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Computer Science and Electronic Engineering with Year in Industry

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The deadline for UK students to apply for this course for entry in 2023 was 25 January 2023.

The deadline for international students is 30 June 2023.

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    Bachelor of Engineering

    A Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) is a bachelor’s degree awarded for an undergraduate programme in engineering.

    Course overview

    Smart devices shape the way we live, both now and in the future. Study Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Liverpool and ensure you’re a part of the rapid technological development taking place globally.


    This programme combines the core elements of electronic engineering with those of computer science, which is the intellectual discipline underlying all aspects of software development.

    Combining elements from these two disciplines will equip you with an added breadth of knowledge and greater specialisation. Our graduates are in demand because of their fluency both in the language of electronic engineers, as well as that of computer scientists, enabling you to bridge the gap between software systems and the real world.

    You’ll be taught by staff who are actively engaged in research, most with international reputations, ensuring you’ll receive the most up-to-date and commercially-relevant education.

    Take your university experience even further on a paid year-long industry placement, or spend a year abroad at a partner university or our China campus.

    What you'll learn

    • A broad educational background in electronics and computing
    • Critical thinking
    • Teamwork
    • The practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world
    • How to take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation
    • Use of industry standard tools, technologies and working methods
    • Practical engineering experience


    Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

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    Accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

    Course content

    Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

    Year one

    During year one you will be introduced to the fundamentals of electronics as well as the underlying principles and theory of computing. Your lecture modules will cover the core subjects of electronic circuits, digital electronics, Java programming and data structures.

    In addition, you will take modules such as mathematics and spend one day a week doing practical work in both the computer and electronics laboratories. This will give you excellent practical and transferable skills vital for subsequent years of the programme and invaluable in your future career.

    Compulsory modules

    Electrical Circuits & Systems (ELEC142)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

    Fundamental course on circuit analysis techniques.

    Digital & Integrated Electronics Design (ELEC143)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

    The module comprises of two parts Digital Electronics and Integrated Electronics. For the Digital part, students are provided with the knowledge of number systems, laws of Boolean algebra and introduced to the basic methods for designing combinational and sequential logic circuits. For the Integrated part, students are introduced to various silicon electronic devices and provided with the opportunity to understand the basic principles of silicon microelectronics designs processes including designing layouts for simple circuit.

    Electronic Circuits (ELEC104)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

    This module aims to introduce students to fundamental electronic devices (diodes and transistors), and how these devices are used in amplifier and switching circuits. The module is assessed via two laboratory sessions (20%) and two coursework online assignments (80%).

    Engineering Skills (ELEC171)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: whole session

    Introductory module that teaches practical skills for electrical engineering students, focusing on basic laboratory skills. The practical skills are linked with theory presented in other Year 1 modules including those on analogue and digital electronics, and electromagnetics. The module includes an introduction to a technical programming language (MATLAB) and an introduction to the ethical and sustainability issues that face modern engineers.

    Object-Oriented Programming (COMP122)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

    The intention of COMP122 is to introduce students to the concepts and methodology of object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Topics covered include hierarchical structures, polymorphism, collections and iterators, exception handling, and graphical user interface design. Basic concepts of software design methodology, testing, and version control are also included in the module. It is normally expected that students have prior programming experience.

    Mathematics A for Electrical Engineers (ELEC191)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

    Mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, to support their technical modules.

    Mathematics B for Electrical Engineers (ELEC192)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

    Basic mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, concentrating on those groups of students who have, on the average, weaker preparation for University level Maths such as entrants with the BTEC qualification (but not limited to that group). Exam practice is another important component of this module. This module follows on from ELEC191

    Optional modules

    Introduction To Programming (COMP101)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

    The module provides an introduction to procedural programming using current language platforms. The module incorporates program design, problem solving, the importance of maintainable, robust software and testing as well as introducing procedural language main programming constructs. Students gain practical experience with program design, programming and testing during weekly laboratory sessions.

    Programming Language Paradigms (COMP105)

    Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

    This module is for students that already have some programming skills. Students will learn about the two main programming paradigms: imperative programming and functional programming. Since most introductory programming courses teach imperative programming, this module will focus on the functional paradigm. Students will learn how to program in Haskell, a popular functional programming language. They will learn how to formulate programs in a functional way, and the common techniques and idioms that are used to solve problems in functional programming.

    Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

    Our curriculum

    The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

    • Digital fluency
    • Confidence
    • Global citizenship

    Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

    • Research-connected teaching
    • Active learning
    • Authentic assessment

    All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

    Course options

    Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

    Global Opportunities

    University of Liverpool students can choose from an exciting range of study placements at partner universities worldwide.

    What's available on this course?

    Year in China

    Immerse yourself in Chinese culture on an optional additional year at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in stunning Suzhou.

    • Learn Chinese
    • Study in a bustling world heritage city
    • Improve employment prospects
    • Study Chinese culture
    • 30 minutes from Shanghai
    • Learn new skills

    Read more about Year at XJTLU, China

    Year in industry

    This course is also available without an included year in industry.

    View Computer Science and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

    To spend a year in industry, you'll need to secure a placement with an organisation. If you're unable to find a placement, you'll continue with the standard version of the course without a year in industry.

    Your experience

    All of our lecturers are actively engaged in research, ensuring students are given the most up-to-date and commercially relevant education. Your course will be delivered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and the Department of Computer Science.

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    Careers and employability

    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.

    Specific career paths are many and varied, and have previously included Design Engineer, Systems Engineer, Medical Physicist, Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Radio Frequency Scientist.

    100% of electrical engineering and electronics students are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduation.

    Discover Uni, 2018-19.

    Many graduates have moved on to have careers with employers such as:

    • ARM Holdings Ltd
    • British Nuclear Group
    • Deva Electronic Controls
    • Energetix Group PLC
    • Ericsson Ltd
    • Heap and Partners Ltd
    • Logica CMG
    • Marconi
    • Ministry of Defence
    • Royal Liverpool University Hospital (Clinical Engineering)
    • Science and Technology Facilities Council
    • Daresbury Laboratory
    • Scottish Power
    • The Highways Agency
    • United Utilities PLC
    • Siemens UK

    Preparing you for future success

    At Liverpool, our goal is to support you to build your intellectual, social, and cultural capital so that you graduate as a socially-conscious global citizen who is prepared for future success. We achieve this by:

    • Embedding employability within your , through the modules you take and the opportunities to gain real-world experience offered by many of our courses.
    • Providing you with opportunities to gain experience and develop connections with people and organisations, including student and graduate employers as well as our global alumni.
    • Providing you with the latest tools and skills to thrive in a competitive world, including access to Handshake, a platform which allows you to create your personalised job shortlist and apply with ease.
    • Supporting you through our peer-to-peer led Careers Studio, where our career coaches provide you with tailored advice and support.

    Fees and funding

    Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

    Tuition fees

    UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
    Full-time place, per year £9,250
    Year in industry fee £1,850
    Year abroad fee £1,385
    International fees
    Full-time place, per year £25,750
    Year in industry fee £1,850
    Year abroad fee £12,875
    Fees stated are for the 2023-24 academic year.

    Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support. Learn more about tuition fees, funding and student finance.

    Additional costs

    All essential safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

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    Additional study costs

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    Scholarships and bursaries

    We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover tuition fees and help with living expenses while at university.

    Scholarships and bursaries you can apply for from the United Kingdom

    Entry requirements

    The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

    My qualifications are from: United Kingdom.

    Your qualification Requirements

    About our typical entry requirements

    A levels


    Applicants with the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) are eligible for a reduction in grade requirements. For this course, the offer is BBB with A in the EPQ.

    You may automatically qualify for reduced entry requirements through our contextual offers scheme.

    If you don't meet the entry requirements, you may be able to complete a foundation year which would allow you to progress to this course.

    Available foundation years:

    GCSE 4/C in English and 4/C in Mathematics
    Subject requirements

    For applicants from England: For science A Levels that include the separately graded practical endorsement, a Pass is required.

    BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

    Distinction in BTEC (any subject) plus AB in A Levels.

    A Levels must include Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

    BTEC Level 3 Diploma

    D*D in a relevant BTEC considered alongside grade B in A Level Mathematics.

    BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

    D*D*D in a relevant Diploma, including Distinction in ‘Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians’ unit. Students will also be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.

    International Baccalaureate

    35 overall, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics and 5 in a Higher Level science subject.

    Irish Leaving Certificate H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 or above in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
    Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

    ABB in Advanced Highers including Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).

    Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Accepted at grade B alongside A Level grades AB in Mathematics and a science subject (Chemistry, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Physics or Electronics).
    Cambridge Pre-U Diploma D3 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade A M2 in Cambridge Pre U Principal Subject is accepted as equivalent to A-Level grade B Global Perspectives and Short Courses are not accepted.
    Access Considered if taking a relevant subject. 42 Level 3 credits at Distinction, including 15 Level 3 credits in Mathematics is required. GCSE English and Mathematics grade C/4 or above also required. Students will be required to take an online Mathematics assessment, please contact the University for further information.
    International qualifications

    Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, meaning your qualifications may not meet our direct entry requirements. Although there is no direct Foundation Certificate route to this course, completing a Foundation Certificate, such as that offered by the University of Liverpool International College, can guarantee you a place on a number of similar courses which may interest you.

    Contextual offers: reduced grade requirements

    Based on your personal circumstances, you may automatically qualify for up to a two-grade reduction in the entry requirements needed for this course. When you apply, we consider a range of factors – such as where you live – to assess if you’re eligible for a grade reduction. You don’t have to make an application for a grade reduction – we’ll do all the work.

    Find out more about how we make reduced grade offers.

    About our entry requirements

    Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new UCAS cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

    Recent changes to government policy which determine the number of students individual institutions may admit under the student number control also have a bearing on our entry requirements and acceptance levels, as this policy may result in us having fewer places than in previous years.

    We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. For this reason, we consider a range of factors in addition to predicted grades, widening participation factors amongst other evidence provided. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted in the prospectus and on the website.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Changes to Computer Science and Electronic Engineering with Year in Industry BEng (Hons)

    See what updates we've made to this course since it was published. We document changes to information such as course content, entry requirements and how you'll be taught.

    7 June 2022: New course pages

    New course pages launched.

    6 December 2022: Module changes

    Compulsory module list updated


    Year 1 compulsory modules

    Removed – COMP101: Introduction To Programming and COMP105: Programming Language Paradigms


    Year 1 optional module list updated – See course page


    Year 4 compulsory modules

    Added – ELEC352: Engineering Management & Entrepreneurial Skills


    Year 4 optional module list updated – See course page



    8 December 2022: Module changes

    Compulsory module list updated

    Year 4 compulsory modules


    COMP390: Honours Year Computer Science Project

    Year 4 optional module list updated – See course page