• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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What do 3D TV, digital cameras, smart phones, the iPad and sports instant replay have in common? They're all examples of technology which have been developed combining skills from both Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. These subjects have become increasingly intertwined in recent years, so there is a 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. This Computer and Electronic Systems degree at the University of Strathclyde  is designed to produce these skilled professional engineers.

We have very high student satisfaction and graduate employment rates, and offer an extensive industry-supported scholarship programme.


Employability of graduates from these degrees is one of the highest of all disciplines.

With skills including numeracy, problem-solving, IT, critical thinking and analysis, they are able to choose from a wide range of professional career options. The degree's triple accreditation ensures that they have the technical expertise and skills in both electronics and software engineering to compete for jobs on an equal footing with computer scientists and electronic engineers. 

They gain hardware and software jobs such as design engineers, systems analysts, electronics engineers and IT specialists in sectors including:

  • Communications – Samsung, Nokia & BT
  • Information technology / cyber-security – Thales
  • Electronics – Selex ES, Linn Products, Siemens
  • Automotive & aerospace industries – Infiniti Red Bull Racing, GE Aviation
  • Finance & banking – Tesco Bank, Barclays, Morgan Stanley
  • Power & energy – ScottishPower, SSE, National Grid
  • Project management & engineering consultancy – Atkins, Parsons Brinckerhoff


Institution of Engineering and Technology, British Computer Society, Science Council

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Honours: 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
    • Honours: 480 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Industry & Profession
  • Machines, Languages & Computation
  • Programming Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Computer Systems
  • Electronic & Electrical Principles 
  • Engineering Mathematics 

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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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

  • AAAB (Maths A, Physics or Engineering Science)

A Levels

  • Year 1 entry: BBB (Maths, Physics)
  • Typical entry requirements: ABB
  • Year 2 entry: ABB (Maths, Physics, Computing)
  • Typical entry requirements: AAA

International Baccalaureate

  • 32 (Maths HL5, Physics HL5)


  • Year 1 entry: HNC Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Engineering Maths 1 - 3, Graded Unit A
  • Year 2 entry: HND Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Engineering Maths 1 - 4, High Level Engineering Software, Analogue Electronic Principles, Combinational Logic, Sequential Logic, AA in Graded Units 1 & 2

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18100 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Rest of UK: £9,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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