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First Year Computer Systems Engineering BEng/BSc/MEng 2016/17

The first year course for Computer Systems Engineering provides a comprehensive grounding in the principles of Computer Science, alongside the experience of engineering electronic systems. You will study core material in computer programming, data structures and algorithms as well as system modelling, electronic devices and circuits. Alongside core material, you will have the opportunity to select from a carefully selected range of complementary options in computer science and engineering..

The normal load is 120 CATS credits. Students are required to take six core modules (90 CATS) and additional credit selected from the list of optional modules below.

Core Modules




CS118 Programming for Computer Scientists 1 15 E(60) A(40)
CS126 Design of Information Structures 2 15 E(50) A(50)
CS132 Computer Organisation and Architecture 1 15 E(60) A(40)
CS133 Professional Skills 1,2,3 15 A(100)
ES183 Engineering Mathematics and System Modelling 1,2,3 15 E(100)
ES185 Electrical and Electronic Circuits 2 15 E(90) A(10)

Optional Modules

CS130 Mathematics for Computer Scientists 1 1 15 E(80) A(20)
CS139 Web Development Technologies * 2 15 E(50) A(50)
CS140 Computer Security 1,2 15 E(60) A(40)
ES173 Biomedical Engineering 2 15 E(70) A(30)
ES182 Multimedia Technology 1,2 15 E(50) A(50)
An approved Foreign Language   15/30 E(50) A(50)

* CS139 can only be taken by students based in the Computer Science Department and is not available as an unusual option to external students.

Modules from other Departments

More information on modules taught by other departments can be found at the following sites:

  • Department of Philosophy
  • Economics Department
  • Department of Statistics
  • Warwick Business School
  • Language Centre