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Bangor University

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: H612
BEng (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-104

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Information systems
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Mathematics at grade C and Physics at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Mathematics at grade B and Physics at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

UCAS tariff points
96-104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This degree covers both the hardware and software engineering aspects of the discipline. During the course you will gain extensive practical experience and we provide good access to interactive computer services. This degree has been accredited by The Institute of Engineering and Technology under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Modules

Year 1: digital circuits and design 1; electronics laboratory 1; mathematics 2; mathematics 3; circuit design; circuit theory; imperative programming in C; systems software and architecture; programming fundamentals; object oriented programming in java; electronics lab. Year 2: algorithm design; engineering analysis 1; engineering analysis 2; digital circuits 2; sensors and instrumentation; VLSI design; electronics laboratory 2; project planning and management; computer networks; operating systems and concurrency; data structures and algorithms. Year 3: signal processing; control systems; electromagnetics; pattern recognition and neural networks; individual project; microwave systems; information and coding for communications; nonlinear circuits and chaos; data networks and distributed systems; business process re-engineering (BEng only).

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
52%
48%

Year 1

35%
65%

Year 2

36%
64%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
38%
40%
22%

Year 1

44%
43%
13%

Year 2

59%
28%
13%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 84% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
56% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 91% MED
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

51%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are information technology technicians

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. Be realistic with these degrees – opportunities are not spread throughout the country and you might struggle, for example, to get an information systems job outside the larger cities.
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