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University of Greenwich

Cybernetics (Extended)

UCAS Code: 65H0

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

Entry requirements


A-level: 16 Points from Mathematics, a physical science or a numerate subject. General Studies/Level 3 Key Skills not accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.

BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering (required: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Pass) or related subject.

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


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

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2020

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Systems engineering

Our extended cybernetics degree focuses on a cutting-edge area of computer engineering. It includes a foundation year to give you study skills and requires lower entry points than our standard BEng.

Our extended cybernetics degree focuses on the area of computer engineering known as the Internet of Things, smart interconnected devices and intelligent systems embedded in the world around us. As well as covering the fundamentals of engineering, this degree will give you specialist knowledge in artificial intelligence for engineering systems and user-centred design.

You should graduate with everything you need to become a pioneer and innovator in the field of cybernetics. Career choices include roles in technology, engineering and computing. A number of our former students have opted to create their own companies.

Modules

Year 0
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits)
Professional and Personal Development (30 credits)
Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits)
Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Design and Materials (30 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)
Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Electrical Circuits (15 credits)
Materials for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (15 credits)
Control and Instrumentation (15 credits)
Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)
Programming for Engineers (15 credits)
Sensors and Networks (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

Individual Project (30 credits)
Advanced Computer Engineering (30 credits)
Advanced Analogue and High Frequency Electronics (15 credits)
Hardware Systems and Control (15 credits)
Network Routing Management (15 credits)
Engineering Professional Skills 3 (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Examinations
Coursework

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Medway (University Campus)

Department:

Engineering Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

After graduation


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Electrical and electronic 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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
78%
low
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
16%
Engineering professionals
16%
Information technology technicians

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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