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Computer Systems Engineering 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.

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 code HH66
Institution code M20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Grades A*AA including A* in mathematics. This should include Mathematics with 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 AAA including Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DDM 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 AAAB in four further Highers subjects with a scientific bias.  The Highers must be taken in one sitting. 

Or:

Three Advanced Highers at grades ABB, including Advanced Highers Mathematics with Grade A.  Two Highers in different subjects can replace one of the other two Advanced Higher subjects.
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.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D1 - D3 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, 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 a D2 in mathematics.
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.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including: 5 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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 37 points 37 points overall, with 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects, including 7 in Mathematics.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD We consider the Cambridge Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DD in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
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. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*AA including A* in mathematics and the full Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate can be used to replace one of the other two A levels.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM We consider the Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DDM 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.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma with Grades MM plus two A levels at Grades A*A including A* in Mathematics.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in IT or Engineering with Grades DD in combination with a Grade A* in A level Mathematics.
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 GCE A levels including Mathematics. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*AA including A* in mathematics and the full National Extended Certificate can be used to replace one of the other two A levels.
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.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Foundation Diploma with Grade M plus two A levels at Grades A*A including A* in Mathematics.
Scottish Advanced Higher We normally require grade A in Highers Mathematics and Grades AAAB in four further Highers subjects with a scientific bias. The Highers must be taken in one sitting.

Or:

Three Advanced Highers at grades ABB, including Advanced Highers Mathematics with Grade A. Two Highers in different subjects can replace one of the other two Advanced Higher subjects.
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).
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. Our A level entry requirements are Grades A*AA including A* in Mathematics and the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate can be used to replace one of the other two A levels.

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

Interview

Audition


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 With no less than 6.0 in individual components.
TOEFL (iBT) 100.0 With no less than 23 in individual components.

GCSE English Grade C, or Grade 4 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £24,000 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

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/

Provider information

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Course contact details

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