36 months
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20650 GBP/year
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About

Computer systems can be found everywhere: inside a mobile phone, at a hospital bedside, and inside your TV, washing machine and games consoles. Students of Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Essex explore how this works – what is needed to convert machines and machinery into useful computing. We’re for people who want to figure out what goes on inside the box.

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Overview

Our course in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Essex gives you a thorough introduction to computer science before focussing on systems engineering. You study areas including:

  • Writing programs, programming embedded microprocessors and designing embedded microprocessor systems in C
  • The design and function of modern operating systems
  • The functionality hardware needs to provide for an operating system

Your future

Demand for computer scientists and engineers is high; the IT and engineering sectors are growing at a rate that outstrips the supply of fresh talent. An incredible 92% of our School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering students are in employment or further study.

We have many graduates in senior positions in the computer communications industry, as well recent graduates working in IT and computer companies. Many occupy positions in the retail and services sectors, where computer expertise is in high demand, particularly in developing and managing computer servers and communications networks.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Team Project Challenge
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Programming with C
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Network Fundamentals
  • Digital Electronic Systems
  • Fundamentals of Digital Systems

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE: Mathematics C/4
  • A-levels: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • IB: 30 points or three Higher Level certificates with 555, including Standard Level Mathematics/Maths Studies grade 4, if not taken at Higher Level.
  • We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Please note that Maths in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20650 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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