Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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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


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
75%
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How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level ABB - BBB including Mathematics and a Physical Science or a Technology subject (Physics, Electronics, Computer Science).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in Engineering/Science or a Technical subject For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's web pages.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits at level 3 including Distinctions in all Mathematics or Physics units.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points with 5, 5, 5 in Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or 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 £19000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £4625 for UK/EU and International students.
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS