Aston University, Birmingham

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We will provide you with a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. The emphasis is on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software expert.

Computer systems have a dramatic impact on the way we live and work, with new technology developing every week. Modern digital electronics, computing systems and desirable gadgets are pervasive in commerce, industry and the home. 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 aims to meet this challenge by expanding the breadth and depth of our students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design and by encouraging the development of essential professional skills.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) ofand BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

  • Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th 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, designed to boost your future employment prospects

Course details

Modules

The EECS course at Aston aims to meet this challenge by expanding the breadth and depth of our students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design and by encouraging the development of essential professional skills. You will gain a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. The emphasis is on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software specialist; to achieve this you will study computing and electronics with single honours students from the electronic engineering and computer science subject groups.


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

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Course code GH46
Institution code A80
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BBC including Mathematics or a Physical Science or a Technology subject (Physics, Electronics, Computer Science) at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC in Engineering/Science/Technical, including the following units at Distinction, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical/Electrical Principles, Further Mechanical/Electrical Principles.

For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's website.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Subject related Access with at level 3 including only Distinctions in Mathematics or Physics at Higher Level.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points achieving 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics or Physics.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,000 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

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for UK/EU students and £2,500 for International students.

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


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