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The BEng programme of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering aims to offer an interesting, challenging, and industrially relevant degree programme that lays the common foundations of computer science and electronic engineering principles across a core engineering and computer science curriculum. The programme will deliver a systematic understanding and coherent knowledge of the core subject areas including tools for analysis, specification, design and implementation of software and control/embedded electronic systems for catching the technology development trends in AI, High-Speed electronics, Robotics, Information Security and Advanced Engineering Control.

 

Programme Structures:

In the 1st year students will take:

Code

Level

Name

Credit

Core /Optional

SE4003

4

Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers

20

Core

SE4006

4

Principles of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

20

Core

CO4609

4

Foundations of Cybersecurity---Business

10

Core

CO4201

4

Professional Skills for Computing

10

Core

CO4224

4

Operating Systems and Hardware

20

Core

CO4225

4

Programming I

20

Core

CO4610

4

Foundations of Cybersecurity - Concepts

10

Core

CO4611

4

Foundations of Cybersecurity - Tools & Techniques

10

Core

 In the 2nd year students will take:

Code

Level

Name

Credit

Core/ Optional

SE5001

5

Mathematics and Modelling

20

Core

SE5017

5

Analogue and Digital Circuit Design

20

Core

SE5044

5

Engineering Control

20

Core

SE5024

5

Electronic and Electrical Engineering Integrative Design Project 

20

Optional

SE5025

5

Electronic and Electrical Engineering Industry Based Project 

20

Optional

CO5625

5

Further Programming and Algorithms

20

Core

CO5023

5

Computer Systems and Networks

20

Core

 In the 3rd year students will take:

Code

Level

Name

Credit

Core/ Optional

SE6037

6

Business Skills and Professional Ethics

10

Core

SE6007 

6

Control Systems Engineering

20

Core

SE6039 

6

Embedded Systems

20

Core

SE6025

6

Electronic and Electrical Engineering Individual Project 

30

Core

CO6225

6

Programming III

20

Optional

CO6601

6

Advanced Programming for Cybersecurity

20

Optional

CO6226

6

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

20

Core

 

Credit Accumulation:

  • Certificate of Higher Education: 120 credits
    Students who achieve 120 credits at level 4 may exit at the end of the level with a Certificate of Higher Education
  • Diploma of Higher Education: 240 credits
    Students who achieve 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 may exit at the end of level 5 with a Diploma of Higher Education
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours): 360 credits
    Students who achieve 120 credits at level 4, 120 credits at level 5 and 120 credits at level 6 will exit the programme with a BEng (Hons) Computer Science and Electronic Engineering.

 Entrance Requirement:

UCAS points:

112 UCAS points from GCE A Level or equivalent (such as BTEC/OCR Diploma) Typical offer: BCC - BBC

 

GCE A Level:

 

A2 Level: Maths (minimum grade B) and further science subject

 

BTEC:

BTEC Extended Diploma (Engineering): DMM

 

 

Irish/Scottish:

Irish Highers - H3, H3, H3, H3 including Maths and one further Science subject

Scottish Highers - BBBB including Maths and one further Science subject

 

International Baccalaureate:

 

28 points, including 5 in HL Maths and 5 in one further HL Physical Science

Access requirements:

 

Access to HE Diploma (Engineering or Science and Engineering) to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit. Level 3 units must include Maths plus one other science

 OCR:

 

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma 1080 GLH (Engineering): DMM

Extra Information:

 

Please note that we accept a maximum of 8 points from GCE AS Levels and that the Welsh Baccalaureate (core) and General Studies A Level will be recognised in our offer. We will also consider a combination of A levels and BTECs/OCRs.

Although not part of the entry requirements, we would recommend that students take mechanics modules as part of their A2 level course.

 

For any information, please contact Programme Leader Dr.Bin Yang (b.yang@chester.ac.uk)