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Entry year / start

Autumn 2021


4 years (Full time)

Course code





Belfast, Northern Ireland


Software and Electronic Systems Engineering (with Year in Industry)

  • Software and Electronic Systems Engineering is a dynamic and collaborative degree programme; combining academic thought with practical application. Software and Electronic Systems Engineers make the impossible possible. They challenge conventional processes and look beyond what exists towards what comes next.

    From everyday systems, like games consoles and mobile phones to advanced systems for surveillance and medical devices, the modern world is made possible by the devices you will be taught to understand and develop during the Software and Electronic Systems Engineering undergraduate programme.

    Additionally, Software and Electronic Systems Engineering is one of the few research-led degrees in Queen’s which includes the design of both electronic hardware and software. As an SESE graduate you can not only design the physical hardware of a mobile phone but also write the software to run it.

    Through our diverse network of industry links you begin learning from prospective employers from day one. Industry placements, company sponsored hackathons and project challenges are a core part of the curriculum and vastly improve our graduate employability rates.

    Software And Electronic Systems Engineering (With Year In Industry) Degree Highlights

    A truly integrated degree at the fast-moving interface between software and electronics disciplines.

    Industry Links

    Our students are constantly given the opportunity to put theory into practice. We regularly consult a large number of employers including, for example, Civica and Sensata Technologies, who provide sponsorship for our students as well as NIE Networks who are members of the employer liaison panel for the course.

    Career Development

    Graduates in both software and electronics are in high demand, with many developing careers in software, electronics or roles that combine both.

    Additionally, there are excellent, well-paid career prospects across a wide spectrum of positions: design; research; development; production; marketing and sales in industries such as avionics and space; telecommunications and broadcasting; connected health and medical electronics; consumer electronics and gaming; computing and software; embedded systems, smart networks and electronic security.

    World Class Facilities

    The School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a world-class reputation for research and provides excellent facilities, including access to major new research centres in Secure Information Technologies (CSIT), Electronics, Communications and Information Technology (ECIT) and Sonic Arts (SARC).

    Student Experience

    Scholarships: students may be eligible for scholarships, eg the Sensata Technologies Scholarship, NIE Networks Scholarship and the Civica Scholarship. For further information, visit the School Website.

    Entry year 2021

    Entry requirements ABB

    Duration 4 years (Full Time)

    UCAS code GH67

    Placement Year Yes

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