Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview How do everyday items like cars, mobile phones, games consoles and washing machines work? How can we use computer science to control equipment and machinery in the food and oil industries? On this BEng in Computer Systems Engineering, you’ll master computer science and discover how to apply it to hardware – such as embedded devices, networks and electronics. You will spend your third year in the workplace, putting your skills into practice and gaining experience, contacts and industry knowledge. If you have an interest in computing, whether it’s through building your own hardware or writing your own code, this course is designed for you. You will be passionate about the contribution computing can and does make to humanity, in everything from arts, culture and entertainment, to business, health, communications, and society as a whole. And you will follow the exciting developments of the field in the press and on blogs and be excited about contributing your own ideas and creativity to this always-evolving sector. About This Course This degree is highly practical, allowing you to combine your interest in computing science with hardware-based subjects such as electronics, embedded devices and networking. Crucially, it will give you the flexibility to deepen your knowledge in specialised areas or explore a broader range of subjects. You’ll start by mastering computer programming using various languages and on different platforms, giving you a solid grounding in software. You’ll build on this by focusing on hardware – including looking at computer architectures and networks, not just in PCs but in a range of devices. Underpinning this will be the practical study of electronics, and you’ll develop your skills in circuit design and construction too. You will also have options to take subjects such as cyber security and audio and visual processing. In addition to academic study, you’ll spend a year in industry. You will gain valuable work experience and have the chance to build your professional skills and confidence. Relevant work experience is a great asset in today’s competitive job market. A year in industry will not only give you first-hand knowledge of the way in which your field operates, it will also greatly improve your chances of progressing within that sector as you gain valuable contacts and insight. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in computing, such as Java programming, Databases and Computing Principles. In Years 2 and 4, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Architectures and Operating Systems, Embedded Systems and Software Engineering. Optional modules include Advanced Sound and Image Processing, Computer Graphics and Systems Analysis. Year 3 will be spent gaining relevant experience on a year-long industry placement. Students have previously completed placements with Aviva, Antech and BskyB. Other suitable placements may be found at Bloomberg, IBM, Intel and Microsoft.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details:

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £26100 Year 1

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Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
Computer Systems Engineering with a year in Industry at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS