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University of East Anglia UEA

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: HG65

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or ABC Including one A-level in Mathematics, Computing, Physics, Electronics or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

With 12 level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

with Higher Level 5 in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics or Economics. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

DDM

Acceptable in an IT or Science-based subject. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including grade A in Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics or Economics. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer systems engineering

**About This Course**

How do everyday items like cars, mobile phones, games consoles and washing machines work? How can we use computer science to control equipment and machinery in the food and oil industries? On this course you will master computer science and discover how to apply it to hardware – such as embedded devices, networks and electronics.

If you have an interest in computing, whether it’s through building your own hardware or writing your own code, this course is for you. You should also be passionate about the contribution computing can and does make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, and society as a whole. And you should already follow the exciting developments of the field in the press and on blogs, and be excited about contributing your own ideas and creativity to this always-evolving sector.

**Overview**

This degree is highly practical, allowing you to combine your interest in computing science with hardware-based subjects such as electronics, embedded devices and networking. Crucially, it will give you the flexibility to deepen your knowledge in specialised areas or explore a broader range of subjects.

You’ll start by mastering computer programming using various languages and on different platforms, giving you a solid grounding in software. You’ll build on this by focusing on hardware – including looking at computer architectures and networks, not just in PCs but in a range of devices. Underpinning this will be the practical study of electronics, and you’ll develop your skills in circuit design and construction too. You will also have options to take subjects such as cyber security and audio and visual processing.

Your final year project will allow you to bring all of this work together to focus on a particular real-world problem.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Modules

In Year 1, you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Java programming, Databases and Computing Principles. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Architectures and Operating Systems, Embedded Systems and Software Engineering. Optional modules include Advanced Sound and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Systems Analysis.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Computing Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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