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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.Link opens in a new window It provides a comprehensive grounding in the principles and practice of computer science, alongside the fundamental technology of digital electronic systems. You will learn about both computer hardware, such as digital hardware design and real-time systems, and computer software such as algorithms, programming and operating 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 two years you will study core material in computer programming, data structures and algorithms as well as system modelling, electronic devices and circuits, and then go to deepen your knowledge of computer architecture, digital electronics design, software engineering and operating systems and networks.

In the third year you will take a bespoke module in high-performance embedded systems design, and undertake an individual project which can be on a topic selected by you under the supervision of academics from either department.

If you choose the MEng you will study advanced material for a further fourth year where you will also undertake an interdisciplinary Engineering group project to 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 2024Link opens in a new window

MEng Computer Systems Engineering 2024Link opens in a new window

Applications are made through UCAS. Further information and guidance about the admissions process is available on the University websiteLink opens in a new window.

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open DaysLink opens in a new window give you the chance to visit the Department of Computer Science and the School of Engineering, see the facilities, meet staff and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for life at Warwick. If you apply to study at Warwick and are subsequently made an offer, you may also be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day.

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.

CSE graduates have a skill set which is applicable across a range of careers. Recent graduates have landed prestigious jobs at the very best computer design companies and current students have undertaken internships at companies such as ARM, Intel and Airbus.

 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
31 January 2024

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.Link opens in a new window

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

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How to apply

This information is applicable for 2024 entry.