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Computer Systems Engineering (MEng) (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

Do you have a desire to understand the technologies that enable our connected world? This integrated joint honours course combines the study of computer science and electronic engineering, focusing on the design of computer systems and their realtime applications.

With teaching from research-leaders in the Department of Computer Science and the School of Engineering, you’ll explore digital electronics, low-power systems, communications, control and real-time operation. The curriculum places particular emphasis on pervasive technologies, including wireless networks, mobile devices and sensors, robotics and wearable technology. You’ll learn to apply state-of-the-art computer science methods for validation and design, and code optimisation; and to use high-performance computing techniques to design efficient and robust embedded systems. You’ll develop skills in communication, documentation, reporting, teamwork, and the ability to effectively articulate technical concepts.

In your first year you’ll study computer programming, data structures and algorithms, system modelling, and electronic devices and circuits. Your second year builds on both core disciplines, covering areas such as digital systems, analogue systems design, advanced computer-architectures, software engineering, signal processing and computer networks. Industry sponsored second-year projects provide exposure to leading organisations and real-world problems, and there’s flexibility to move between the BEng and MEng programmes until the end of your second year. A supervised individual project in your third year enables you to apply your knowledge to an area of your choice. You’ll also study embedded systems, sensor networks and mobile communications, robotics, and modern VLSI design.

If you are studying the three-year variant of this course you may choose to have your degree awarded as a BEng or a BSc. If you follow the MEng course, you’ll study more advanced material in your fourth year. You will need to achieve a 2:1 or higher in your second year to continue on the MEng course.

How will I learn?

Our courses offer a balance of core material delivered through lectures, small-group seminars and hands-on laboratory sessions. Approximately a quarter of your time is spent in timetabled classes, with the remainder being used for private study, completing assignments and projects, and practical work in the dedicated computing laboratories, which are open 24/7.

How will I be assessed?

Your performance on most modules will be assessed by a combination of coursework and written examination. The coursework may be individual or group work involving programming, research, writing and presentation. The final-year project work is fully assessed by a presentation and project reports.

Each year contributes to the final degree classification, typically in the ratio of 10:30:60 for a BSc degree and 10:20:35:35 for a Master’s degree.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.

  • Entry Requirements

    A Level A*AA, including Mathematics

    International Baccalaureate 38 points with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

    These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

    Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

    Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

    We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more nformation please visit the international entry requirements page.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

    Open Days Offer holders are invited to a Departmental Open Day. These are held between early November and early March. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us. Candidates living outside the UK are welcome to visit at any time.

What modules could I study?

In your first year you’ll study computer programming, data structures and algorithms, system modelling, and electronic devices and circuits. Your second year builds on both core disciplines, covering areas such as digital systems, analogue systems design, advanced computer-architectures, software engineering, signal processing and computer networks. Industry sponsored second-year projects provide exposure to leading organisations and real-world problems, and there’s flexibility to move between the BEng and MEng programmes until the end of your second year. A supervised individual project in your third year enables you to apply your knowledge to an area of your choice. You’ll also study embedded systems, sensor networks and mobile communications, robotics, and modern VLSI design. For the MEng course, you’ll study more advanced material in your fourth year.

Find out more about the degree structure and module information

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information

What careers can a Warwick degree in Computer Science lead to?

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: BAE Systems, GCHQ, Accenture, Goldman Sachs, IBM.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Application Developer, Analysis Programmer, Graduate Software Developer, Computer Security Specialist, Risk Assessor.

Essential information

 Entry Requirements

A level: A*AA including Mathematics
IB: 38 points with 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

UCAS Code
G408

Award
Master of Engineering (MEng)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Department website
Department of Computer Science

School of Engineering

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Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.


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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.