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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: G801

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


112 points with minimum grades BC to include Mathematics or Physics

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30,P:0

112 points, other grade combinations accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2

Other grade combinations totalling 112 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

To include 6 Distinctions from Mathematics or Physics modules

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

To include 6 Distinctions from Mathematics or Physics modules

112 points with minimum grades CD to include grade C in Mathematics or Physics

UCAS Tariff

112

112 points with minimum grades BC grades at A level or equivalent, to include B in Mathematics or Physics

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

C

112 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade BC, including B grade in Mathematics or Physics. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Computer systems engineering

This integrated degree in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering crosses the boundaries between hardware and software to prepare you to design and develop exciting electronic and computer-based systems. You will gain a thorough grounding in electrical and electronic theory, signals and systems, as well as computer programming. You will study advanced topics such as embedded system programming and networks and cyber security, addressing the professional and ethical considerations of digitisation. Our brand new, dedicated Electronic Systems Lab will offer you an immersive experience in the full range of automation and autonomous system techniques, embedded system development, and their broad application.

The skills you gain during the course will equip you for graduate roles in this expanding sector. The programme is industry focused, offering opportunities for industrial placements. Students will be encouraged to undertake an optional year out in industry to complement their studies with real world experience of engineering work in a commercial environment.

The course is designed to allow accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, thus establishing graduates on the path to becoming a Chartered Engineer. Careers in engineering can be rewarding and diverse. You will have access to a range of career options across a variety of sectors, such as the electronic industry, telecommunications, computer systems engineering, software development, robotics and computer vision.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cardiff Met - Llandaff

Department:

Computing, Information Systems and International Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

After graduation


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Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£23,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
44%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Engineering professionals
17%
Design occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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