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Queen's University Belfast

Computer Science

UCAS Code: G402

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A,A,B

AAB to include Mathematics, Computing or Software Systems Development OR AAB to include Chemistry, ICT, Physics, Technology or Double Award Applied ICT (Not Single Award). GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C. A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation.

Considered on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions and Access Service for further advice at: admissions@qub.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Successful completion of IB Diploma with 34 points overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Mathematics. OR Successful completion of IB Diploma with 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level to include Higher Level Chemistry or Physics.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3-H2,H3,H3,H3,H4,H4


H2H3H3H3H3H3 at Higher Level to include H3 Mathematics. OR H2H2H3H3H3H3 at Higher Level to include H3 Chemistry or Physics + Ordinary Level Mathematics grade 04.

Successful completion of BTEC National Extended Diploma (180 Credits at Level 3) with 160 credits at Distinction and 20 credits at Merit. Must be relevant National Extended Diploma – normally Computing, IT Practioners. Other National Extended Diplomas considered on an individual basis. GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Considered on an individual basis taking into account performance in Scottish Highers. Students with good results in their Scottish Highers will be considered if they are taking a relevant Advanced Higher subject.

UCAS Tariff

136-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Computer science

Computer Science is the way in which we can transform the way we will live in the future. It will shape the technology that people will interact with on a daily basis. In the future, virtually all of the ways we communicate, interact, travel and do business will have been improved by computer science. The world will need computer scientists. It is particularly concerned with the specification, design, construction and use of computer systems. It embraces subject areas such as software engineering, hardware architecture and design, information systems, communications, graphics, simulation and modelling, artificial intelligence and human-computer interaction. Computer systems are often highly complex in nature and must be reliable in operation, and our Computer Science degree programmes provide knowledge and expertise in many of the concepts and approaches which are required to design and maintain such systems.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,160
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,160
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Queen's University Belfast

Department:

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Computer science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
3%
Chief executives and senior officials
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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