Computer and Electronic Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS

Course summary

Computer and Electronic Engineering teaches you to combine digital electronics, microprocessors and software to develop and enable the potential of embedded computer systems. Embedded systems include mobile phones, game consoles, car engine management systems, traffic lights, and wireless routers, to name a few. PCs and traditional desktop computers are designed for multiple tasks, whereas embedded computer systems often have a dedicated function or purpose. This tends to be within a larger electromechanical system and is often small, rugged and low power. They use microprocessors and microcontrollers and link to sensors and sensor systems. Computer and electronic engineers define the hardware, firmware, and software that enable and are within these embedded computer systems. The theory of digital electronics and electrical engineering underpins the course. This is complimented with subjects such as computer architecture and design, programming and embedded software engineering, field-programmable gate arrays (FGPA) design, digital interfacing and development, and control and management theory. All computers and embedded systems are subject to Moore’s Law; they are increasing in capability yearly, increasing the opportunity for application management and control. What's the difference between MEng and BEng? The structure of the first two years are common between the BEng and MEng and provide you with engineering and electrical science core skills, combined with computer systems and programming modules. The application of engineering and electrical science shared with the solution of industrial problems is a strong theme throughout the courses. The MEng structure is distinct from the BEng course in the third and fourth academic years, providing enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management, application of management theory, and design and microprocessor control systems. Students studying on the BEng course may have opportunity to change to the MEng course if their performance in the first and second year is sufficiently strong.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

We use a combination of assessment methods for this course. Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • Measurement and Control, Institute of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H611
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Other

Practical Science is required. Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £28600 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £28600 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

The fees stated above are for the 2024/25 academic year; fees for 2025/26 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.

Sponsorship information

All of our courses have an established reputation with employers in industry. Companies, therefore, target the School with sandwich year opportunities and a number of companies offer sponsorship, for which there is intense competition. Students seeking sponsorship are urged to consult publications such as Career Research and Development (CRAC) and Engineering Opportunities. Students studying any of the School’s degree courses and intending to take up a career in the Armed Forces or Civil Service may be eligible for financial support under the Defence STEM Undergraduate Scheme. We are a member of the IET's Power Academy, and the UK Electronics Skills Foundation, both engineering scholarship funds supporting undergraduate students in electrical, electronic and power engineering at leading UK universities. The UKESF Scholarship Scheme connects undergraduates to leading employers in the Electronics sector and provides an annual bursary, paid summer work placements and a paid-for residential workshop. We also broker a range of sponsored places from leading companies such as BAE Systems, Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Jaguar Land Rover.

Computer and Electronic Engineering at Loughborough University - UCAS