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University of Greenwich

Computer Engineering

UCAS Code: GG4Q

Master of Engineering - MEng

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

UCAS Tariff

128

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Systems engineering

Computing is no longer restricted to desktop computers and business environments, but has become an integral part of the way we live. This is a rapidly advancing industry and there is a clear need for a new generation of computing professionals that can adapt to these changes and develop the software, hardware and networking solutions of the future.

Unlike traditional computer science degrees, you will not simply be taught strict theoretical programming. This degree programme will allow you hands on, practical experience in developing and using applications for a range of computing platforms and hardware.

This degree programme will teach you how computers work and how to create the applications that run on them. For example, you will have the opportunity to develop applications for robots, embedded and real-time systems, and other innovative ICTs. You will also learn how industry standard tools and techniques can be used to find and develop solutions to many of the challenges in this area of engineering.
The aims of the programme are:

To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future computer and ICT technologies, methods and standards
To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new computer-based engineering solutions
To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within computing, engineering, ICT and associated specialist fields, including management roles.

Modules

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Design and Materials (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)
Learning Support & Development for Engineering Programmes
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (15 credits)
Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)
Mobile Applications for Engineering (15 credits)
Programming for Engineers (15 credits)
Sensors and Networks (15 credits)
Software Engineering (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers
Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Individual Project (30 credits)
Advanced Computer Engineering (15 credits)
Hardware Systems and Control (15 credits)
Network Routing Management (15 credits)
Web Systems Engineering (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 3 (30 credits)
Year 4
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Advanced Database Applications (15 credits)
Database Security and Administration (15 credits)
Research Methodology (15 credits)
Real-Time Embedded Systems (15 credits)
Design of Embedded Systems (15 credits)
Strategy & Management (15 credits)
Individual Project (30) (30 credits)

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include:

Project-based tasks
Laboratory experiments
Formative and summative assignments
Formal examinations.

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
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Engineering Science

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.

73%
med
Systems engineering

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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

75%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
78%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
16%
Engineering professionals
16%
Information technology technicians
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Systems engineering

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

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

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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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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