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BSc/MEng Computing Systems

A rigorous grounding in Computer Science and a range of cutting-edge applications.

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Find out more about studying Computing Systems at Warwick

Further Information:

Computing Systems is designed to give students the expertise and practical skills to forge at career at the forefront of computing. The course is distinguished from Computer Science by it emphasis on the design and application of systems.

  • Develop expertise and skills in the design and analysis of conventional, embedded and special-purpose computer systems.
  • Study topics such as advanced computer architecture, multimedia processing, and digital communications.
  • Decide whether you would like to study for an MEng based on your performance in the first two years.
  • Gain technical and transferrable skills relevant to your career.

Top graduate employers target course graduates, who typically go on to work in areas such as systems engineering, scientific research and software consultancy.


This course qualifies for full exemption from the BCS Professional Examination.

Graduates can attain Professional Membership after a shortened period of relevant experience and training. BCS Professional Membership carries the right to use the designators MBCS and the title Chartered Information Systems Practitioner.

The BSc course is accredited as contributing to the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer Status (CEng). A further year of full-time study, or part time equivalent, is required in order to achieve CEng accreditation.

Entry Requirements

Our typical A-level offer is AAA including an A in Mathematics.

Our minimum language requirements is a grade C in GCSE English or IELTS 6.0.

All our courses are taught from first principles, hence we do not required A-level Computing. However, we are delighted to receive applications from students with qualifications in Computing or Computer Science.

If your qualification is not listed, please see our detailed entry requirements.

Sarah Marshall

MEng Computer Science with Intercalated Year, 2008-2013

"I've been at Warwick for five years, including my year spent working at Lionhead Studios in a dream job.

The department is one of the most friendly and interesting place I've ever been. There is real sense of community, which means there’s always someone around to help."

Dr. Matthew Leeke

Assistant Professor

"We're very proud to provide one of the most rigorous Computer Science courses in the UK, not least because it provides our graduates with an incredible range of prospects."