The Open University
Computing with Electronic Engineering (R62) BSc (Hons)
The Open University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This combined degree develops your skills in and understanding of computing and electronics. These two areas underpin most aspects of the way we live. Gain a sound grasp of the principles of hardware-based, software-based, or systems-based technologies. Developing computing skills alongside knowledge of electronics opens up exciting career opportunities. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge and skills in a range of industries and organisations. It also incorporates transferable skills applicable to professional development in the field.

Key features of the course

  • Practice electronics using our award-winning OpenSTEM Labs.

  • Develop your programming and other computing skills.

  • Choose from four focus options within the computing strand.

  • Develop transferable skills applicable to both computing and engineering professions.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 533 graduates of Computing with Electronic Engineering (R62) BSc (Hons) at The Open University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
86 /100
533 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27662 £25725 £30045
25-75 percentile range £23048 - £33184 £19259 - £33102 £22006 - £39851

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computing with Electronic Engineering (R62), BSc (Hons).


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of The Open University in top UK and global rankings.

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About The Open University

The Open University was established in 1969 in Milton Keynes, and is the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The OU is among the most prestigious distance-learning institutions in the United Kingdom, enjoying numerous awards and accreditations, including Triple Crown status for their Business School.

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Where is this programme taught

Distance Learning
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