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MEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Aston University
In Birmingham

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Birmingham
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham
  • Start:
    September 2018

Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are now commanding high salaries working for companies including Olympus, HSBC, Hewlett Packard, BAE Systems and Microsoft. Others have started their own businesses or are studying for PhD degrees.


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements AAA - AAB including Maths and Physical Science or Technology


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What you'll learn on the course

Software Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Communication Training
GCSE Physics
Skills and Training
Skills and Training

Course programme

4 years full-time with integrated placement year (fast-track)

UCAS Code: GH64

Typical offer level
A Level:
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma (including A Level Maths at Grade B)
IB: 34 points (including minimum Grade 6 in Maths and Physics at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Maths and physical science or technology A level (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Computer Science)
GCSE: English and Maths Grade C.
More on Admissions Policy

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.

Tuition fees
£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2017/18)
£17,200 for Outside EU students (2017/18)
Placement Year : £2,500 for International Students

More on fees

As this course contains an integrated placement year which includes academic modules taken in a distance learning format, the placement year fee will be £4,500. More on fees

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • This ground-breaking, fast-track, higher level qualification allows to you gain an MEng qualification in 4 years, rather than the traditional 5-year path, making it a more time and cost-effective choice. Designed to stretch our top students, it also includes a 12-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 design of this innovative course emphasises ‘doing’ as well as ‘knowing’, helping you to develop essential practical, intellectual, business and communication skills. This ‘real world’ approach, combined with the beneficial experience you will gain during your placement, will give you a clear competitive edge in the search for graduate employment

    This 4-year MEng aims to meet the requirements of today’s workplace by expanding the breadth and depth of students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design. It also enables the development of essential professional skills.

    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.

    Years 1 & 2

    The first two years are taught alongside the BEng degree.

    Year 1
    • Java Programming Foundations (CS) (CS1310)
    • Java Program Development (CS1410)
    • Digital and Anlogue Electronics (EE1DAE)
    • Electrical Circuit Theory (EE1ECT)
    • Engineering Projects and Entrepreneurship 1 (EE1EPE)
    • Electrical Systems Engineering (EE1ESE)
    • Transition Mathematics for Engineers (SE11EM)
    • Mathematics for First Year Engineers (SE12EM)
    Year 2
    • Software Engineering (CS2020)
    • Operating Systems (CS2230)
    • Human-Computer Interaction (CS2260)
    • Data Structures and Algorithms with Java (CS2310)
    • Analogue Electronics (EE2AEL)
    • Communication Systems (EE2CSY)
    • Digital Programmable Systems (EE2DPS)
    • Electronics Group Design Project (EE2EDP)
    • System Modelling and Computer Control (EE2MCC)
    • Sequential State Machines (EE2SSM)

    Years 3 & 4

    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.

    Year 3 modules

    Core modules:

    • Sustainability for Engineering (BHM367)
    • C Programming for EECS Students (EE3CCS)
    • Digital Transmission and Communication Systems (EE3DDT)
    • Leadership in Engineering (SE4051)

    Optional modules:

    • International Placement Assessment (EE3IPA)
    • MEng International Study Year (EE3MIP)
    • MEng Industrial Placement Year (EE3MPY)
    • Individual Research (EE3RSC)

    Final Year

    In the final year, you can take a broad range of Masters level courses from both electronic engineering and computer science. You will also complete an extended individual project in an area that interests you.

    Core Modules
    • Digital Systems Design (EE3DSD)
    • MEng Final Year Project (EE4PRJ)

    Optional Modules

    • Data Mining (CS3440)
    • Information Security (CS4520)
    • Interaction Design (CS4650)
    • Reliability in Software Engineering (CS4820)
    • Mobile Data Networks (EE4016)
    • Radio Systems and Personal Communications Networks (EE402B)
    • Digital Systems Architectures (EE4DSA)

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