MEng Computer Science and Electronics (GH46)
2016 entryFind a course
|Application method||UCAS/Common Application|
|Course duration||4 year(s) full-time|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available on this course|
|Number of applications for 2014/15||130|
|Number of places for 2016/17||21|
About MEng Computer Science and Electronics
This course is a joint degree between the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It has been designed to meet the needs of the modern computer and electronics industries.
The Bristol area in particular hosts a thriving and world-leading semiconductor design industry with increasing demand for engineering graduates with knowledge of both electronics and computing. Our students benefit from the close collaboration we enjoy with local industry, including the opportunity for an industrial placement in year three.
The course has four core areas:
- Software, Architecture and Protocols
- Signals and Control
- Electronics and Communications
- Transferable Skills.
From the third year onwards you can currently specialise in Microelectronics or Communications. In your final year, you will undertake a solo research project, and take optional subjects to suit your interests.
MEng degrees cover the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status, which denotes a professional engineer.
Find out more about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
- Introduction to Computer Architecture
- Linear Circuits
- Programming and Algorithms
- Discrete Mathematics
- Data structures and algorithms
- Symbols, Patterns and Signals
- Language Engineering
- Digital Systems
- Signals and Systems
- Digital Design, Group Project
- Professional Studies
Selected units from:
- High Performance Computing
- Embedded System Integration
- Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis
- Mobile Communications
- Embedded and Real-Time Systems
- VLSI Design
- Networks and Protocols
- Group Project
- Professional Studies - Professional Awareness
- Industrial Project
- Individual Research Project
- Innovation Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
- A choice of seven units from the following:
- Advanced Computer Architecture
- Fault Tolerant Computing and VLSI Testing
- Robotic Systems
- Speech and Audio Processing
- Advanced Mobile Radio Techniques
- Image and Video Coding
- Advanced DSP and FPGA Implementation
- Broadband Wireless Communications
- Device Interconnect - Principles and Practice.
Further details about the course structure for Electronics
Typical offer for MEng Computer Science and Electronics
(including international A-levels)
|AAA including Mathematics*. An offer of AAB (including A in Mathematics) may be made in exceptional circumstances.|
(including international A-levels)
|AAB including A in Mathematics*|
|IB Diploma||36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics|
|34 overall to include 17 points at Higehr Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics|
|Cambridge Pre-U||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3|
|Access||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Science or Science and Engineering) with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 15 credits at level 3 Mathematics are required with 12 of these at Distinction. The Mathematics units taken should include calculus, algebra and trigonometry. Where possible we recommend taking as many level 3 mathematics credits as possible. A-level Mathematics at grade A.**|
|BTEC||D*DD (Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.**|
|SQA||SH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics|
|Welsh Bacc||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade|
|EB||85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics|
|International qualifications||Qualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country|
|English language requirements||Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:||Grade C in Mathematics and English|
*Preferred second subjects are: Physics, Electronics, Further Maths, Computing, Computer Science, Statistics.
**Where A-level Mathematics is not offered alongside this qualification, please see section 2.2 in the admission statement.
More entry information
- Selection process: UCAS or Common Application
- Deferred entry: Welcomed
- Computer Science admissions statement
- Electronics admissions statement
- More about Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Bristol
- University admissions policies and procedures
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1640
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Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
This course is recognised by the following organisations:
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Key information about this course
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