Computer Science and Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons)

Key information


  • Course length: 4 years
  • UCAS code: GHK6
  • Year of entry: 2020
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB / IB : 35 / BTEC : D*D*D* alongside A Level Mathematics grade B
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This MEng (Hons) degree programme provides added depth and breadth to the BEng (Hons) programme.

Programme in detail

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 fourth 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.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

110 Year One undergraduates in 2018

Graduate prospects

96% are employed or in further study six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)

Why this subject?

Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects

We work closely with industry leaders to develop all of our programmes. Building on the core principles of electrical/electronic engineering, you will develop advanced skills in hardware and/or software design and implementation, gaining experience with industry standard tools, technologies and working methods.

Be prepared for the global workplace

We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through Study Abroad placements.

Gain real hands-on experience

You will learn through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. Working with leading tech companies, you will take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation and there are many opportunities to put your learning into practice through an optional year in industry.

Apply for generous scholarships

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers generous scholarships worth up to £1,000 per year. More details can be found at theiet.org/awards.

Thrive within our friendly environment

Our supportive and friendly environment is reflected in our high overall student satisfaction rate (National Student Survey). Your personal development and employability skills are reinforced in the supportive small group environment of our fortnightly tutorial sessions.

Be part of an institution which is leading the way in new technologies

From our Sensor City joint project with Liverpool John Moores University, to the new Centre for Plasma Microbiology, to our pioneering work on cyber security and organic electronics, the work of the department is leading the way in providing technological solutions to modern problems.