Electronic Engineering at Bangor achieved excellent results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise and was placed second in the UK.
Computer Systems Engineering BSc (Hons)
This Computer Systems Engineering course is a three-year honours degree, preparing you for a professional career in electronics and computer systems design. This Computer Systems Engineering degree has been designed especially for candidates without the usual qualifications in Mathematics and Physics to be able to pursue their interest in electronics and computer science to degree level. You will get a thorough grounding in all the latest techniques in analogue and digital electronics as well as modules in software development and computer science, together with training in professional skills, project management techniques and an intensive preparation in maths and science for electronics. You will gain extensive practical experience to ensure that you develop sound practical skills as well as a thorough theoretical knowledge.
Why choose Bangor for this Computer Systems Engineering?
- We are ranked 2nd in the UK for researh (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 particularly rich range of modules.
- We have a strong research base in optoelectronics, communications, data storage systems, microelectronics, bioelectronics and materials science, control systems and instrumentation.
- You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. As well as large, well equipped teaching laboratories, the School of Electronic Engineering has several research laboratory areas and houses the UK National Centre for Laser Micromachining (UK-LMC)
- Our School is a lively community with well-equipped computer rooms using industry-standard software and its own reference library.
- You will be taught by staff who are experienced electronic engineers and who maintain links with industry to ensure that courses reflect recent developments.
- We also have staff who specialise in teaching mathematics for engineers, and students on the BSc in Electronics will have extra tuition in mathematics and science as part of their course.
- 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.
- There is high demand from international employers for graduates who have completed this course.
What will I study on this Computer Systems Engineering?
- Circuit Theory
- Circuit Design
- Digital Circuits and Design
- Mathematics 1
- Mathematics 2
- Mathematics 3
- Electronics Laboratory 1 (20 credits)
- Java Programming 1 and 2
- Systems Software and Architecture
- Introduction to Databases
- Digital Circuits 2
- Sensors and Instrumentation
- VLSI Design
- Englineering 1 and 2
- Electronics Laboratory 2 (20 credits, group project)
- Project Planning and Management
- Database Management Systems
- Operating Systems and Concurrency
- Algorithm Design
- Advanced Java Programming
- Signal Processing
- Control Systems
- Nonlinear Circuits and Chaos
- Information and Coding
- Individual Project (30 credits)
- Business Process Re-Engineering
- Computer Security
- Quality Value and TQM
- Data Networks and Distributed Systems
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change annually.
How will I learn?
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 complete numerical problem-solving exercises.
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 on some of the experiments and the final-year project also contribute to your marks.
The common core of electronics knowledge and skills covered in the course combined with specialist knowledge in hardware means that graduates will have enviable career prospects: many will take up electronic or computer systems designer posts, or work for government or private research.
UCAS course code: H600 BSc/CSE
Length: 3 years
- 200 UCAS tariff points in ANY SUBJECTS at A-level, Scottish or Irish Highers or National Diploma (Electronics, Design and Technology, Physics and Maths welcome, but not essential), plus GCSE (or equivalent) in Science, Maths and English or Welsh Language at Grade C.
- 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.
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