MEng/BEng Electronic Engineering and Computer Science


This degree programme is taught at the Streatham Campus in Exeter, UK.

Programme overview

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are both concerned with enhancing our experience of the world and shaping the convenience of our future in terms of solving problems and developing products and systems which will increase the accuracy, speed and quality of information sources and technology. These disciplines are closely linked and specifically interweave in the manufacture of equipment such as pocket computer products like mobile phones or e-books.

Electronic Engineering and Computer Science encompasses not just the software aspects of computing but also the hardware. Knowing how the hardware works as well as the software enables the design of systems that incorporate both counterparts and presents an understanding of the whole process from writing software that works on a particular operating system to the communication of this operating system with the hardware.

Combining these two disciplines at Exeter gives you an excellent grounding in both subject areas and prepares you for a wide range of careers in both or either fields. This cross-discipline study gives you the advantage of becoming a multi-skilled professional engineer with a thorough understanding of the concepts and techniques from other closely related areas that are likely to influence and affect your career, such as object oriented programming or artificial intelligence.

Why choose Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Exeter?

  • In combining the two disciplines you will gain an excellent grounding in both subjects plus the chance to explore the exciting interface between the two.
  • Interdisciplinary teaching within the College gives you access to cross-discipline modules taught by subject specialists.
  • Our staff are conducting world-leading research in machine learning, memory technology and biomedical electronics, enabling you to keep your finger on the pulse of the latest advances throughout your degree.
  • You will obtain hands-on practical experience of designing and constructing electronic systems using computer simulation and practical laboratory work.
  • Our academic staff use their strong industry links to directly involve companies with your projects and help you gain paid work placements that credit your degree.
  • This cutting-edge programme adapts to discuss the latest developments in electronics technology, such as electronic paper and optimisation.

Computing technologies have had such a profound impact on humanity in the late 20th and early 21st century, that we now use them to define the period we live in – the “Information Age”. Computer science is the field of study that underpins this digital revolution. It is an exciting area of science, where new ideas and inventions are quickly turned into new technologies, which in turn can affect millions. As well as its impact on business and commerce, high-speed computation and the algorithms that make use of it underpin vast swathes of modern science, from mapping genomes and medical imaging, to the tracking of satellites and the prediction of weather systems.

Our Computer Science degree programmes, with an emphasis on providing both technical and problem-solving skills, equip you to enter a wide-range of computing related roles in industry, from software development to consultancy and IT management, as well as jobs in research.

Dr Jonathan Fieldsend
Admissions Tutor and Lecturer in Computer Science