Computer Engineering


Robotics & Artificial Intelligence student Lucie Jones stands by computer servers in a laboratory in the Tech Hub.

Calling all experimenters, builders and creative thinkers. Computer engineering at Edge Hill is your chance to explore a whole host of areas or specialise in robotics, artificial intelligence or systems automation.

Edge Hill is home to a £13m Tech Hub. Here you’ll learn in our 3D Computer Augmented Virtual Environment and experiment in specialist labs with robots, e-pucks and Arduinos. With great industry links, you’ll meet employers like AO and Bentley Motors at our careers fair, and secure placements with top companies.

See yourself as an experimenter, builder and problem solver? Computer engineering is all about being hands-on and thinking creatively to find solutions. Design your own engineering projects. Experiment in our specialist labs with robots powered by AI, mobile robots like e-pucks and prototyping platform Arduino. Discover why over 89% of students say our IT resources and facilities successfully support their learning (National Student Survey 2020).

At Edge Hill, keep your options open or specialise in an area that sparks your interest. Choose from electronic engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence, or systems automation. Whatever you pick, you’ll spend most of your time in our £13m Tech Hub, home to our 3D Computer Augmented Virtual Environment.

We’ll help you prepare for your future with annual events like our careers fair, with organisations like AO and Bentley Motors attending, and our End of Year Showcase to celebrate your achievements. And with strong industry links, we’ll help you secure invaluable placements.

  • Everything you learn is relevant to industry and you’ll work on real world projects. Our students programmed Robbie the Robot to help care for people with dementia through AI.
  • Learn from a teaching team carrying out vital research for international projects. One example is their work improving the safety of self-driving cars by programming them to recognise driver distraction.
  • Develop your expertise in our £13m Tech Hub. Here you’ll find our 3D Computer Augmented Virtual Environment and specialist labs with robots, e-pucks and Arduinos.


Course Name Qualification UCAS Code
Computer Engineering BSc (Hons) G600
Electrical Engineering BEng (Hons) H620
Electrical Engineering MEng H621
Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) H610
Electronic Engineering MEng H601
Intelligent Automation & Robotics MEng H672
Intelligent Automation & Robotics BEng (Hons) H671
Robotics & Artificial Intelligence BSc (Hons) GH76
Systems Automation BSc (Hons) I101

Student Views

Enhance your employability in the Department of Computer Science 


A student builds a system with Raspberry PI.The £13 million purpose-built Tech Hub offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students.

Modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software. A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Learning resources include robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

Tech Hub 360 Virtual Tour

first floor work space

Open Days and Virtual Events

Two students walk away from the Tech Hub.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including computer engineering, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day