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University of Bath

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: GHK6
BEng (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Electronic & electrical engineering
  • Computer science
Student score
86% HIGH
73% MED
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£26.5k HIGH
£27k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Typical Offer: A2: AAB including grade A in Mathematics or Physics and grade B in a second science or technology subject. Alternate Offers: ABB including grade A in Mathematics or Physics and grade B in a second science or technology subject. plus one of the following: o Grade A in an EPQ o Grade B in the Welsh Bacc Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate o Grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

36 overall with 6,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6,6 in Higher Level Mathematics and one other science or technology subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

£9,250

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

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to programming in MATLAB; circuit theory; mathematics 1; engineering physics; electronic laboratory techniques; microprocessors and interfaces; digital electronics; signals, systems and communications; mathematics 2; energy systems and the environment. Year 2: Systems requirements and design; signal processing; operating systems and structured programming and circuits; digital systems design; system requirements and design; communication principles; control systems; group design and professional engineering practice 2; radio and optical communications. Year 3: Industrial placement year. Year 4: Digital audio and signal processing; fundamentals of computer graphics; digital network and protocols; group design and business project; a range of optional units.

University of Bath

The campus Bath University

At Bath we are known for excellence in teaching and research, a superb student experience, and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath is a top five UK university (Guardian University Guide 2018) and ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. All our degrees offer placement options and 86% of our employed first degree graduates move into top-level jobs. 

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
35%
65%

Year 1

34%
66%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
66%
27%
7%

Year 1

65%
35%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

45%
55%

Year 4

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 90%
Student score 86% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
17% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
17% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
449 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £26.5k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

9%

Graduates who are engineering professionals

47%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession has made things difficult for graduates in this subject and you would normally expect a lower unemployment rate – but most graduates do get jobs quite quickly after university, and starting salaries are pretty good. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the oil and gas industries, electronics and the car and aerospace industries. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification – this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.
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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 76%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

99%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

88%

Staff are good at explaining things

84%

Received sufficient advice and support

68%

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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
23% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
16% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
486 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £27k HIGH
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

87%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

3%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

2%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade – unemployment rates for graduates with good grades can be half those of graduates with slightly poorer degree classes. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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