UCAS Code (GHK6/GH46)
Dual accreditation with the IET and the British Computer Society (BCS)
What do 3DTV, digital cameras, smartphones, the iPad and sports instant replay have in common? They are all examples of technology which have been developed combining skills from both computer science and electronic engineering. These disciplines have become increasingly intertwined in recent years, so there is an acute need for engineers with the ability to create and embed intelligence into the products and systems of the future. Engineers with operational and technical expertise in both electronics and software engineering are needed to design the next generation of computer apps, interactive vehicle robotic agents that monitor driver information and respond accordingly, or digital cinema technology. These degrees are designed to produce such highly skilled professional engineers.
The employability of CES graduates is one of the highest of all disciplines. They have taken up posts as system analysts, information security engineers and software designers with employers such as BP, Amazon, Cisco and Microsoft.
Download the Computer & Electronic Systems leaflet for further information.
The degrees are delivered jointly with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences (CIS).
Fundamental principles and concepts are established in Year 1 through electronic engineering, maths and computer science classes. Years 2 and 3 build on this base while introducing you to programming languages and techniques; computer communications; and hardware and software engineering systems. In Years 4 and 5 you customise your degree by choosing specialist topics such as Multimedia Information, Embedded Systems, AI Techniques, E-Commerce and Computer Security to match your career aspirations. There is also a group project. Transfer from BEng to MEng is possible.
"I loved the diversity of the course - one day I would be learning how to design transistor circuits and the next I would be learning how to program for real-time embedded systems. In the later years you get to tailor the degree to what you enjoy which makes it very interesting."
Software Engineering, GE Aviation Systems
"The practical assignments were always very challenging and rewarding as you would be building something interesting and cool. I liked the fact we were working with cutting edge technology and were very hands on, it wasn't all theoretical like I initially anticipated it was going to be."
Technology Analyst, Morgan Stanley
"The Computer and Electronic Systems course at Strathclyde is a very relevant and exciting degree, based across two departments with excellent reputations. The course itself is well thought out, with flexibility to specialise in either discipline in later years. In my third year I worked closely with students from other departments alongside PhD students and academics carrying out research into sustainable energy solutions for people in developing countries and developed a prototype solar charging station."
Electronics Engineer, Infiniti Red Bull Racing
"When applying for University I found it difficult to decide between studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The Computer and Electronic Systems course, offered by the department, gave me the opportunity to further my knowledge in both these exciting disciplines. I chose Strathclyde University because of its engineering department's great reputation which produces industry savvy and highly sought after graduates."
Technology Analyst, Morgan Stanley
We accept a range of UK, EU and international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degrees, details of which can be found in the following document.
Further information can also be obtained by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Selector.