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Brunel University London

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: G600
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers

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  • Software engineering
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including a mathematics, science or engineering subject

Scottish Highers
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Scottish Advanced Highers

including a mathematics, science or engineering subject

BTEC Diploma

in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering with A level grade A in a mathematics, science or engineering subject

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Engineering including Distinction in Engineering Principles and Further Engineering Mathematics

International Baccalaureate

including Higher Level 6 in a mathematics, science or engineering subject

UCAS tariff points
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If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

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Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel is part of our College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. We are one of the largest disciplines in the university, with research contracts worth £7.5 million. Electronic equipment and products are a vital part of our daily lives, from mobile phones and computers to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in hospitals and state-of-the-art fibre optic communications systems. Computers, telecommunication systems and consumer electronics are advancing at a fast pace. Electronic and microelectronic embedded systems are at the core of these developments and there is a rapidly growing demand for well-qualified scientists and engineers across electronic and computer engineering. Our Computer Systems Engineering course develops professional engineers with the knowledge, understanding, intellectual and technical skills to work and research in computer systems engineering. You’ll be able to design, integrate and develop technological solutions for the next generation of computer engineering systems. The course shares some content with the electronic engineering degrees but with more focus on computing. This includes programming and software engineering; computer architecture and applications; data communications; and digital electronic systems. You’ll be taught in lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops and small group tutorials. You will also have one-to-one supervision for all your project work at each level. Our open-door policy means you can drop in for a chat or you can email lecturers with your questions. Brunel is located near many of the UK’s information, engineering and telecommunications companies. This gives us a network for high-quality industry placements that is second to none. If you select the placement option you’ll bring your studies to life, develop excellent professional experience and gain valuable industry contacts. Previous students have been placed at companies like BMW, Intel, IBM and National Grid. These professional placements are supported by our on-campus Professional Development Centre. They look great on your CV and are highly valued by employers. Today our graduates are working for prestigious organisations such as Philips, Siemens and a variety of engineering companies.


Typical models in year 1 Web Development Project, Web Design and Development, Interaction Design and Usability, Programming for Digital Media 2, Digital Systems and Microprocessors, Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers, Computer Systems Workshop, Problem Solving and Programming, Discrete Mathematics for Engineers, Internet and Network Technologies. Typical models year two Data Networks, Services and Security, Computer Architecture and Interfacing, Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering, Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery, Object Oriented Systems and Programming, Engineering Group Design Project, Management. Typical models in year 3 Individual Project, High Performance Computing, Network Design and Advanced Data Security with Optional modules. Typical modules in year 4 Innovation, Business and Enterprise for Engineers, Embedded Systems Engineering, Major Group Project. Options - choose from a list of five. Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

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What do the numbers say for

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.
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