4 years full time
8 years part time
5 years sandwich programme
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.
In using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, 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.
Nearly 50% of the top 250 Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) companies have a CEO who holds an engineering degree. This programme builds your skills to set you on the road to leadership.
This BEng Hons (Extended) degree programme is identical to the BEng Hons, but also has a foundation year and has a slightly lower entry tariff. The programme meets the educational requirements for registration as an incorporated engineer (IEng). It is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer (CEng).
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.
What you'll study
Applicants from a UK educational background:
You should have 64 UCAS points which should come from A-levels. The points should come from mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject at A2-level. You will also need GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science.
We will also accept:
- AS-levels along with A2-levels
- Alternative qualifications including BTEC and National Diploma. National Diploma applicants that have also successfully completed the additional, core mathematics modules and the extended project (Technical Baccalaureate) are specifically encouraged to apply
- Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or foundation degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2 or later.
General studies and Level 3 Key Skills are not accepted for this degree.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8331 9000.
Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
International applicants will need to show qualifications equivalent to those required for UK student entry requirements. Further to this, applicants should have:
- Successfully completed 12 years of full time education
- The ability to demonstrate competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C)
- The ability to demonstrate English language capability to an equivalent of IELTS 6.0 or above, with no skill below 5.5.
A desire to study in the UK university system is expected, but some applicants may need a year to adapt to the UK higher education system.
For more information, contact email@example.com or +44 (0)20 8331 8136.
We welcome applications from mature students.
Assessment methods include:
- Project-based tasks
- Laboratory experiments
- Formative and summative assignments
- Formal examinations.
Professional recognitionInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation is strongly anticipated.
You will gain the knowledge and skills required for professional roles within computing, engineering and related specialist fields. For example, you could work as a professional engineer in a variety of organisations or start your own business. You could also pursue postgraduate study.
Fees and finance
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