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Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering teaches you to combine digital electronics, microprocessors and software to develop and enable the potential of embedded computer systems.
Embedded systems are found in mobile phones, games consoles, car engine management systems, traffic lights, and wireless routers, to name but a few. Unlike PCs and traditional desktop computers that are designed for multiple tasks, embedded computer systems will often have a dedicated function or purpose within a larger electro mechanical system. They will often be small, rugged, low power. They will use microprocessors and micro controllers, and link to sensors and sensor systems. Electronic and Computing Systems Engineers define the hardware, firmware, and software that enable and are implemented within these embedded computer systems.
The theory of digital electronics and electrical engineering underpins the studies, but complimented and augmented with subjects such as computer architecture and design, programming and embedded software engineering, FGPA design, digital interfacing and development, control and management theory. And like all computers, embedded systems are subject to Moore’s Law, and are increasing in capability, year by year, thus increasing the opportunity for application management and control.
Our IET accredited MEng Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering course will provide you with the digital electronic, microprocessor and software knowledge, tools and experience, to design and implement embedded computer systems in a range of applications, products, environments and industries.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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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
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA||AAA including Maths and either Computing, Computer Science, Electronics, Engineering, Further Maths or Physics.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D*||BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: D*D*D* in a relevant subject plus A Level Maths at grade A. BTEC Level 3 Diploma preferred subjects: Computing, Electrical/Electronic or Engineering|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted - Foundation entry only.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.|
|Extended Project||We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||37 points||37 (6,6,6 HL) including HL Maths and either Computer Science or Physics at HL|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||AA in Maths and either Computer Science, Electronics, Mechatronics or Physics, plus Highers at AAA in three other subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-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.
Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/
Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Practical Science is required.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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 CRAC and Engineering Opportunities. 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. As well as this we are a member of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation 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. Students studying many of our Engineering 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 Technical Undergraduate Scheme.