University of Chester

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering University of Chester Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This degree will equip students to have skills in both hardware and software, to tackle the engineering of smart devices.

Smart devices have considerable influence on how we live our lives, from the pervasive mobile phone to the emerging driverless vehicles. The rapid pace of technological change and the diversity of modern applications require a broad educational background, to be able to design and maintain these smart devices. This BEng degree combines the core elements of Electronic Engineering where hardware inhabits, with those of Computer Science, the intellectual discipline underlying all aspects of software development.

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering graduates are in high demand and we are committed to helping you meet the challenge of gaining job oriented skills, by teaching simultaneously the underpinning theory and practical engineering applications.

Our strong local links with industry, especially on Thornton Science Park, will provide you with substantial opportunities for practical work experience.

We have modern labs for control engineering, embedded systems and software engineering where students are exposed to industrially relevant software and hardware making them employment ready.

Course details


For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessment will be by examination and through coursework and lab work assignments, including presentations, reports, essays and practical work. All years of study include significant amounts of project work, where you will have the freedom to choose topics that interest you

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 code GH46
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC GCE A Level Maths and Computer Science and either Physics or Chemistry
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma (Science and Engineering), to include 45 credits at Level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit or above
Scottish Higher BBBB Subjects required: Maths plus either Physics or Chemistry
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Including 5 in HL Maths and 5 in one further HL Physical Science
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3 Subjects required: Maths plus either Physics or Chemistry

Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their A2 level course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

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University of Chester
Parkgate Road

Course contact details

Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

Fax: 01244 511300