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Computer Engineering, BEng Hons

 

Overview

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.

Career development

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.

Accreditation

This BEng degree programme is three years in full-time mode and 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).

Please see MEng programme if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

Outcomes

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

 

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • 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 courses.

  • Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (15 credits)
  • Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)
  • Mobile Applications for Engineering (15 credits)
  • Programming for Engineers (15 credits)
  • Sensors and Networks (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers
  • Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Option Set 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Management & Communications (30 credits)
  • Advanced Computer Engineering (30 credits)
  • Final Year Project (BEng) (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Information & Network Security Engineering (15 credits)
  • Advanced Database Applications (15 credits)
  • Database Security and Administration (15 credits)
  • Advanced Hardware Systems & Design (30 credits)
  • Wireless Data Technologies (15 credits)
Option Set 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Management & Communications (30 credits)
  • Advanced Computer Engineering (30 credits)
  • Final Year Project (BEng) (30 credits)

Students are also required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Advanced Hardware Systems & Design (30 credits)
Option Set 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Management & Communications (30 credits)
  • Advanced Computer Engineering (30 credits)
  • Final Year Project (BEng) (30 credits)

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment methods include:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the DETC 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.

Careers

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.

 

Extra information

Assessment

Assessment methods include:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.

Careers

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.

 

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