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University of Bath

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: GH46

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A-A*,A,B

AAA or A*AB including A in Mathematics and a second science or technology subject If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. Alternative A level offer: AAB including A in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:3

A pass the Access to HE Diploma (in Science or Engineering), with at least 36 credits achieved at Distinction and 3 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include 12 credits from Mathematics units (including calculus) achieved at Distinction.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3-D2,D3,M1

D3, D3, D3 or D2, D3, M1 in three principal subjects including D3 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject. Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer: D3, D3, M1 including D3 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 or 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Mathematics and one other science or technology subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*D*-DDD

D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF)/ Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma. D*DD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF)/ Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus grade A in AS level Mathematics. DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF)/ Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma plus grade A in A level Mathematics. We are able to consider the above qualifications in Engineering. If you are studying a BTEC qualification, you must be studying and achieve a Distinction in the following units: Extended Diploma (QCF): Mathematics for Engineering Technicians and Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians Extended Diploma (RQF): Further Engineering Mathematics It is preferable that you are studying Mathematics at AS or A level. Your offer will be based on the type and level of qualifications that you are taking. If your application looks suitable and you are not studying an AS or A level in Mathematics alongside your BTEC, then you may be invited to an interview as part of the selection process. We may be able to consider an application from you if you are studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) in Applied Science, IT or Music Technology/Production alongside an A level in Mathematics. In addition to our essential GCSE requirements in English, we also prefer you to have: grade B or 4 in GCSE Mathematics and two science subjects.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers including Mathematics and one other science or technology subject plus AAAAB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-144

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

57%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Electrical and electronic engineering

Computer science

Combine electronic engineering expertise with advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software skills to develop the computer systems of tomorrow.Our course prepares you for a career in an advancing field at the interface of engineering and computing. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of modern computer systems, software engineering, computer graphics and embedded programming to become a systems-level expert.Learning the foundations of electronic, electrical and computer principles gives you a broad understanding of the subject. Later in your degree, you can specialise in an area of choice with units including embedded electronic systems, computational intelligence or electronic design.Working with the latest digital technology, you'll design systems such as embedded microprocessors in modern mobile devices or high-performing computers. You'll learn how to use industry standard programming and hardware design languages, operating systems and applications. Group and individual projects give you the technical, business and management skills to solve engineering problems relevant to industry.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

TEF rating:

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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.

79%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering
80%
high
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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

Computer science

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

88%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

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.

£29,500
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Engineering professionals
25%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. 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 electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. 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.

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.

£30,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
77%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

88%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
2%
Teaching and educational professionals
2%
Engineering professionals
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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£29k

£29k

£36k

£36k

£38k

£38k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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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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