a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. The emphasis is on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software specialist; to achieve this you will study computing and electronics with single honours students from the electronic engineering and computer science subject groups.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBC - CCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science/Technology subject (Physics, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics, IT, ICT and Computer Science) at grade B. including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject (Physics, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics) BBC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject: Standard offer. BCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject; and if the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B. CCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject: Contextual offer (more details https://www2.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextual-offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC (QCF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Electrical Principles, Further Electrical Principles. BTEC (RQF) Engineering DDM including the following units and at Distinction: Engineering Principles, Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, Further Engineering Mathematics, Specialist Engineering Project For other BTEC combinations or subject (Science or Technical) please see Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits Subject related Access with at level 3 including only Distinctions in Mathematics and Physics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points achieving 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Physics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics C/4

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £19400 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS