MEng/BEng Electronic Engineering and Computer Science


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

Programme variants

We are now offering this programme with the additional options of with Industrial Experience and with International Study.

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.

I have really enjoyed my time at Exeter. It was hard to start but I quickly got used to the different teaching methods and the work load and I am loving time at Exeter now. All the staff are very approachable which really helps. The social life is great, and I have met so many great new friends!

I have been involved in extra-curricular activities. I have become a major part of the radio station 'Xpression fm'. Since Christmas I have had my own radio show on a Saturday evening and after our recent AGM I have been voted onto the committee as Head of Technical.  I have also been involved with RAG helping to run 'Exeter Got Talent'. I have also DJ'd at the student union club night twice, performing in front of 1000 people! As a first year you can see it is not hard to do what you want!

I love the people here, everyone is really friendly. The campus is really nice, it looks beautiful and very green. There are so many opportunities; no one is scared to let you have a go at something.

I chose Exeter because of the campus, the staff that I met at the open day and the topics and projects that would be studied as part of my programme. At the end of my degree I hope to use it in either sound engineering or in motorsport.

Mark Wiggins
BEng Electronic Engineering