The vast majority of modern computer system development is targeted at embedded, portable, household or industrial systems, such as mobile phones, tablets, set-top boxes, games consoles, car-building robots or in-vehicle entertainment.
To develop such exciting new products, the embedded systems industry needs graduates having not just software skills, but also the expertise to design specific electronic solutions and their electrical connections to the outside world.
Our Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering course will equip you with the digital electronic, microprocessor and software skills to design, build and integrate the technologies behind the products of the future.
The IET and InstMC accredited MEng degree courses are aimed at the most ambitious of students who wish to develop highflying careers within different industrial sectors and to become the future leaders of industry in companies concerned with Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering.
The MEng courses are the preferred route to achieving Chartered Engineer status. This course of four academic years allows high calibre students to develop their understanding of the role of Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering in the industrial context, over and beyond that of the BEng courses.
Years 1 and 2 of the BEng and MEng courses are similar; from there on each course develops its own flavour and engineering emphasis and each student can further tailor their course with optional modules to suit personal preferences and aptitudes.
In the third and fourth academic years, the MEng courses provide enhanced opportunities to study your chosen specialist subjects in depth. In addition, MEng students follow extra modules in business management and application of management theory, and are offered the chance to study a language.
The first academic year of the MEng course gets you up to speed with the core subjects around Electronic and Computer Systems. All the modules during this year are compulsory, to ensure a solid foundation in your knowledge is established ahead of progressing into the second academic year.
The second academic year of the MEng course builds on the Electronic and Computer Systems core knowledge developed during Year 1. In addition to the core modules, there are a couple of optional modules to choose from during this academic year.
The third academic year of the MEng course is structured around a Professional Development Group Project, together with an Electronic and Computer Systems core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects.
The final academic year of the MEng course is structured around the Advanced Individual Project, together with an Electronic and Computer Systems core. Further modules are chosen from the selection of additional optional subjects, with the opportunity to include modules from other courses within the university during the final academic year.
A full list of indicative modules is available on the course page of our website.
Lecture based modules are assessed by a combination of coursework and formal examinations taken at the end of each semester. Project module assessments require written reports and technical presentations, preparing you for your subsequent career. The proportion of coursework assessment is approximately 30% to 50% depending on degree course, semester/year and optional modules.
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