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Overview

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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 embedded systems, smart sensors, robotics and connectivity.

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. The computer systems engineer is also able to apply state-of-the-art computer science methods in algorithms, fault-tolerant design, code optimisation, and high-performance computing.

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 and electronic circuits. The second year builds on both core disciplines through the study of digital systems design, advanced computer architecture, software engineering, and computer networks and optional modules. 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 Engineering group project, which will help advance your research and development skills in a team environment.

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Degrees

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

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Entry requirements

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Entry requirements are published on the University website:

BEng Computer Systems Engineering 2018

MEng Computer Systems Engineering 2018

BEng Computer Systems Engineering 2019

MEng Computer Systems Engineering 2019

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

Come and see for yourself what Warwick is all about! Our University Open Days 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.

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Course structure

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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.

In your first year you will study computer programming, data structures and algorithms as well as system modelling and electronic circuits. The second year builds on both core disciplines through the study of digital systems design, advanced computer architecture, software engineering, and computer networks and optional modules. 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 Engineering group project, which will help advance your research and development skills in a team environment.

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.

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Fees and funding

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Tuition fees

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

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Careers

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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.