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Computer Systems Engineering

BEng Computer Systems Engineering
MEng Computer Systems Engineering


Working at the interface of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. The course, is a fully integrated degree taught jointly by the School of Engineering and the Department of Computer Science.

What you'll study

Computer Systems Engineering provides you with knowledge and skills in the design and analyis of complex systems, with an emphasis on electronics, low-power devices, communications, control circuits and real-time systems.

  • Develop academic perspective in areas design and analysis of embedded systems and pervasive technologies.
  • Study topics such as advanced computer architecture, digital electronics, signal processing and wireless 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.

Placements in industry

Gain hands-on experience on a year out or during the Summer vacation. Undertaking a placement is a great way to apply what you've learnt at university, to a real-life situation. We regularly advertise opportunities and our dedicated Placements and Internships Officer is here to help too. Placements can be undertaken in industry or research, to suit your career aspirations. Many students are subsequently offered employment with the companies with which they spend their placements.

Students undertaking an industrial placement will spend one year at an approved Industrial Placement between the second and third, or third and fourth years.


We use a variety of teaching methods, ranging from lectures and group tutorials to small groups in laboratories. You are allocated a personal tutor, who normally stays with you throughout your time at Warwick. They will help you get the most from your studies. Computer laboratories loaded with specialist software, are open 24/7, helping you undertake work at a time to suit you.


Students are assessed by a mixture of coursework and written examinations. Design-orientated work is assessed by oral presentation, project work and group assignments. Projects are assessed by a variety of methods, including oral presentations, written reports and posters.

Career destinations

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