Electronic Engineering at Bangor achieved excellent results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise and was placed second in the UK.
Computer Systems Engineering BEng or MEng (Hons)
These two Computer Systems Engineering degree courses cover both the hardware and software engineering aspects of the discipline. During the Computer Systems Engineering degree you will gain extensive practical experience and we provide good access to interactive computer services. The MEng involves study for an extra year and provides a more in-depth study of the subject.
This degree has been accredited by The Institute of Engineering and Technology under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Why choose Bangor?
- We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research (RAE).
- All undergraduate students receive a free laptop, installed with the latest Electronic Design Automation software.
- We have a long history of expertise in electronic engineering and now offer a rich range of modules
- Our courses are strengthened by close links with the computer industry and a strong research base in real-time and embedded systems, parallel processing, software engineering, image processing, databases, intelligent systems and object-oriented programming.
- Students may be eligible for School of Electronic Engineering Scholarships of up to £1500. There are also other scholarships and bursaries available, including the Drapers' Bursary. Contact the admissions tutor for more details.
- We offer you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between the second and third years. Individual projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company - providing you with advantages when seeking employment.
- Our School is a lively community with well-equipped laboratories, networked computers using industry-standard software and its own reference library.
- This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology - you will gain exemption from the admission examinations enabling you to apply for membership and, in due course, become a Chartered Engineer. It is also recognised by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI).
- There is high demand from international employers for graduates who have completed this course.
What will I study?
- Digital Circuits and Design 1
- Introduction to Data Communications
- Electronics Laboratory 1
- Mathematics 2
- Mathematics 3
- Circuit Design
- Circuit Theory
- Computer Systems 1
- Java Programming 1 + 2
- Systems Software and Architecture
- Electronics Lab
- Algorithm Design
- Engineering Analysis 1
- Engineering Analysis 2
- Digital Circuits 2
- Sensors and Instrumentation
- VLSI Design
- Electronics Laboratory 2
- Project Planning and Management
- Data Communications and Networks
- Operating Systems and Concurrency
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Signal Processing
- Control Systems
- Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks
- Computer and Network Security
- Individual Project
- Information and Coding for Communications
- Nonlinear Circuits and Chaos
- Data Networks and Distributed Systems
- Business Process Re-engineering (BEng only)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Advanced Sensor Systems
- Broadband Communications Systems
- Data Networks and Communications
- Mobile Communication Systems
- Quality, Value and TQM
- Business Process Re-engineering
- MEng Team Project
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change annually.
How will I learn?
For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.
You will spend about 12 hours in lectures and 8 in laboratories each week. You will also have 4 tutorials in each module and have to write up experiments, work on software design and carry out various other problem-solving assignments.
You will have an examination for each module at the end of the semester. Some modules have coursework assessment as well. Your laboratory work books, technical reports and the individual project also contribute to your marks.
These courses will prepare you for a variety of careers in software and hardware design, communications and networking, computer applications, engineering management, computer sales and marketing. The problem-solving and analytical skills developed in the subject are also highly valued by many other professions. Some of our graduates continue their studies at postgraduate level.
UCAS course codes: H612 BEng/CSE; H617 MEng/CSE
Length: 3 years (BEng); 4 years (MEng)
- 240-260 points (300-320 for MEng) including grade C in Maths and Physics (or equivalent) at A2
- BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, 240-260 points (300-320 for MEng)
- We are happy to accept the International Baccalaureate and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
- We encourage applications from mature students and consider these on an individual basis. Please contact the admissions tutor for more information.
- If you do not have these qualifications see the following BSc programmes: Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) or Computer Systems Engineering BSc (Hons)
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