Computer Science with Software Development BSc (Hons)

Key information


Smart devices will shape the way we live now and in the future. The rapid pace of technological change and the diversity of modern applications require a broad educational background and a lifelong commitment to learning new and specialised skills.

This programme combines the core elements of Electronic Engineering with those of Computer Science, the intellectual discipline underlying all aspects of software development.

Within this programme, there are two pathways: Computer Science and Elecrtonic Engineering and Digital Media Technology. The Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (CSEE) pathway is available to both 2+2 and other UK and international students. This programme provides more of a focus on hardware.

The Digital Media Technology (DMT) pathway is only available to 2+2 students. This pathway emphasises software and web technology.

Teaching is divided between the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and the Department of Computer Science. Combining elements from these two disciplines will equip you with both 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.

As XJTLU students will join Year 2 at The University of Liverpool, this PDF provides relevant module information for the following programme(s):

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View our 2+2 Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science brochure.

Programme Year Two

Both pathways share many of the modules throughout your two years in Liverpool. The specialisations allow you to concentrate your studies through unique modules.

The second year builds on the first with core modules in Software engineering, Database development, Digital electronics and Signals and communication systems. More time is spent in the electronics laboratory doing practical work to consolidate the knowledge learnt in lectures and partaking in an extended team project.

CSEE students take modules in Instrumentation and Control and Distributed Systems in Year Two while DMT students take modules in Artificial Intelligence and App Development.

Programme Year Three

In your third year CSEE students will take Embedded Computer Systems whlie DMT students take Technologies for E-Commerce, Advanced Web Technology and Principles of Computer Games Design and Implementation.

Additionally, you will have the option of selecting advanced modules from either department according to your chosen area of specialisation. Electronics options include Verilog digital system design, Digital control, Data communications
and Optical information systems.

Typical computer science options are Biocomputation, Image processing, Computer vision and graphics, Advanced web technologies and e-Commerce technologies.

Also in the final year, you will undertake a 20-week individual project. Recent projects have included ‘real-time GPS tracking of a vehicle fleet by mobile phones’, and a ‘mobile multi-user dungeon (MUD) game using SMS messaging’.