MEng Computer Science and Electronics (GH46)

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UCAS code GH46
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 18 overall for Joint Honours Computer Science and Electronics courses

About MEng Computer Science and Electronics

This is a joint programme between the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering, designed to meet the needs of the computing and electronics industries. The course provides full accreditation for the qualification of Chartered Engineer.

The Bristol area is home to a range of thriving and world-leading semiconductor design companies who contribute to our curriculum design as well as hosting industry-based projects.

The first two years cover the foundations of computing and electronics, equipping you to work confidently in both software and hardware. Year three includes a major project, either based in industry, or industry-inspired and undertaken in the University. The fourth year allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests through your of choice of individual project and option subjects.

More about Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Find out more about studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Introduction to Computer Architecture
  • Linear Circuits
  • Electronics
  • Programming and Algorithms l
  • Programming and Algorithms ll
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Discrete Mathematics

Second year

  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Symbols, Patterns and Signals
  • Language Engineering
  • Digital Systems
  • Signals and Systems
  • Communications
  • Digital Design, Group Project
  • Electronics
  • Professional Studies

Third year

  • Industrial Project
  • Digital Filters and Spectral Analysis
  • A choice of five units from:
    • Communication Systems
    • Cryptography
    • Design Verification
    • High Performance Computing
    • Image Processing and Computer Vision
    • Introduction to Machine Learning
    • Mobile Communications
    • Networking Protocol Principles

Fourth year

  • Individual Research Project
  • A choice of eight units from:
    • Advanced Computer Architecture
    • Advanced DSP & FPGA Implementation
    • Advanced Mobile Radio Techniques
    • Biosensors
    • Broadband Wireless Communications
    • Cloud Computing
    • Device Interconnect - Principles and Practice
    • Image and Video Coding
    • Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
    • Interactive Devices
    • Robotic Systems
    • Speech and Audio Processing
    • VLSI Design
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Typical offer for MEng Computer Science and Electronics - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
AAA including Mathematics*. An offer of AAB (including A in Mathematics) may be made in exceptional circumstances.
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAB  including A in Mathematics*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 overall to include 18 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
34 overall to include 17 points at Higher Level with 6 in Higher Level Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass 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 offer DDD (Engineering) plus A-level Mathematics at grade A.**
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AAAAB and AH: AA including Mathematics
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall with 8.5 in Mathematics
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*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 admissions statement.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade C in Mathematics and English. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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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.

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