Computer Systems Engineering including a foundation year (4 years)

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The range of uses for computers is increasing all the time and includes smart phones, games consoles, aircraft flight control systems, super computers and autonomous robots. This degree develops the skills and expertise needed to design computer systems, covering up-to-date detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software including electronics, communications systems and interface technologies. We base our courses on leading-edge research, which is vital in a field that advances at such a fast pace. Our courses are designed with strong industrial input and therefore students graduate with excellent career prospects. The Foundation Year aims to extend access to university education to students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and age groups and prepares these students for our 3-year Engineering degrees. Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent was ranked 11th for course satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2018. For graduate prospects, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. Of Electronic and Electrical Engineering students who graduated from Kent in 2016, over 95% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).We recently celebrated over 30 years’ continuous accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Course details


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 codeH614
Institution code K24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DDD is the typical offer and applications are individually considered by the Admissions Officer, please contact us for further advice.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be Merit, Merit, Pass.
Access to HE Diploma The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
Scottish Higher Applications are individually considered by the Admissions Officer
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Applications are individually considered by the Admissions Officer
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification and grade C or 4 in Physics/General Science GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements.html


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
International £19800 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK and EU fee quoted may increase in line with inflation to £9250 plus forecast inflation, currently 2.9%. Full-time fees for 2020/21 for international students are £19,800 for laboratory programmes and £16,200 for non-laboratory programmes.
Computer Systems Engineering including a foundation year (4 years) at University of Kent - UCAS