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Computer Systems Engineering (with Placement Year) - Brunel
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Computer Systems Engineering (with Placement Year) - Brunel

Brunel University London
On campus
 4140 Points
4 Years
Apply date
Aug 2024
Start date
Sep 2024

Program Description

The bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering (with Placement Year) (BEng) is a modern course that has been developed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to design and build hardware and software for computer systems.

You will be introduced to computing and engineering and gain knowledge of computer hardware and software. You’ll learn about programming and computer architecture and then progress to advanced computing technologies. In your final year in the bachelor in Computer Systems Engineering (with Placement Year) (BEng), you can choose specialist subjects like autonomous systems, artificial intelligence systems, and the Internet of Things.

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.

The placement year costs £1,385.

Entry Requirements

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Course Content

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 your final year, you will study advanced computing technologies. You will also work on your individual project on a topic of your choice.


Teaching and Learning

Our computer systems engineering degrees are delivered by an expert team of multidisciplinary academic staff. Their teaching is research-led, so the newest technologies are fed into the course.

Study will combine lectures, seminars, small group tutorials, laboratory and workshop sessions, computer programming, self-study and project work.



Year 1

Engineering Mathematics and Programming

Engineering Practice

Internet and Network Technologies

Introductory Programming for Engineers

Data and Information

Electronics Principles

Digital Devices and Systems

Year 2

Computer Architecture and Interfacing

Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering

Sensors and Automation

Data Networks, Services and Security

Object Oriented Systems and Programming

Microcontroller Group Design Project

Professional Practices and Business for Engineers

Placement Year

Placement Year

Year 4

Embedded Systems

Individual Project

Jobs - Careers

  • High-profile multinational organisations including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid and Siemens.

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