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University of Kent

Computer Systems Engineering (MEng 4 years)

UCAS Code: H613

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including Mathematics and one other sciences subject

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Maths GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification and grade C or 4 in Physics/General Science GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

or 15 points at Higher Level including: HL Maths (not maths studies) at 5 or SL Maths (not maths studies) at 6 AND a science subject 5 at HL or 6 at SL

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

in Engineering: including Further Mathematics for Technicians. All other subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis

UCAS Tariff

128

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100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computer systems engineering

Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, so experts in these fields are in great demand. This degree is based on leading-edge research and has been designed with strong industrial input.
In your first and second years, you are introduced to a wide range of computing and engineering modules. You can study the theoretical background of digital technologies, communications principles and object-oriented programming, and take modules in robotics, computer interfacing and engineering mathematics.
The third year allows you to specialise in a particular topic of interest. This could include computer networks and communication, computer security and cryptography, digital signal processing, digital control, digital systems design and embedded computer systems.
The final year of the MEng degree brings your engineering skills up to an advanced level, providing a broad knowledge of business perspectives and extra opportunities for group project work.
All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.
The degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), on behalf of the Engineering Council and it fully satisfies the educational requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer.
Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent was ranked 11th for course satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2018. For graduate prospects, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Kent was ranked 13th in The Guardian University Guide 2018. Of Electronic and Electrical Engineering students who graduated from Kent in 2016, over 95% were in work or further study within six months (DLHE).

DA VINCI Academic Scholarship - please see our website for more information and how to apply.

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN16DAVINC01

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of Engineering and Digital Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Computer systems engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Engineering professionals
37%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Other elementary services occupations
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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