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MEng (Hons)Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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Overview

This MEng (Hons) degree programme provides added depth and breadth to the BEng (Hons) programme. The first two years of this programme are identical to the BEng (Hons) in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (HH66), giving you the flexibility to choose between programmes if you are uncertain which one is your first choice at present. In the third year you will also undertake a major group project in which you collectively assign responsibilities and management roles within the team.

In your third and fourth years you will study a greater range of subjects including Management of Design and Total Quality Management, important areas for the engineering leaders of the future, and you will have the opportunity to study more advanced topics such as Computational Intelligence, Telecommunications, Advanced System Modelling and Control, and Multi-Agent Systems. The final year includes a 20-week individual project.

This MEng (Hons) programme is the best preparation for either graduate level employment in either the Computer or the Electronics industry, or a research degree in one of the many strong research groups in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. It is also a quicker route to Chartered Engineer status.

Programme structure

Programme Year One

Digital and Integrated Electronics Design
Electrical Circuits and Systems
Mathematics
Experimental Skills/Engineering Skills
Electronic Circuits
Java Programming
Data Structures

Programme Year Two

Signals and Systems
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Instrumentation and Control
Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Systems
Applied Design/Project
Software Engineering
Database Development
Operation System Concepts
Communication Systems

Programme Year Three

You undertake an extended individual project. Recent projects have included ‘real-time GPS tracking of a vehicle fleet by mobile phones’, and ‘mobile multi-user dungeon (MUD) game using SMS messaging’. You can choose lecture-based modules from the two disciplines.

The modules for Electronic Engineering are chosen from:

Embedded Computer Systems
Digital and Wireless Communications
Signal Processing and Digital Filtering
Digital System Design
Electronics for Instrumentation and Communications
Integrated Circuits – Concepts and Design
Image Processing
Neural Networks
Organic Electronics
Digital Control and Optimisation

In addition three Computer Science modules are chosen from the following:

Biocomputation
Software Engineering
Multi-Agent Systems
Formal Methods
Semantics of Programming Languages
Software Development Tools
Introduction to Computational Game Theory

Plus, up to two modules can be chosen from the list of subsidiary subjects.

Programme Year Four

During this year, students continue compulsory modules, choose further options and undertake an extended group project. The project would normally require both hardware and software components. The compulsory modules are Management of Design and Management of Product
Development.

The Electronics options are chosen from:

Information Theory and Coding
Advanced System Modelling and Control
Photonics and Optical Information Systems
Computation Intelligence
Advanced Guidance Systems
Advanced Algorithmic Techniques
Communication Networks and Security
Knowledge Representation

or from (if not already taken):

Embedded Computer Systems
Signal Processing and Digital Filtering
Digital System Design
Electronics for Instrumentation and Communications
Integrated Circuits – Concepts and Design
Image Processing
Neural Networks
Organic Electronics
Communication Networks & Security
Advanced Signal Processing
Radio Propagation for Wireless Systems
Digital Wireless Communications
Digital Control and Optimisation

And three modules are chosen from the Computer Science option list:

Privacy and Security
Safety and Dependability
Reasoning about Action and Change

Career opportunities

Our degrees have excellent career prospects: 90% of graduates go on to graduate level jobs. Graduate employers include Siemens, BAE Systems, BT and Guardian Media Group. Careers are many and varied and include Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist. Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States