The products and services we use in everyday life would not exist unless an electrical and electronic engineer had designed the relevant parts. Computer technology engineers are concerned with making our products faster, cheaper, smaller and better. Engineers are also involved in the ongoing development and production of a diverse range of products, and so companies supplying anything from bread to jet engines, from mobile phones to banking services will need their skills. Level 4 of this BEng (Hons) course covers core engineering principles and technologies such as mathematics, electrical engineering, electronics and instrumentation, microprocessors and programming. You will also spend time completing structured design projects, which will help develop your engineering and management skills. In the second year there is greater emphasis on the application of the core principles through design. Electronics and microprocessors are taught in the context of designing and controlling engineering systems and the mathematics course provides the essential skills to enable you to design control strategies, and supports the more mathematical modules of the programme. During Design Week, you will undertake a project that is less structured allowing you more freedom to design your own solutions to problems. This is supported by a course in commercial project development, which will teach you some of the key skills needed to plan and manage a project. The third year of the programme covers the core themes of integrated systems such as embedded systems as well as management, and you will undertake a major individual project with an academic supervisor.