BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Computer Systems Engineering

MEng  |  Placement Year:   Yes

We live in the age of ‘any device, any time, anywhere’ computing. Technology, communications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, and computer systems are central to our everyday interaction, from large scale distributed systems based on the internet to an embedded system in a consumer electronic device such as a mobile phone.

This hands-on course is designed for students who want to understand state-of-the-art developments in hardware and software, and develop the skills and ability to design computer systems in every aspect of commerce and industry.

Brunel’s course works around four themes:

  • programming and software engineering;
  • computer architecture and applications;
  • data communications;
  • digital electronic systems.

The range of options available in later years of the programme will allow you to maintain breadth or to specialise, with a focus on computer hardware design, data communication networks or distributed computing.

Programme description

We live in the age of ‘any device, any time, anywhere’ computing. Technology, communications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, and computer systems are central to our everyday interaction, from large scale distributed systems based on the internet to an embedded system in a consumer electronic device such as a mobile phone.

This hands-on course is designed for students who want to understand state-of-the-art developments in hardware and software, and develop the skills and ability to design computer systems in every aspect of commerce and industry.

Brunel’s course works around four themes:

  • programming and software engineering;
  • computer architecture and applications;
  • data communications;
  • digital electronic systems.

The range of options available in later years of the programme will allow you to maintain breadth or to specialise, with a focus on computer hardware design, data communication networks or distributed computing.

Key Modules

There is a relaxed and friendly relationship between students and staff at Brunel and we take a genuine interest and pride in the success of our students and graduates. This, together with acknowledged high quality teaching and resources, results in an excellent record of employment amongst our graduates.

Recent graduates have worked for prominent companies including Barclays Global Investors, the Royal Mail, Thales, Accenture, the Bank of Scotland, British Sky Broadcasting, Fujitsu, IBM UK Ltd, Logica, GMC, the Office of Fair Trading, Viglen Ltd and a variety of design companies.

They have undertaken such roles as technologist, software developer, software engineer, IT specialist, technology analyst, electronic development engineer, computer engineer, consultant, systems administrator, product development engineer, IT support officer and project delivery officer, to name but a few.

Module & Subject

Level 1 Compulsory

  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors
  • Web Design and Development
  • Problem Solving and Programming
  • Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers
  • Internet and Network Technologies
  • Level 1 Computer Systems Workshop
  • Interaction Design & Usability
  • Programming for Digital Media 2
  • Discrete Mathematics for Engineers.

Level 2 Compulsory

  • Data Networks, Services and Security
  • Computer Architecture and Interfacing
  • Digital System Design and Reliability
  • Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery
  • Object Oriented Systems and Programming
  • Engineering Group Design Project
  • Management.

Level 3 Compulsory

  • MEng Individual Project and Project Management
  • Design of Intelligent Systems
  • Network Design and Advanced Data Security
  • Distributed Systems and Computing
  • Advanced Digital Systems.

Level 5 Compulsory

  • Major Group Project
  • Embedded Systems Engineering
  • Innovation, Business and Enterprise for Engineers.

Level 5 Options

Choose any three from the following:

  • Wireless Network Technologies
  • Network Design and Management
  • Embedded Intelligent Systems
  • Radio and Optical Communications
  • Communication Network Security
Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

    80% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

    • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
    • Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores)
    • BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 5 years
Course Fee:  18000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER