University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Computer systems are all around us from home entertainment packages and mobile phones through to car control systems, agriculture, retail, and complex communication networks. If you want to work in an industry that has the potential to improve everyday life and the society we live in, working and designing components that effect all aspects of society, our course aims to give you the skills you need for a career in this thriving industry sector. During the course we’ll introduce you to a range of computer systems and you’ll investigate the nature of computer systems engineering. From desktop and workstation computers through to high performance computer systems, we aim to give you a thorough background in a wide range of areas. You’ll have the chance to find out what’s really involved in computer systems engineering. If you’re hoping to be a computer systems engineer, potential employers will be looking for you to understand:
- Software programming techniques
- Computer systems architecture
Year 1 Core modules: Computer Organisation and Architecture Software Design and Development Professional Development Electronics 1 Mathematics Year 2 Core modules: Algorithms Processes and Data Relational Databases and Web Integration Operating Systems and Language Translators Electronics 2 Embedded Systems Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture Year 3 – optional placement year Final year Core modules: Final Year Project Digital System Integration Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids Project Quality and Production Management Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - DSP Applications Information Architecture
Assessment of your progress is made through a variety of methods including assignments, exams and individual project work, with a strong focus on practical work. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 - 112 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information.|
|A level||BBC - BBB||A Levels must include Mathematics and at least one other suitable Science/Technology subject as listed in Additional Information.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM - DMM||in Engineering. DDM-DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science/Technology is also acceptable with A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. See Additional Information for further details of what is accepted.|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits||in relevant Science/Technology subjects|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which must include Science/Technology subjects.|
Successful completion of Engineering Foundation Year. To successfully complete the Foundation Year you must pass all 6 modules and achieve an average mark of 50% or above. Other suitable skills or experience gained in a relevant industry will be considered. A Levels (in addition to A2 Mathematics) must include one of the following: Electronics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (instead of A2 Mathematics) must be one of the following: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Students doing IET accredited courses can apply for these scholarships and grants. For further information please visit the IET’s website - http://www.theiet.org/membership/awards/index.cfm
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