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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
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.
Hardware and Networks
Software Design and Development
Algorithms Processes and Data
Relational Databases and Web Integration
Operating Systems and Language Translators
Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture
Year 3 – optional placement year
Final Year Project
Digital System Integration
Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids
Project Quality and Production Management
Choose one from a list which may include -
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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
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How to apply
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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 coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||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
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Computing and Engineering - Admissions
+44 (0)1484 473116
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625