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Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering

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


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Computer systems engineering

This integrated degree in Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering will provide you with the skills needed to work with both software and hardware to design exciting electronic and computer-based systems. Embedded systems are ubiquitous in the modern world and their use will grow with the advent of the Internet of Things and the needs of Industry 4.0.

You will gain a thorough grounding in electrical and electronic theory, signals and systems as well as computer programming. You will cover embedded system programming as well as networks and cyber security, addressing the professional and ethical considerations of digitisation.

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.

This programme is seeking accreditation with the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer. The course has been designed to meet the needs of accreditation and with a view to back dating the effective date to include all students who graduate from the programme.

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
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of 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

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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