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1 B.Eng (Hons) & B.Sc (Hons) Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering 1

2 Some Headlines 2

3 Rapid advance of technology  From this ($3995 1983) 3

4 Rapid advance of technology  To this (£399)  1.4GHz Quad Core processor  64GB Memory  720 x 1280 display  8 megapixel camera  WiFi  GPS  MP3 player  Video camera  Radio  Video conferencing  Internet  Voice activation 4

5  As the cost of computer technology drops, modern electronic systems are now a hybrid of  software and  electronic hardware.  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 BEng/BEng (Hons) and BSc/BSc(Hons) Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering 5

6  Computer & Electronic Systems are everywhere.  Our degrees offer a wide range of employment opportunities.  Here are a few examples…… Where do graduates work? 6

7  Automotive  Aviation  Defence  Entertainment  Healthcare  Power Systems Control  Assistive Technology  Mobile Devices  Gaming  Networking  Consumer electronics Examples of Computer Electronic Systems 7

8  What’s inside these products and systems?  Electronics (microelectronics);  Embedded software  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 Common factors?. 8

9  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 Programme Structure 9

10  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:  BEng (unclassified) BEng (Honours) 10

11  Digital Systems Engineering  Electronic and programmable technologies, Digital Signal Processing, Real-Time Systems  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 BEng (Honours) Specialist Pathways: Years 3 and 4 11

12  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 Management  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:  BSc (unclassified) BSc / BSc (Honours) 12

13  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. 13 What’s Different at GCU?

14  Minimum Entry requirements  B.Eng.  Higher BBBB  B.Sc.  Higher BBB  Essential Subjects  Mathematics, Physics/Technological Studies  Recommended Subjects  Information Technology or Computing Applicants 14

15  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. 15 Important

16  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 Industrial Placement 16

17  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 £46,000 (2010),  Chartered engineers have a mean of £68,000 (2010),  Highly experienced engineers (top 10%) earn in excess of £100,000 (2010)  engineering-salary-round-up-from-graduate-to-chartered-engineer  25% of FTSE 100 led by engineers Industrial Salaries – UK 17

18  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 Major Partnerships 18

19  We have strong partnerships with leading companies in electronic design, manufacturing and software, such as:  Texas Instruments  Freescale  ARM  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. Major Partnerships 19

20 Peter Barrie, Programme Leader Contact 20

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