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Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

The range of uses for computers is increasing all the time – from smartphones and tablets to aircraft flight control systems and global telecommunications. The Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry programme at University of Kent gives you up-to-date knowledge of computer hardware and software, and a background knowledge of electronics, communications systems and control theory.

Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, so experts in these fields are in great demand. This degree is based on leading-edge research and has been designed with strong industrial input.

In your first and second years, you are introduced to a wide range of computing and engineering modules. You can study the theoretical background of digital technologies, communications principles and object-oriented programming, and take modules in robotics, computer interfacing and engineering mathematics.

Your final year allows you to specialise in a particular topic of interest. This could include computer networks and communication, computer security and cryptography, digital signal processing, digital control, digital systems design and embedded computer systems.

All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.

Careers

Graduate destinations

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent record of student employability. Previous graduates have gone on to careers in:

  • design of electronic and computer systems
  • software engineering
  • real-time industrial control systems
  • computer communications networks.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), on behalf of the Engineering Council. This allows graduates to follow an approved process to gain Chartered Engineer status.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Electronic Circuits 
  • Introduction to Electronics 
  • First Year Engineering Applications Project 
  • Digital Technologies 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Analysis 
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • A level: BBB including B in Mathematics and a science/techology subject (Physics, Computing or Electronics)
  • Access to HE Diploma: The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): Engineering: Distinction, Distinction, Merit including Further Mathematics for Technicians
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall or 15 at HL including Mathematics (not Mathematics Studies) and a science subject 5 at HL or 6 at SL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 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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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 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

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. 

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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