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Computer Systems Engineering Brunel University London Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

Brunel University London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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We live in the age of ‘any device, any time, anywhere’ computing. Technology, communications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, and computer systems are central to our everyday interaction, be it a large scale distributed system based on the internet or an embedded system in a consumer electronic device such as a mobile phone.

The demand for expertise in these fields is also rapidly growing. The very nature of the technologies that underpin computer systems means that you need not only to understand state-of-the-art developments in hardware and software, but also to have developed the necessary skills and ability to design computer systems in every aspect of commerce and industry.

Brunel’s course comprises four systemic themes:
programming and software engineering;
computer architecture and applications;
data communications;
digital electronic systems.

You will develop skills, expertise and knowledge in the areas of computer hardware and architecture, computer software, digital electronics, communication networks, embedded systems and interfacing.

The range of options available in later years of the programme will allow you to maintain breadth or to specialise, with a focus on computer hardware design, data communication networks or distributed computing.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies including the BBC, Virgin Airways, Opodo, Philips, Siemens and a variety of design companies.

Brunel is located near many of the UK’s information, engineering and telecommunications companies. Today our graduates are working for prestigious organisations such as Philips, Siemens and a variety of engineering companies.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Web Design and Development
Digital Systems and Microprocessors
Discrete Mathematics for Engineers
Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers
Internet and Network Technologies
Level 1 Computer Systems Workshop
Problem Solving and Programming
Interaction Design and Usability
Programming for Digital Media 2

Year 2
Computer Architecture and Interfacing
Data Networks, Services and Security
Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering
Engineering Group Design Project
Management
Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery
Object Oriented Systems and Programming

Year 3
Compulsory
Advanced Computing Technologies
Individual Project

Optional
Design of Intelligent Systems
Design of Internet of Things
Embedded Systems
Software Engineering and Technology


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 GH56
Institution code B84
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 BBB including B in Maths or Physics and grade B in one of the following subjects;
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3. All Maths and Science units must be passed with Distinctions at level 3.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M2, M2 to include M2 in Maths or Physics and grade M2 in one of the following subjects;
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language and Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths or Physics and and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in Mathematics or Physics and H3 in one of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering and A Level Maths or Physics at grade B.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths or Physics and Grade B in one of the following subjects:
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles and A level grade B in Maths or Physics
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering and A Level Maths or Physics at grade B.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering with A Levels grades BB to include Grade B in Maths or Physics and Grade B in one of the following subjects:
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Further Electronic/Electrical Principles and A level grade B in Maths or Physics
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including B in Maths or Physics and grade B in one of the following subjects:
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics or Design and Technology


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 60% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection
PTE Academic 51.0 with a minimum of 51 in all subscores
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 with a minimum of: Reading - 18 Listening - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £19,280 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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

Provider information

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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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