Planit


Computing and Electronics

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

Content

First Year: Technical competence is developed in high level language programming, basic methods for software engineering, operation of a simple digital computer, concepts of circuit theory and the ability to develop simple digital and logic designs. Advanced topics from computer science and electronic engineering are introduced.

Second Year: Understanding in the Design and Implementation of Algorithms for Manipulating Advanced Data Structures is developed, as are advanced principles in Software Engineering and Circuit Analysis.

Third Year: Teamwork, the issues faced by the qualified practitioner, specialist study of computation and information systems, and digital and communication systems are covered.

Fourth Year: Systems Level Integration; Interconnection Systems; Embedded Systems; Signal Processing; Communications; Real Time Programming Languages; Robotics; Vision/Image Processing; VLSI; Distributed Systems. An individual project and dissertation offers opportunities to demonstrate practical skills, organisational ability and initiative in a major piece of firmware development. Students may opt for Information Systems Engineering specialisation.

Entry Requirements

2020 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 5 Highers at BBBBC including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5.

Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC including Maths and Engineering Science or Physics plus English at National 5.

For entry to Level 2 you would require Advanced Higher Maths and Physics at BB plus 4 Highers at AABB.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

GH46

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Department

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Engineering

Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy