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Computer Systems Engineering


Computer Systems

Learn how the interaction of hardware and software shapes our everyday lives and the future of industry.

Computer Systems Engineering is a fully integrated degree taught jointly with the Department of Computer Science. It focuses on the design of computer systems and their real-time applications, with an emphasis on pervasive technologies, including wireless networks, mobile devices and sensors, robotics and wearable technology.

The computer systems engineer has the fundamental knowledge and skills of an electronics engineer, with an emphasis on digital electronics, low-power systems, communications, control and real-time operation. In particular, you will be able to apply state-of-the-art computer science methods to validation and verification, fault-tolerant design, code optimisation, and to use high-performance computing techniques in the design of efficient and robust embedded systems.

You will specialise from the first year as this course does not share the common first year with our other degrees. In your first year you will study computer programming, data structures and algorithms as well as system modelling, electronic devices and circuits. The second year builds on both core disciplines through the study of digital systems design, advanced computer architecture, software engineering, signal processing and computer networks. In your third year you will undertake an individual project under the supervision of academics from Engineering and Computer Science. You will also study a range of topics with options offered in Engineering and Computer Science.

If you follow the MEng course you will stay on for a fourth year to study more advanced material. You will also participate in an interdisciplinary group project, which will help advance your research and development skills in a team environment.

  • BEng Computer Systems Engineering (G406)
  • MEng Computer Systems Engineering (G408)
  • More information is available on the Department of Computer Science website.

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Computer Systems Engineering 2022

MEng Computer Systems Engineering 2022

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University website.

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Students choosing the Computer Systems Engineering degrees will specialise from the first year as this course does not share the common first year with our other degrees.

More information about the Computer Systems Engineering course structure is available on the Department of Computer Science website.

Regardless of whether you are admitted onto the BEng or MEng course, you have the option to transfer between the two variants until the end of your second year. You will need to achieve a 2:1 or higher in your second year in order to proceed on the MEng course. If you are studying the 3-year variant of this course you may choose to have your degree awarded as a BEng or a BSc. The option of spending a year in industry or studying abroad is available to all students.

More information about Computer Systems Engineering can be found on the Department of Computer Science website.

Tuition fees

Please see the University website for details of tuition fees, financial support and the cost of living.

Computer Systems Engineering is our flagship joint degree programme with Computer Science, offering students access to the world class facilities and academics in both departments and a curriculum that prepares you for a career at the leading edge of technology, from the processors powering connected devices to the large scale systems underlying the economy.

Students have undertaken internships and secured employment at Intel, Arm, Airbus and other leading companies.

 I love telling people I belong to two of the best departments in the UK. The difference it makes to prospects for internships and jobs is incredible. Companies really want to hear about what you can do in Computer Science and Engineering because it’s a set of skills that they're always looking for. Right from the first day of first year, I could see the purpose of what I was being taught and how valuable it would be. 


Aishwarya, 3rd year Computer Systems Engineering student

Why Warwick?

Essential information

UCAS code 
G406 (BEng)
G408 (MEng)

BEng 3 years full time
MEng 4 years full time
30 weeks per academic year

Application deadline
26 January 2022

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 University course pages.

For all enquiries on our Engineering degrees, please contact engadmissions at warwick dot ac dot uk

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This information is applicable for 2022 entry.