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BEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science

Aston University Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

After coming to visit the University, Aston felt like the right choice. As a mature student, I felt Aston was well situated in Birmingham, whether I chose to live on or off campus.”

Jonathan Taylor
BSc Computing Science

Entry requirements

AAA - AAB including Maths and Physical Science or Technology

To gain the competitive edge over its global rivals British industry and commerce needs trained computer systems engineers with skills in both hardware and software who can assess, contribute to, harness and influence the growth of information technology.
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Electronic & Electrical Engineering ranks in the top 5 in the UK for both staff to student ration, and the proportion of graduates achieving a 2:1 or higher (2015 Guardian University Guide)
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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
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Association with the Aston Institute pf Photonic Technologies
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Electronic and Electrical Engineering is ranked top 10 in the UK (2015 Guardian University Guide)

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: GH46

Typical offer level
A Level:
BBB-ABB
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points (ideally Maths and Physics at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Maths and physical science or technology A level (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Computer Science)
GCSE: English Grade C
A suitable combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements 

Tuition fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2017/18)                             
£17,200 for Outside EU students (2017/18)

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Contact

EAS Undergraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)121 204 3400
engineering@aston.ac.uk

Computer systems have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live with new technology developing every week.

Modern digital electronics and computing systems and desirable gadgets are all pervasive in commerce, industry and the home. They form one of the most rapidly changing and influential technologies in modern society.

To gain the competitive edge over its global rivals British industry and commerce needs trained computer systems engineers with skills in both hardware and software who can assess, contribute to, harness and influence the growth of information technology.

The EECS course at Aston aims to meet this challenge by expanding the breadth and depth of our students’ knowledge in electronics, internet technology, computing, digital systems and software design and by encouraging the development of essential professional skills.

You will gain a solid grounding in software engineering and computing systems which will be complemented by engineering expertise in digital electronics and telecommunications. The emphasis is on gaining a specialist and extremely valuable set of skills that form a bridge between the hardware and software specialist; to achieve this you will study computing and electronics with single honours students from the electronic engineering and computer science subject groups.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 - Optional placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

Final Year

Core modules:
Optional Modules: 

You will benefit from a range of teaching methods and learning styles, including formal lectures; laboratory and design classes, and seminars; computing classes; small groups tutorials with a personal tutor; computer-aided learning and virtual learning environments.  You can expect an exciting learning experience with practical work and taught material integrated throughout the degree course.

During the year you will find a sequence of formative assessments to re-enforce and enhance the taught material. The overall assessment is a collation of marks from examination, classroom and laboratory exercises, internet-based practical assessments and oral presentations.

If you are predicted to achieve 3 A's at A Level and are planning to join an IET accredited BEng/MEng engineering or technology degree course in Autumn 2013 then you qualify for the IET Jubilee Scholarship worth £1000 a year.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply click this link

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Our courses have been developed in collaboration with the electronics and telecommunications professions. All courses in the Electronic Engineering Academic Group are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE). The BEng Electronic Engineering & Computer Science is also accredited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
As a student of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science you can choose to opt for a four year sandwich course and incorporate an integrated year of paid industrial placement with an electronics or computing company. The placement will allow you to gain invaluable professional experience, improve your attractiveness to employers and will help you make a more informed judgement about your future career.

Our current and recent placement employers include companies in the UK and abroad such as: BNFL, ConocoPhillips, GSK, Kraft, Alfa Laval, Thames Water, AMEC and 3M.

Find out more about placement years at Aston.

You will have access to an extensive network of computer facilities including high performance PCs for industrial standard ECAD, suites of PCs, Unix workstations and Multimedia capable Macs for day-to-day work and a large number of embedded processors for lab work. These resources are complemented by specialist electronics, telecommunications and networked laboratories and research facilities.


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