From this ($3995 1983)
To this (£399)
1.4GHz Quad Core processor
720 x 1280 display
8 megapixel camera
As the cost of computer technology drops, modern electronic systems are now a hybrid of
These two programmes focus on design and development of products and systems that have computer and electronic technologies at their core
Students acquire skills that have global relevance and are attractive to employers both in engineering and beyond
Computer & Electronic Systems are everywhere.
Our degrees offer a wide range of employment opportunities.
Here are a few examples……
Power Systems Control
What’s inside these products and systems?
Many products will communicate with the outside world
“Internet enabled” systems (the internet of everything)
They sit at the “edges” of much larger
(global) connected systems
First Two Years have Common Curriculum for all BEng and BSc students
Students don’t often know what they really want to study in-depth!
They really need to explore the subject area first
Our programmes allow students to select their specialisms at the end of Year-2 when they should have a sense of direction
The BEng programme is for students who wish to study and apply deep technical skills, to work as innovators and within research and development.
All routes include various types of programming and electronic design.
At Years 3 and 4 the students will select specialist pathways
There is an exit point at end of year three:
Digital Systems Engineering
Electronic and programmable technologies , Digital Signal Processing,
Network and Communications Systems Engineering
Electronic and programmable technologies applied to the communications and network industry.
Robotic and Mechatronic Systems Engineering
Electronic and programmable technologies applied to systems that include motion control, sensing and intelligence
BEng (Hons) [4 years] meets requirements for CEng with the IET
For students who wish a more broadly-based electronics degree programme and who wish to become system integrators, application engineers, sales support engineers, etc.
Includes various specialist options:
With Software Engineering
B.Sc. (Hons) [4 years] meets requirements for IEng with the IET
There is an exit point at end of year three:
Each year our students take part in a major design and implementation project that challenges them to integrate and apply their new skills.
Years 1-3 – group-based product-design project – includes input from Industrial partners (Technology and Employability skills) and Scottish Institute of Entrepreneurship
Year 4 – Individual design project
We have excellent feedback from students on their experience of undertaking these projects.
Some example of these projects can be seen on the Laboratory tour.
Minimum Entry requirements
Mathematics, Physics/Technological Studies
Information Technology or Computing
No matter if a student embarks upon BEng or BSc in first year, when they reach year three they have a choice of
BEng or BSc
BEng choice for year three is dependent on at least 50% average grade over modules at year-two
This provides a BEng entry route for pupils that fail to meet the BBBB year-one entry point.
For pupils that are less confidant about their potential
Higher results, the BSc at GCU is a very good insurance application if their ultimate goal is BEng.
All students in BEng and BSc are free to take an optional one year industrial placement opportunity
This takes place at the end of Year-3
An opportunity to gain experience in design engineering and business organisation
Also an opportunity to gain important employability skills
Students are also encouraged to apply for Summer placements
Newly graduated electrical/electronics engineers are in the range of £18,000 - £33,000 - mean approx £25,000. (2013)
Incorporated electronics engineers have a mean of
Chartered engineers have a mean of £68,000 (2010),
Highly experienced engineers (top 10%) earn in excess of
25% of FTSE 100 led by engineers
Through these companies our students can access global opportunities to compete against students worldwide in competitions such as:
Freescale Cup – ‘Intelligent Car’ Racing
Texas Instruments Analogue Design Contest
We have strong partnerships with leading companies in electronic design, manufacturing and software, such as:
These companies sponsor us to provide the latest microelectronic hardware and software for our laboratories.
The sponsorship also allows us to provide flexible learning for students, who can access hardware and software to take away to work in their own time.
Peter Barrie, Programme Leader email@example.com