Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

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Course summary

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Our MEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science course allows to you gain a MEng qualification in four years, rather than the traditional five year path, making it a more time and cost-effective choice. Designed to stretch our top students, it also includes a twelve month industrial placement, giving you the opportunity to study electronics and computer science more deeply than at BEng level while also gaining valuable industry experience. Digital electronics and computer systems are pervasive in commerce, industry and the home and have an ever increasing impact on the way we work and live. 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 is designed to give you a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems, which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. It places emphasis on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software; to achieve this you will study computing and electronics with single honours students from the electronic engineering and computer science subject groups. Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are currently commanding high salaries working in government, the public sector and in private industry. In the latter sector, employers include Olympus, Corus, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, Oxford University, BAE Systems, Npower, Cogent Defence, Siemens, Orange, Vodafone, QinetiQ, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Cars and Microsoft. Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT
  • Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th out of 69 institutions 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, to boost your future employment prospects.

Course details

Modules

The first two years are taught alongside the BEng degree. The final two years allow you to develop your skills in engineering and engineering management to a much greater depth and gain important experience working on an engineering placement. The placement in Year 3 is academically assessed and also includes some distance learning business modules


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeGH64
Institution code A80
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Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB - BCC including Mathematics and a Physical Science/Technology subject (Physics, Further Maths, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics, IT, ICT and Computer Science). BBB including Mathematics and a Physical Science or Technology subject: Standard offer. BBC 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. BCC 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 at level 3 including Distinctions in all Mathematics and Physics units.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics

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