About This Course
This degree covers both the hardware and software engineering aspects of the discipline. During the course you will gain extensive practical experience and we provide good access to interactive computer services.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineers.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- We have a long history of expertise in electronic engineering and now offer a rich range of modules.
- We have 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 objectoriented programming.
- Electronic Engineering at Bangor is ranked 4th in the UK for Research Outputs.
- We offer you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between Year 2 and Year 3. Individual projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company – providing you with advantages when seeking employment.
- We are 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.
- There is high demand from international employers for graduates.
- We have a 95% employability rating.
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.
What will you study on this course?
Please see below.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Computer Systems Engineering Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
There are no additional course costs.
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2020 entry:
Offers are tariff based, 112 - 128 tariff points from Level 3 qualifications* e.g.:
- A Levels (including a minimum C grade in Maths and a minimum grade C in Physics or Electronics)
- International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in Maths and Physics)
- BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering: DMM - DDM**.
- City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering: DMM - DDM**.
- Access (considered case by case)
- Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
- Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering: DMM - DDM**
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here.
We also welcome applications from mature applicants.
*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.
**Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.
If you do not have these qualifications see the following BSc programmes: Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) or Computer Systems Engineering BSc (Hons)
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
This course 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.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.