University of Essex

Computer Systems Engineering (including placement year) University of Essex Degree level: Undergraduate

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Ranked among the top Computer Science (and Information Systems) departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017), our BEng Computer Systems Engineering examines the field of computer hardware, software and communication networks. You study a wide range of modules, such as computer security, embedded systems and robotics, as well as developing core skills and knowledge required by industry. We emphasise the importance of practical learning, and you also have the opportunity to undertake a major project or product development specified either by a member of academic staff or a partner company. This degree is accredited by both the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS). These accreditations are increasingly sought by employers, and provide the first stage towards eventual professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). On this four year version of this course you can spend your third year on a placement with an external organisation, focusing on using the specialist technical skills acquired in the first two years of the course.

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 code HP50
Institution code E70
Campus name Colchester Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis. The standard required is generally at Distinction level.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points Including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies grade 4 or above (if not taken at Higher Level). Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths.

We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.

In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,020 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

Provider information

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University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
CO4 3SQ


Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

01206 873666


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01206 873666

Fax: 01206 872808