Why Study BEng(Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering?
Imagine a world without electricity or electronic devices. It is easy to see why electrical and electronic engineering is vital to our survival and the development of future technologies. Electronic engineers play a vital role in the design, development, distribution and eventual recycling of numerous everyday products.
As a result, qualified electrical and electronic engineers are in demand. You will study digital and analogue electronics, mathematics and computer programming, and the application of electronics in a range of environments. As you progress, you will examine signal processing, micro-controllers, communications, control systems and digital hardware design. Alongside, you will develop professional skills in project planning, group work and communication.
Throughout the course, you will apply knowledge through practical projects in our state-of-the-art facilities. You will get an inside track on the industry through factory tours and professional briefings from leading organisations.
Study part-time on our course. Designed alongside major employers, it will equip you with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in this profession. We also arrange Careers Fairs and engineer 'speed dating' events to help you find work as soon as you graduate.
This course is taught at Gloucestershire College (years 1, 2 and 3) and the University of the West of England (years 4 and 5). It is validated by the University of the West of England.
The following modules are indicative of the course structure.
The modules in Year 1 are all core, and common to both the electrical and electronic engineering routes. The year builds a solid base in the principles of digital and analogue electronics, and electrical principles. This is underpinned with the study of mathematics and embedded computer programming. Individual and group laboratory work is used to support and integrate the lectures. Project planning, group work and communication skills, all considered highly important by prospective employers, are an integral part of the year.
Programming in C
In Year 2, you will study further modules in electrical and electronic principles, embedded systems design, programming and Practical Electronics.
Electrical and Electronic Principles B
Embedded Systems Design
In Year 3, you will study further modules in mathematics, signal processing & Circuits, and System Engineering. Systems Engineering exercises develop the themes from the first and second year. The Digital Design introduces hardware development through the design, implementation and verification of a small microprocessor.
Mathematics for Signals & Control
Signal Processing & Circuits
How to apply
To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Year 5
- Year 6
|UCAS Tariff||120 points|
|A level||D - A*||
A-level subjects: Grade C or above in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Points from A-Level
General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels. ·Specific subjects: Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3 ·Relevant subjects: Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Computing, Science, ICT.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||
Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in Mathematics (before you apply, ask us which Maths units you need to do) and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in another science or technology subject; Level 2 credits giving GCSE equivalency (where appropriate) in English Language. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||Baccalaureate IB: 26 points, to include a minimum grade of 6 in higher level Mathematics and a pass at higher level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£18,540||Whole course|
Additional fee information
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