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Middlesex University

Computer Systems Engineering

UCAS Code: HPM0

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (30 merit or higher)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

UCAS Tariff

104
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Computer systems engineering

The field of computer systems is one of the fastest growing fields of engineering and one that has a very visible impact on modern life. Our course opens the door to a career in computing wherever digital, mobile or network systems are involved.

**Why study BEng/MEng Computer Systems Engineering at Middlesex University?**

Traditional computer systems engineering focuses on the engineering and integration of hardware and software systems which fulfil useful purposes. For example accessing video-on-demand, music and live TV coverage, as data can be distributed across the globe.

Now, with the rise of cloud computing and the latest generation of large-scale networked systems, computer systems engineering is at the cutting edge of a range of technological developments.

Our pioneering and specialist Computer Systems Engineering degree prepares you for entry into an exciting career. You will be taught by experts in the field in high-tech labs and have access to specialist equipment. You will be part of a well-resourced department and study among like-minded and ambitious students.

**Course highlights**
This is a multidisciplinary course with exciting work experience opportunities in Year 2
If you apply for our four-year MEng course through UCAS you can gain a masters qualification by completing the fourth year and receive student loan funding to cover your postgraduate course fees
You will have access to labs with digital, high-end network, cloud computing, processing and developmental resources
We are seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation - you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1: Computer Networks (30 credits) - Compulsory, Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory, Fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (30 credits) - Compulsory, Programming for Data Communication and Problem Solving (30 credits) - Compulsory. Year 2: Engineering Software Development (30 credits) - Compulsory, Digital System Design (30 credits) - Compulsory, Protocols and Network Performance Simulation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Research Methodology and Professional Project Development (30 credits) - Compulsory. Sanwich Year: Supervised Industrial Placement (120 credits) - Optional Year 3: Individual Project (30 credits) - Compulsory, Internet Scale Applications and Development (30 credits) - Compulsory, Real-time Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory, Embedded Linux System and Application Development (30 credits) - Compulsory. Year 4: MEng Project Activity (60 credits) - Compulsory, Network Design and Performance Evaluation (30 credits) - Compulsory, Topics in Computer System Engineering (30 credits) - Compulsory.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Computer and Communications Engineering

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
25%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
B
B

After graduation


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Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
74%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

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