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BEng Computer Science and Electronics (GH45)
A-level standard offer: AAA
A-level contextual offer: ABB
See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.
This joint honours course is offered by the Department of Computer Science and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and is designed to meet the needs of the computing and electronics industries.
You will learn how to design and build hardware and software for all types of computer systems in order to implement applications ranging from medical equipment and autonomous vehicles, to finance systems.
Your first two years cover the foundations of computing and electronics, equipping you to work confidently in software and hardware. You can tailor your third year to suit your interests by choosing an individual project and some optional units.
The BEng course provides partial accreditation for the qualification of Chartered Engineer. The first two years are common with the MEng Computer Science and Electronics and transfer on to the MEng is possible until the end of year two, subject to satisfactory performance.
The Bristol area is home to a range of thriving and world-leading semiconductor design companies who contribute to our curriculum design as well as hosting industry-based projects.
This course is accredited by the following organisations
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.
Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.Go to programme catalogue
We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.
A-level standard offer
AAA including Mathematics
A-level contextual offer
ABB including A in MathematicsFind out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
DDD in EITHER Engineering BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, plus A in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent), OR any Applied General BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma,plus A in Mathematics at A-level (or equivalent). Applicants taking Engineering BTEC may be invited to take the University of Bristol Maths test in place of A-level Mathematics.Find out more about our BTEC entry requirements
International Baccalaureate Diploma
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)
International Baccalaureate Diploma contextual offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)Find out if you are eligible for a contextual offer
85% overall, with 8.5 in Mathematics
Scottish Qualifications Authority
Advanced Higher: AA including Mathematics and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Access to HE Diploma
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Science, or Computing (or similar titles) with 30 credits at distinction and 15 at merit, and A in A-level Mathematics,
Access to HE Diploma in Engineering, Science, or Computing (or similar titles) with 30 credits at distinction and 15 at merit, including at least 12 credits at distinction in Mathematics (including algebra, calculus and trigonometry), and achieving the required level in the University of Bristol Mathematics Test.
Requirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and we accept a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate and postgraduate study.Search international qualifications
Applicants must also meet these requirements
GCSE profile requirements
No specific subjects required.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 overall with 6.0 in all skills
- GCSE English Language grade C or 4
- An alternative English Language Profile E qualification
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels
More about UK qualifications.
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