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.
2021 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.
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering