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BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering
BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering

BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • A levels, ABB including Maths.

  • BTEC National Extended Diploma, DDM from BTEC National Extended Diploma in any subject plus A level Maths grade B

  • DD from the BTEC National Diploma in any subject plus A level Maths grade B

  • If you are studying for a different combination of A levels and BTEC qualifications please contact us for advice.

  • Cambridge Pre-U, D3, M2, M2 including Mathematics

  • International Baccalaureate, 34 points overall with grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics - Applications and Interpretation or 6 in Higher Level or Standard Level Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches.

English Requirements

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (Academic and Indicator), 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency, 169, with a minimum of 162 in each component

  • Duolingo, 100 overall, with a minimum of 90 in each component

  • GCSE/IGCSE/O level English Language (as a first or second language), Grade C

  • LanguageCert International ESOL SELT, B2 Communicator High Pass with a minimum score of 33/50 in each component

  • PTE Academic, 55, with a minimum of 51 in each component

  • TOEFL, 79 overall, with a minimum of 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 20 in Speaking, 17 in Writing

Course Information

Computers are all-pervasive.  Almost every aspect of daily life depends on highly sophisticated computing systems.

With continuing advances in technology, high user expectations and increasing statutory requirements, there is a high-demand for skilled engineers in electronic computing. 

Unlike pure computing degrees which often concentrate on the software, scientific and mathematical aspects of computing, this course will provide you with a wider range of engineering skills, including in hardware and applications of computing to electronic systems. The course draws from the expertise of the Intelligent Systems and Nano-science Research Group at York.

You'll graduate with the abilities and approaches you will need to operate with confidence – as a designer, researcher or as a manager - in the challenging and rapidly changing world of computer engineering.

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Year 1

Year 1 provides you with a grounding in electronic principles, circuits, components and devices. There's a strong emphasis on mathematics and computing, including learning the C and Python programming languages. You'll also develop your practical skills, designing and building complete products as part of laboratories and group projects.

Core modules

Your modules will cover topics such as:

  • Engineering Design

  • Analogue Electronics and Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Digital Circuits

  • Introduction to Programming

  • Digital Systems

Year 2

In Year 2 you'll learn to analyse and design hardware and software systems. You'll study material including data structures, algorithms, electromagnetism and Java programming. An advanced construction project gives you the opportunity to apply your skills of design, engineering, problem-solving and project-management.

Core modules

Your modules will cover topics such as:

  • Design, Construction and Test

  • Java Programming

  • Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems 

  • Noise, Waves and Fields 

  • Semiconductor Devices and Circuits 

  • Algorithms and Numerical Methods 

  • Digital Design with HDL 

Year 3

In Year 3 you'll study a range of advanced core and option modules. You can focus on your interests, or investigate a new aspect of electronic engineering. Throughout the year you'll work on a major individual project, using the knowledge and skills you've developed to research and design a solution to an engineering challenge.

Core modules

Your core modules will cover topics such as:

  • Control 

  • Communication Systems 

  • Applications of EM 

  • Principles of DSP 

The BEng Individual Project gives you a chance to put the skills and understanding you've developed into practice. You'll undertake an independent project: from specification, through initial feasibility studies, to production and testing. Projects from previous years have included:

  • radio-controlled ultra-small airplane

  • programmable environmental chamber

  • measuring and predicting solar output

  • magnetic biosensors for future medicine

  • visual tuning feedback for choirs

  • an electronic Alethiometer

Many of the projects on offer are closely aligned to our current research, giving you the chance to work alongside world-class academics at the forefront of the field.

Option modules

Option modules may include:

  • Cloud and Distributed Computer Systems

  • Digital Engineering

  • Analogue Engineering

  • State Space and Digital Control

  • Digital Communication Systems

  • LAN and Internet Protocols

  • Mobile Communication Systems

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Nanoelectronics

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Avionic systems engineering

  • Design engineering

  • Digital consultancy

  • Software and systems engineering

  • Cyber security

  • Telecommunications design

  • Broadcast engineering

  • Automotive safety

  • Visual effects

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance - Single: 300 (£) per year

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