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Electronic and Software Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #77 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Electronic and Software Engineering course at the University of Glasgow combines the study of hardware and software and applies it to the field of computer science and electrical engineering, giving you the knowledge required to lead teams that will design and build the computerised systems of the future. 
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Our graduates are highly employable and can look forward to well-paid careers designing and building the digital technologies that underpin the global economy and, indeed, every aspect of human activity from healthcare through music to making the natural environment sustainable. 

Why study the Electronic and Software Engineering course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Computing Science at Glasgow is ranked 7th in the UK and 2nd in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2020)  
  • Our graduates in Electronic & Software Engineering are recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT, and meet the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) 
  • The School of Computing Science has been ranked first for overall student satisfaction in four of the last nine years in the National Student Survey. Courses are designed and taught by researchers who are leaders in their fields 


Previous graduates have found employment in a wide range of industries, including software houses, electronics companies and commercial institutions such as banks and insurance companies. Our graduates have found jobs with companies and organisations including Agilent, ARM, BMW, Ion Torrents, Thales, Wolfson Microelectronics and the Ministry of Defence. 


  • Accreditation is being sought for this programme.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Electronic & Software Engineering BSc (Hons): 4 year degree
      • Electronic & Software Engineering MEng: 5 year degree
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Java Programming 
  • Object-oriented Software Engineering 
  • Algorithms & Data Structures 
  • Networks And Operating Systems Essentials 
  • Web Application Development 
  • Digital Electronics 
  • Electrical Circuits 
  • Analogue Electronics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements


  • Standard entry requirements: AAB guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum entry requirements: BBB considered for offer if additional requirements met.
  • Additional requirements: A-level Mathematics at Grade A AND either A-level Physics or Technology & Design (either Product Design or 3D). 
  • GCSE English at Grade B (or Grade 5-6).

International Baccalaureate

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,5 guaranteed offer if additional requirements met.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: 32 points including three HL subjects at 6,5,5 considered for offer if additional requirements met.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21920 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £27,750 per total

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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