University of Huddersfield

Computer Systems Engineering University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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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

  • Electronics

This course focuses on these three core aspects to give you the chance to build your knowledge and skills.

You’ll be taught by professional engineers. Many of them have worked in the industry, and you can be confident that the course covers topics that the industry is looking for, as we regularly meet up with our Industry Advisory Panel to get their feedback.

We want to give you as much practical experience as possible. So after your second year, you’ll have the chance to go on a year-long placement to put your skills into practice.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. When you finish your studies, you could become registered as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng), which could be a feather in your cap when you’re looking for your first exciting role in the industry. The course could also lead on to you gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status following further study.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Hardware and Networks
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 method

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.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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

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

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,500 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 may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK/EU students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office (sfo@hud.ac.uk) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship 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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University of Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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School of Computing and Engineering - Admissions

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