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MEngElectronic Engineering with Computer Systems

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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The Electronic Engineering with Computer Systems programmes will provide you with the knowledge of both electronics and its application to computer systems and the latest software that is required to pursue a career in the information technology and computing industries. It is the degree designed for the overlap between hardware electronics, software and computer systems.

Following a common core in electronics and computing, specialist material taught includes computer programming, operating systems, computer architectures, computer graphics, networking, and the structure and operation of the internet, enabling you to develop a thorough understanding of modern computer systems and their operation.

Advanced options are available in your third and fourth years, covering topics such as digital signal processing, data and internet networking, mobile devices, multimedia systems, image processing, speech analysis, graphics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence and AI programming.

Individual project work utilises state-of-the-art computing and audiovisual processing facilities and access to the latest mobile computing devices. If you have a particular interest in audio or video technologies, you may also be interested in Electronic Engineering with Audio-visual Systems. These programmess are designed to cover all aspects of audiovisual engineering, such as broadcast, speech recognition, games and special effects, and to develop digital technologies for audio and visual content production and delivery

While a university degree in itself opens the door to many careers, the Professional Training that is offered as part of our degree programmes provides a significant extra dimension to the qualification. The industry experience that Professional Training affords gives our students insights into both their subject and their career potential that cannot be gained by academic study alone. We believe that Professional Training is a key element that ensures Surrey graduates are consistently at the top in terms of graduate employability.

Professional Training is fully integrated into our sandwich degree programmes and counts towards the final degree mark. In addition, the placement period can subsequently be used in partial fulfilment of the training component for Chartered Engineer status.

The Professional Training year starts at the end of the second academic year when students have sufficient knowledge and practical experience to join companies as practising ‘junior engineers’.

You will be assisted during the second year to find appropriate placements in industry and we endeavour to ensure that the placement matches your interests and aspirations. Over many years, we have established strong relationships with industry and hence there is a great demand for our students. This ensures that there are many interesting and challenging opportunities on offer. In recent years we have had students in placements with over 60 different companies.

During the Professional Training year, you remain a member of the University but are also a paid, full-time company employee. You will be visited on several occasions by an academic member of staff who monitors your progress and, in discussion with the company, decides on a programme of work that will develop your expertise.

Well-known companies that have participated in Professional Training include BAE Systems, Sony, Mitsubishi, Intel, Logica, Nokia, Samsung, Microsoft, Sharp, the BBC and Surrey Satellite Technology. In addition, we have contacts with many smaller companies which provide excellent placement opportunities. Many of our students return from their placement with conditional offers of employment and often with financial sponsorship from their placement company.

Career opportunities

A career in electronic engineering offers variety, challenge and stimulation. Studying for a degree in electronic engineering and our related degrees is not just the pathway to a rewarding career but offers an intellectually demanding and exciting opportunity to break through new boundaries in research. Many of the most remarkable advancements in the past 60 years have only been possible through the curiosity and ingenuity of engineers.

Graduate electronic engineers are in demand, not only in research and development but also in the City, in technical sales, management, and government and public services. Our graduates have a consistently strong record in gaining employment with leading companies.

Employers value the skills and experience that enable our graduates to make a positive contribution in their jobs from day one. Our graduates are employed by companies across the electronics, information technology and communications industries. Recent employers include BAE Systems, BT, Philips, Hewlett Packard, Logica, Lucent Technologies, the BBC, Motorola, NEC Technologies, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Red Hat and Sony.

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