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The award
BEng

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1820 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 18000 per year

All study options

About Computer & Electronic Systems at Faculty of Science, University of Strathclyde

Why this course?

What do 3D TV, digital cameras, smart phones, the iPad and sports instant replay have in common? They're all examples of technology which have been developed combining skills from both Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. These subjects have become increasingly intertwined in recent years, so there is a need for engineers with the ability to create and embed intelligence into the products and systems of the future.

Engineers with operational and technical expertise in both electronics and software engineering are needed to design the next generation of computer apps, interactive vehicle robotic agents that monitor driver information and respond accordingly, or digital cinema technology. This degree is designed to produce these skilled professional engineers.

We have very high student satisfaction and graduate employment rates, and offer an extensive industry-supported scholarship programme.

This is one of the few UK degrees with triple accreditation from the IET, BCS and Science Council.

What you'll study

Year 1

You'll learn the fundamental principles and concepts in electronic engineering, mathematics and computer science classes.

Years 2 & 3

You'll build on this base while being introduced to programming languages and techniques, computer communications and hardware and software engineering systems.

Year 4

You'll choose specialist topics to match your personal career aspirations. Topics include multimedia information, embedded systems, AI techniques, e-commerce and computer security.

It is possible to transfer from BEng to MEng after any year.

Top-ranked departments

The course is run jointly by the departments of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, and Computer & Information Sciences.

Electronic & Electrical Engineering is one of the premier providers of electronic & electrical engineering education in the UK, renowned for its teaching and research quality, student satisfaction ratings and excellent graduate employment rates.  It provides the specialist theoretical and practical training in electronics, communications design and operation, hardware engineering systems, image/video processing and robotics.

Computer & Information Sciences is consistently ranked in the top five departments for its discipline subjects in Scotland and delivers the specialised teaching in computer programming, artificial intelligence, information sciences and software engineering.

Facilities

Students have exclusive access to our extensive computing network, and purpose built teaching spaces including high voltage facilities, and student design and project labs equipped with the latest technologies.

Accreditation

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) - this programme is CEng accredited and fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc. In addition, the programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

Accredited by the British Computer Society on behalf of the Science Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Key facts

  • UCAS code: GH46
  • Accreditation:Institution of Engineering and Technology, British Computer Society, Science Council
  • Scholarships:access to annual bursaries & scholarship schemes
  • Study abroad:possible in Year 3
  • Study abroad options:Europe, Americas, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Australia

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

Scotland/EU

  • 2017/18 - £1,820

Rest of UK

  • 2017/18 - £9,250

Bachelor degrees at Strathclyde will cost £9,250 a year, but the total amount payable will be capped at £27,750 for students on a four-year Bachelors programme. Students studying on integrated Masters degree programmes - for example MSci, MEng and MPharm - will pay £9,250 for the Masters year.

International

  • 2017/18 - £18,000

Scholarships

The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) can help you with funding and getting relevant work experience while you study, through its industry-supported scholarship programme. More than 200 students currently benefit from this. They receive annual bursaries, paid summer placements and company mentoring from key UK and global employers including Rolls-Royce, ScottishPower, Wood Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Xilinx.

Details of all the scholarships on offer each year are highlighted at a scholarship seminar in week three of Semester 1. In addition, each October we host a scholarships fair, providing the opportunity for you to meet potential sponsors face-to-face. You can learn more about the funding and work experience prospects, build useful contacts for the future and develop industry-specific knowledge through visiting the companies' exhibitions and presentations.

Department scholarships

FM Bruce Scholarships

These scholarships, established to foster the next generation of world-class engineers, were given in honour of a distinguished former head of department and professor of power engineering. Up to 15 awards of £500 each towards tuition fees or course expenses are available for first-year students.

IET Power Academy

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world's leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. Its awards programme rewards and celebrates excellence and innovation. The Power Academy is just one of their prestigious scholarship schemes for undergraduate students.

The academy brings together eight leading UK universities, key power sector organisations with support from the IET, Energy & Utility Skills, and National Skills Academy for Power, to deliver a scholarship fund combining financial support with work placements.

We are the only university department in Scotland to be a member of the Power Academy.

Between 50 to 60 awards are on offer. Benefits include a bursary of £2,200 for each year of study, a contribution towards tuition fees, books and software, and a paid summer placement with the company sponsor.  Industry mentoring is provided through a series of local and national networking events, including the annual Power Academy Seminar which brings together leading academic and industry experts.

Company partners:

  • ABB
  • Atkins Global
  • BAE Systems
  • Costain
  • CCFE
  • London Underground
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • National Grid
  • Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE)
  • Northern Powergrid
  • Rolls-Royce
  • RWE npower
  • ScottishPower
  • Siemens
  • SSE
  • UK Power Networks
  • Western Power Distribution

Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarships

Students are also eligible for a range of other awards offered by the Faculty of Engineering's Undergraduate Scholarship Programme, the University and external professional bodies.

Lloyd's Register Foundation Scholarships

The Lloyd's Register Foundation is a charity which supports the advancement of engineering-related education, and funds research and development that enhances safety of life at seas, on land and in the air. The EEE department is one of three participating in this scholarship scheme.

A total of nine awards of £3,000 each as a contribution towards tuition fees, are on offer across the three departments. All students in Years 2 to 4 of our undergraduate degrees are eligible. We inform students of when applications can be submitted and selection is based on academic performance.

Sagentia Scholarships

Sagentia is a global technology and product development services company with over 27 years' experience. The company has over 150 scientists, engineers and market experts and is a part of the Sagentia Group; with headquarters in Cambridge, UK and offices in London, Boston, Houston and Dubai. Their clients range from start-ups through to global market leaders in the medical, industrial, oil & gas, and consumer sectors.

Ten awards of £2,500 per annum, with selected paid placements, are on offer and students will be competing with those from other institutions. Check the Sagentia website for details on course eligibility and how to apply.

ScottishPower Engineering Excellence Scholarships

ScottishPower Retail & Generation employs more than 3,000 people within the UK and brings a dynamic set of departments together under one umbrella, all with the desire to deliver outstanding service to their customers.

Normally two awards of £2,000 each with a paid summer placement are available and third year students on this degree are eligible to apply.

Additional fees 

Course materials & costs 

There is no charge for lecture notes or equipment.  Students are supplied with 500 free print units - but must purchase any additional units.  However, most coursework is submitted electronically.  

Books are recommended, but not a compulsory purchase.  The department ensures that the University library is stocked with copies of textbooks.  

Please note: All fees shown are annual and may be subject to an increase each year. Find out more about fees.

How can I fund my studies?

Students from Scotland and the EU

If you're a Scottish or EU student, you may be able to apply to the Student Award Agency Scotland (SAAS) to have your tuition fees paid by the Scottish government. Scottish students may also be eligible for a bursary and loan to help cover living costs while at University.

For more information on funding your studies have a look at our University Funding page.

Students from England, Wales & Northern Ireland

We have a generous package of bursaries on offer for students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales

You don't need to make a separate application for these. When your place is confirmed at Strathclyde, we'll assess your eligibility.Have a look at our scholarship search for any more funding opportunities.

International Students (Non UK, EEA)

We have a number of scholarships available to international students. Take a look at our scholarship search to find out more.

Available scholarships

We have a wide range of scholarships available. Have a look at our scholarship search to find a scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum grades

Required subjects are indicated following minimum accepted grades.

Highers

AAAB (Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)

A Levels

Year 1 entry: BBB (Maths, Physics)

Typical entry requirements: ABB

Year 2 entry: ABB (Maths, Physics, Computing)

Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

32 (Maths HL5, Physics HL5)

HNC/HND

Year 1 entry: relevant HNC, Engineering Maths 1 - 3, Graded Unit A

Year 2 entry: relevant HND, Engineering Maths 1 - 4, High Level Software Engineering, Analogue Electronic Principles, Combinational Logic, Sequential Logic, AA in Graded Units 1 & 2

Contact our Academic Selectors for further details before applying.

Additional information

Widening access

We want to increase opportunities for people from every background. Strathclyde selects our students based on merit, potential and the ability to benefit from the education we offer. We look for more than just your grades. We consider the circumstances of your education and will make lower offers to certain applicants as a result.

Find out if you can benefit from this type of offer.

International students

Find out entry requirements for your country.

Degree preparation course for international students

We offer international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree at Strathclyde the option of completing an Undergraduate Foundation year programme at the International Study Centre.

You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today.

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