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Computing (International Programme of Study), MEng

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Computing is a creative and wide-ranging subject that focuses on using sound underlying principles and logical thinking to design and build systems that really work.

In this Computing (International Programme of Study) from Imperial College London you will learn how modern computer and communications systems function, and how they can be used and adapted to build the next generation of computing applications.

This course gives you the opportunity to spend your fourth year studying abroad at a leading European university, or the first two terms of your third year at the University of California.

Core modules give you an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of computing. It also provide a solid background in discrete mathematics (logic, sets, relations and grammars), which is the basic mathematics of computing, and classical mathematics and statistics relevant to applications engineering and management.

The central core of the courses has been designed to give you an overview of computing, an understanding of the basic concepts and principles, the ability to appreciate and to adapt to changes in technology, and practical experience in applied computing.

Teaching

You can expect the following teaching methods:

  • Lectures
  • Class-based tutorials
  • Small-group tutorials
  • Laboratory-based teaching
  • Problem-solving classes

Careers

The degrees open the door to a wide range of careers. Some of our graduates join large software companies, while some go on to work for smaller companies; quite a few have started their own businesses. Some go into management consulting or enter the accountancy profession; others take up careers in corporate strategy and marketing; some become business analysts in investment banks or stockbrokers; while others follow a career in research.

Recent graduates of the Department have become:

  • Software Engineers, Apple, Google and Amazon
  • Technical Analyst, JP Morgan
  • Software Developer, BAE Systems
  • PhD student, Imperial College London
  • Managing Director, Introversion Software

Accreditation

This course is professionally accredited by IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) and BCS (the Chartered Institute for IT).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Architecture
  • Computing Topics
  • Databases 
  • Discrete Structures
  • Ethics in Computing 
  • Hardware
  • Laboratory 
  • Logic
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Networks and Communications
  • Presentation Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

A-levels

Minimum entry standards

  • A* in Mathematics
  • A* and A in two accepted subjects

International Baccalaureate

Minimum entry standards

  • 7 in Mathematics at higher level
  • 7 in another relevant subject at higher level
Advanced Placement
  • 5 in Calculus BC
  • 5 in two other subjects

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Home and EU students Year Abroad (2019

  • £1,385 

Overseas and Islands students Year Abroad

  • 100% of the relevant fee for that year

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The Imperial Bursary is one of the most generous schemes of its kind, providing support to Home undergraduate students whose household income falls below £60,000 a year.

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