This course will help you develop your expertise as a hardware designer, developer and programmer in the field of computer systems engineering. There’s an emphasis on microprocessor and microcontroller-based systems and embedded systems.
One of the main strengths of our course is its focus on practical work. You’ll develop your hands-on skills through lab work and optional work placements, ensuring your technical expertise is just as strong as your knowledge base.
Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course is designed to further your interpersonal, team-working and IT skills, and develop your ethical and environmental awareness. As the course progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you, through modules like Audio Engineering, Ethical Hacking and Network Security.
You’ll be assessed through coursework reports, case studies, individual and group research assignments, written and laboratory-based examinations and a final engineering project or dissertation. You’ll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.
If you do not complete the course with the required achievements to qualify for the IET-accredited BEng (Hons) degree, you may be awarded a lesser degree, such as the BSc (Hons) degree. The final award will be determined at the end of the course.
The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). You’ll be able to apply for student membership while undertaking your degree. Your fees will be covered by the University, and you’ll have access to resources such as a digital library, jobs boards and networking events.
What our students say
“Thanks to this course, I can now build my own robot – just like I dreamed during my school days!”
„This course taught me how to solve engineering problems using Java, C, Matlab, Assembly language and VHDL.”
“The course provided lots of varied options, so I could decide what I studied in my second and third years.”
After the course
The recent advances in computing mean that system engineers are in high demand right now. Through this course, you’ll learn to design, program and build devices and systems used by a number of industries, including games and entertainment, medicine and automotive.
With the technical skills and the know-how to work on anything from generic embedded systems to extremely sophisticated, specialised and critical systems such as safety systems, you’ll be well equipped to pursue a career as a hardware designer, a systems programmer or a designer or consultant.
This course is also excellent preparation for postgraduate study or research.