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MEng Computer Systems Engineering

Brunel University London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,202

Course Accredited By

IET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
Our Computer Systems Engineering MEng degree is a modern course that has been developed to equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to design and build hardware and software for computer systems.
  • You will be introduced to computing and engineering and learn about computer hardware and software. You’ll learn about programming and computer architecture and then move on to current topics including embedded systems engineering, intelligent systems and the internet of things. You also have the option to take specialist subjects such as wireless networks and network security.
  • Access is available to modern technical facilities including computer, electronics, and power and control laboratories where you’ll work on your experiments. The latest industry standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in dedicated computer clusters.
  • Our MEng computer systems engineering course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This professional engineering institution ensures that your engineering degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MEng degree in computer systems engineering can be studied full-time over four years, or five years with a placement year. The MEng degree fully meets the educational requirement to fast track you to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. 
  • We encourage the placement year option. This time in industry helps you to further prepare for the world of work and you’ll have a year’s worth of invaluable professional experience when you graduate. If you decide to go on an engineering placement year, you will have the opportunity to work in an engineering or technology company.
  • Brunel Engineers is an annual exhibition that showcases our engineering talent at its finest. It’s a great way for you to network with key engineering and technology enterprises and experts, and show them the innovative, creative and enterprising work you have produced during your time at Brunel.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

UK entry requirements

  • GCE A-level ABB including grade B in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies Computer Science, Electronics, or Design and Technology (Use of Maths, Critical Thinking, and General Studies not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions in Further Mathematics for Technicians and Further Mechanical or Electrical Principles modules and grade B in A Level Maths (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) D*DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with Distinctions Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems, AND Grade B in A Level Maths (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (RQF) DD in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, with Distinction in Further Mechanical or Electrical Principles(QCF), Engineering Principles & Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (RQF), AND A Level Maths at grade A (Use of Maths not accepted).
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (RQF) D in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, with A Levels grades AB to include grade A in Maths and grade B in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Environment Studies, Computer Science, Electronics, or Design and Technology (Use of Maths, Critical Thinking, and General Studies not accepted).
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 31 points, including 6 in Higher Level Maths and Higher Level 5 in one of the following subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Geography, or Design Technology.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma Applicants should apply for the BEng and those who achieve the progression requirement can then transfer to the MEng at the end of Level two.
  • Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year courses For Engineering with Integrated Foundation Year progression requirements,
  • Five GCSEs to include grade C or grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 79 (min R18, L17, S20, W17)
  • Course delivery is a combination of theory, practical sessions and project work. In your first two years, you will gain solid knowledge and understanding of computing and engineering. You’ll also learn to work as part of a team through the engineering design group project. In later years, you move on to more advanced subjects such as embedded systems engineering. You will work on your individual project in your third year and your major group project in your MEng final year.
  • Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
  • This course can be studied 4 years full-time or 5 years full-time with placement, starting in September.

Year 1
Compulsory

  • EE1701 - Web Design and Development
  • EE1706 - Interaction Design and Usability
  • EE1707 - Programming for Digital Media 2
  • EE1055 - Digital Systems and Microprocessors
  • EE1606 - Problem Solving and Programming
  • EE1608 - Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers
  • EE1609 - Discrete Mathematics for Engineers
  • EE1085 - Level 1 Computer Systems Workshop
  • EE1607 - Internet and Network Technologies

Year 2
Compulsory

  • EE2064 - Data Networks, Services and Security
  • EE2601 - Computer Architecture and Interfacing
  • EE2602 - Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering
  • EE2605 - Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery
  • EE2606 - Object Oriented Systems and Programming
  • EE2608 - Engineering Group Design Project
  • EE2609 - Management

Year 3
Compulsory

  • EE3600 - MEng Individual Project and Project Management
  • EE3039 - Design of Intelligent Systems
  • EE3620 - Design of Internet of Things
  • EE3055 - Distributed Systems and Computing
  • EE3621 - Embedded Systems

Year 4

Compulsory

  • EE5098 - Major Group Project
  • EE5076 - Embedded Systems Engineering
  • EE5019 - Innovation, Business and Enterprise for Engineers

Optional

  • EE5115 - Wireless Network Technologies
  • EE5127 - Network Design and Management
  • EE5654 - Intelligent Systems
  • EE5150 - Radio and Optical Communication Systems
  • EE5653 - Communication Networks Security
  • UK 
  • £9,250 full-time 
  • £1,385 placement year
  •  £3,000 fee reduction in final year
  •  Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. Home undergraduate student fees are regulated and are currently capped at £9,250 per year; any changes will be subject to changes in government policy.
  •  Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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