Electronics and Computer Science at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

Course summary

From the tiny processors in smartphones to the heavy-duty power electronics in wind turbines, electronic and electrical systems underpin many modern technologies. In today's world of complex, high-speed devices, it is important that engineers understand how to design and implement both the hardware and software of general-purpose and embedded computer systems. Why joint honours? Electronics and computer science are a fascinating and highly valuable combination. Interactions between these fields have generated some of the most significant advances in computer design and communications technology over the last 50 years. Students of electronics and computer science need a clear understanding of physics and the broader system it operates in. Teamwork and the determination to find clever solutions are also crucial. Graduates are leading advances in fields such as:

  • machine learning and deep learning
  • technology for medicine
  • efficiency in transportation
  • safety monitoring systems
  • surveillance
  • entertainment
  • wireless communications
  • manufacturing and computing
  • renewable energy generation
Ties to industry Our Industrial Liaison Board includes senior representatives from important electronics and electrical engineering companies. This has influenced our curriculum and programme development. Why Edinburgh? We keep improving our curriculum and consult with:
  • our industrial partners
  • accreditation bodies
  • students
In this way, we make sure that our degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop a successful career in engineering. In the first years of the degree, we teach a solid foundation of electronics and computer science. Our courses are designed to improve your team-working and problem-solving skills. In later years, our degree gives you the flexibility to study specialist courses in areas you are most interested in. Our community We are proud of the supportive community that our students and academics create. For example, you will have access to an 'Electronics After Hours Club'. This allows you to develop your own extra-curricular projects in a supportive environment. Edinburgh has a particularly active community and network of companies in fields related to electronics and computer science, which are deliberately located here, close to the talent of our graduates.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Application codes

Course code:
GH60
Institution code:
E56
Campus name:
Central area campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/2024/degrees

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about minimum qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ed.ac.uk/ug/GH60


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Total 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component.
TOEFL (iBT)92Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
Cambridge English AdvancedTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Cambridge English ProficiencyTotal 176 with at least 162 in each component.
Trinity ISEISE II with distinctions in all four components.
PTE Academic62Total 62 with at least 54 in each component.

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies. For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Full details of our English language requirements can be found on our website:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/english-language


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £34800 Year 1
International £34800 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees. EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees. Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.
Electronics and Computer Science at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS