Computer Systems Engineering BEng (Hons) / MEng

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
4 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/11/2018

Our specialist Computer Systems Engineering degree will give you the technical understanding of computer systems and the skills you need to become an embedded designer. During your study you will develop your independent thinking and flexibility within computer systems design, development and operation, as well as an appreciation of the importance computer systems have in the wider industry.

Course

Highlights

  • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills
  • Emphasis on practical learning
  • Integrated Masters programme available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Integrated postgraduate year

This course includes an integrated postgraduate year, so that you can expand your understanding of a range of complex topics. We also offer this course without the postgraduate year. For more information see our Computing (Computer Systems Engineering) BEng.

Course Details

Computer Systems play an important role in today’s society. They are key for making devices interact and enabling people to communicate quickly and securely. The industry impacts people’s daily lives and businesses, and continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course will give you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of roles within business, industry, research and education. You may also choose to continue onto postgraduate research at the University.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

During your first year you will share common modules with all computing students, giving you the flexibility in your second and third year. These modules will cover the fundamental computing principles including computer systems, software engineering, problem solving, programming and internet technology.

  • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1017
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1014
    Core Module Y
  • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1019
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Research

at the University of Northampton

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Business and Enterprise

Opportunities Available

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 credit module

Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 credit module

Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500

Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Updated 16/11/2018

  • Our specialist Computer Systems Engineering degree will give you the technical understanding of computer systems and the skills you need to become an embedded designer. During your study you will develop your independent thinking and flexibility within computer systems design, development and operation, as well as an appreciation of the importance computer systems have in the wider industry.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills
    • Emphasis on practical learning
    • Integrated Masters programme available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Computer Systems play an important role in today’s society. They are key for making devices interact and enabling people to communicate quickly and securely. The industry impacts people’s daily lives and businesses, and continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Integrated postgraduate year

    This course includes an integrated postgraduate year, so that you can expand your understanding of a range of complex topics. We also offer this course without the postgraduate year. For more information see our Computing (Computer Systems Engineering) BEng.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course will give you all of the skills and knowledge you need to get work in a range of roles within business, industry, research and education. You may also choose to continue onto postgraduate research at the University.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • During your first year you will share common modules with all computing students, giving you the flexibility in your second and third year. These modules will cover the fundamental computing principles including computer systems, software engineering, problem solving, programming and internet technology.

    • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1017
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1014
      Core Module Y
    • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1019
      Core Module Y
    • at the University of Northampton

      We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

    • Opportunities Available

      We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 credit module

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 credit module

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Fourth year will be charged at MSc rate, subject to inflationary increase.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour