Why study this course?
Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng is a four-year degree that includes a built-in foundation year (Year 0).
The foundation year will introduce you to the key principles of computer systems and engineering, preparing you for the next three years of your course. You’ll graduate with all the applied knowledge you’ll need to work in the computing and engineering industries.
We’re in the top five London universities for electronic and electrical engineering according to the Guardian university league tables 2022.
More about this course
Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng will prepare you to study at undergraduate level, developing your confidence and academic skills in areas relating to computing. This preparatory year is shared with other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to study with a wide range of students with various interests. Should you wish to change your specialism following your foundation year, there will be flexibility to do so.
During your foundation year you will become familiar with computer security, computer networks, mathematical techniques, programming language and theoretical concepts related to computer software design. Building skills in these key areas of study will ensure you’re well-equipped for the following three years of your course.
On the course you’ll have access to our specialist laboratories for computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, microwave and satellite communications, embedded systems and digital systems and optoelectronics. The computing and engineering skills you’ll learn will help you succeed in becoming a computer systems professional.
You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
You can get a taste for life at our School of Computing and Digital Media by taking a look at our showcase of recent student work.
Where this course can take you
Upon graduating from this degree you’ll be fully prepared to start your career in computer systems engineering. You’ll also have many technical skills that can be used for other areas of employment such as aerospace, manufacturing, communications, electronics and robotics.
What is a degree with a foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.