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Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Systems Engineering with Placement

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Course summary

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Our Computer Systems Engineering BEng degree is a modern course that has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to design and build hardware and software for computer systems. You will be introduced to computing and engineering and gain knowledge on computer hardware and software. You’ll learn about programming and computer architecture and then progress to advanced computing technologies. In your final year, you can choose specialist subjects like embedded systems, intelligent systems and the internet of things. Access is available to modern technical facilities including computer, electronics, and power and control laboratories where you’ll work on your experiments. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters. Our BEng computer systems engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This professional engineering institution ensures that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited BEng degree in computer systems engineering can be studied full-time over three years, or four years with a placement year. The BEng degree meets the educational requirement to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in an engineering or technology company. A computer systems engineering degree from Brunel will give you the design, analytical and creative skills to play a leading role in the dynamic and rapidly expanding technological industries. Opting for the year in industry during your computer systems engineering degree often leads to an offer of a computer engineering job from your placement company. Brunel’s closeness to the highest concentration of the UK’s information engineering and telecommunications industry – in London and along the M4 corridor – means our placement and careers network is second to none. Our graduates have gone on to work for high-profile multinational organisations including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid and Siemens. Computer systems engineering offers varied careers paths in a fast-growing professional field. A degree in computer systems engineering will set you up with the knowledge and skills to develop next generation computer systems.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Data and Information Electronic Devices and Systems Engineering Mathematics and Programming Engineering Practice Internet and Network Technologies Introductory Programming for Engineers Year 2 Computer Architecture and Interfacing Data Networks, Services and Security Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering Microcontroller Group Design Project Object Oriented Systems and Programming Professional Practices and Business for Engineers Sensors and Automation Work placement year in industry Year 3 Compulsory: Embedded Systems Individual Project Optional: Advanced Computing Technologies Artificial Intelligent Systems Autonomous Systems Design of Internet of Things


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeGH5P
Institution code B84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including B in Maths or Physics and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. All Maths and Science units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering and A Level Maths or Physics at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths or Physics and Grade B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles.
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles and A level grade B in Maths or Physics
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles and A level grade B in Maths or Physics
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including B in Maths or Physics and grade B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths or Physics and and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Mathematics or Physics and H3 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 to include M2 in Maths or Physics and grade M2 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering and A Level Maths or Physics at grade B.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths or Physics and Grade B in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection
TOEFL (iBT)79with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17
PTE Academic51with a minimum of 51 in all subscores

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £19280* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Computer Systems Engineering with Placement at Brunel University London - UCAS