The course

UCAS code
GHK6
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

This programme involves an industrial placement, providing high-calibre firmware engineers with the additional management competencies appropriate for a range of industrial enterprises. It is run with the close co-operation of a variety of companies which provide opportunities for practical experience and contribute to the planning of the programme. The MEng programme is aimed at students who consistently maintain a high level of academic performance and who, by the end of Level 3, show the academic ability, flair and interest necessary to benefit from the enhanced programme.

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Is designed to bring together the analytic skills of the computer scientist and the development and design skills of the electronics engineer. Computing and Electronics takes a design-centred approach and focuses on Software Engineering and Digital and Electronic Design.

Year 2

Students develop an understanding of the Design and Implementation of Algorithms for Manipulating Advanced Data Structures, which are advanced principles in Software Engineering and Circuit Analysis

Year 3

Teamwork, the issues faced by the qualified practitioner, specialist study of computation and information systems and digital and communication systems are covered.

Year 4

As well as working on a thesis project, students choose from an extensive range of options including: Embedded Systems, Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Distributed Systems Programming, Mobile Communications and Programming, Robotics and Automation, 3D Modelling and Animation, Image Processing and Network Applications. An individual project and dissertation offers opportunities to demonstrate practical skills, organisational ability and initiative in a major piece of firmware development.

Year 5

The summer and the first semester form a six-month industrial placement. During the second semester students choose from a range of advanced Electrical and Electronic Engineering topics.

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