Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Experience

University of Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
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The Computer Systems Engineering programme delivers a degree course that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop computer-based systems with real-time response. Sophisticated electronic systems permeate all aspects of life. Typical examples include MP3 players, games consoles, mobile phones, vehicle control systems and radar. All of these are embedded systems, which typically contain one or more microprocessors, memory, a communications capability, application-specific hardware and software. Consequently a wide range of knowledge and skills are needed to support their development, including digital electronics, software engineering, computer architecture, and digital signal processing. This is a five year programme and involves you undertaking a one year work placement in industry between the third and fourth years of your study at Manchester. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when competing for graduate jobs. Students with industrial experience not only tend to improve their final degree performance but also tend to develop clearer ideas about their future career path. The final year of the MEng programme enhances the contents of the equivalent three-year BSc programme by enabling you to study specialised topics to a greater depth and broaden your skills gained from your industrial experience, with enterprise related courses and industrially-focused project work. The enhancements enable you to develop an in depth specialist knowledge across a range of computing subjects, including some covered by the MSc in Advanced Computer Science. They also allow you to understand the business skills needed to develop and manage a successful business exploiting computing technology.

Course details


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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course codeH650
Institution code M20
Campus nameMain Site
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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 A*A*A Grades A*A*A including A*A* in mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. The Mathematics should contain a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement). General Studies is welcome, but is not normally included as part of the standard offer. Typical Contextual Offer: Grades A*AA including Mathematics and a Science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. The Mathematics should contain a significant pure element (the Use of Mathematics or Core Mathematics does not satisfy this requirement). General Studies is welcome, but is not normally included as part of the standard offer.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DDD in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Applications are considered on an individual basis, e.g. additional educational achievements, life experience and skills. Please contact the University for further information. Our standard academic requirements include 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Minimum of 30 credits should be with a Distinction grade (15 of which must be in mathematics), plus 15 credits with a Merit grade in a science-related subject. Students are also required to have a Grade A* in A-level Mathematics with a pure element.
Scottish Higher We normally require Grade A in Highers Mathematics and Grades AAAA in four further Highers subjects with a scientific bias. The Highers must be taken in one sitting. Or: Three Advanced Highers at Grades AAB, including AA in Advanced Highers Mathematics and a science subject, either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science. Two Highers in different subjects can replace the third Advanced Higher subject. English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade 3). If a physical science has not been taken at Higher/Advanced Higher we require TWO science subjects at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grades AB/Intermediate 2 Grades AB/Standard Grade Credit level).
AS AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades D*D in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M We consider the National Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade M plus the two A levels at Grades A*A* including mathematics and a science subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*A*A, including A*A* in mathematics and a science subject, and the full National Extended Certificate can be used to replace the third A-level subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher We normally require Grade A in Highers Mathematics and Grades AAAA in four further Highers subjects with a scientific bias. The Highers must be taken in one sitting. Or: Three Advanced Highers at Grades AAB, including AA in Advanced Highers Mathematics and a science subject, either Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Computer Science. Two Highers in different subjects can replace the third Advanced Higher subject. English Language not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grade C/Intermediate 2 Grade C/Standard Grade 3). If a physical science has not been taken at Higher/Advanced Higher we require TWO science subjects at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 Grades AB/Intermediate 2 Grades AB/Standard Grade Credit level).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points 38 points overall, with 7,7,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics and 7 in a science subject, either Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate and this can be used in combination with two A level subjects including mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*A*A including A*A* in mathematics and a science subject. The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate can be used to replace the third A-level subject.
Extended Project The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects, including Mathematics and a scientific bias subject, is taken. Conditional offers will be set on an individual basis but are likely to include achieving Grade D1-D3 in three Principal Subjects including D2 in Mathematics and a scientific bias subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: 6 GCSEs at Grade A/7 or B/6 (both numeric and letter grade) including: Mathematics (please note we do not accept Applied GCSE Mathematics courses e.g. WJEC Mathematics - Numeracy) two science subjects from computer science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Science and Additional Science. English Language is required at GCSE level with a minimum Grade of C/4. GCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDD We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DDD in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades D*D in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM We consider the Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grades MM plus the two A levels at Grades A*A* including mathematics and a science subject.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate for entry in any subject provided it is in combination with two A levels including Mathematics and a science subject, either Computer Science, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*A*A, including A*A* in mathematics and a science subject, and the full Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can be used to replace the third A-level subject.

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/)

Additional entry requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With no less than 6.0 in individual components.
TOEFL (iBT)100With no less than 23 in individual components.

GCSE English Language at Grade C/4.


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 £24000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University is committed to supporting students from low-income households through our financial support packages detailed below. Full-time UK students do not need to apply for Manchester’s bursaries separately but should ensure that they consent to share their financial details with the University when making an application to Student Finance England. http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/student-finance/2019/

Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Experience at University of Manchester - UCAS