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Computer Systems Engineering (Honours), B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Computer systems engineering is a growing market in today’s computer industry. Embedded systems have become widespread in industry and can be found in almost all modern consumer devices, from washing machines to cars.

This BSc Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster will equip you with necessary knowledge and engineering skills related to modern day computer and embedded microprocessors, as well as embracing their structure, design and efficient operation.

The course aims to provide an enjoyable learning experience which will serve as a solid intellectual basis for a professional engineering career in embedded systems, systems-based programming and related fields.

Career Path 

This program will develop students as engineers that will have skills to work in the areas of embedded systems, electronic engineering, and software engineering and so work for companies like BBC and BSkyB as well as electronics and technology giants such as BT, Nokia, British Aerospace, Philips and Mitsubishi, and to smaller private companies. Students also go on to work in the financial district in the City of London while others have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy. Opportunities also exist for postgraduate study leading to PhD qualifications.

The programme aims to create graduates who are well prepared for entry into a career in not only the engineering industries but also in any field requiring engineering skills. With an industry-wide shortage, high quality engineering graduates are enjoying a choice of job opportunities with good salaries.

The course provides an exciting, enjoyable and rewarding learning experience which will serve as a solid foundation for a professional engineering career leading eventually to registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).


This course is accredited by the Engineering Council and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), enabling you, as a graduate, to become a Chartered Engineer after a period of professional experience and, in the case of this BEng award, further study to MEng level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years

  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Digital Systems
  • Network Software Engineering
  • Operating Systems & Systems Programming
  • Professional Engineering Practice and Industrial Management
  • Robotics Systems Project
  • Scripting for Engineering
  • Sensors, Data Acquisition and Interfaces
  • Digital Systems
  • Electronics Principles
  • Embedded System Project
  • Mathematics for Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A levels – BCC/A*A to include at least one technical subject
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points including 5 in any Higher Level technical subject
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – DMM/D*D* to include Merit in Maths at Level 3
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • Advanced Diploma - Grade C in a relevant subject eg IT or Engineering, and a relevant ASL at Grade C
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points including 5 in any Higher Level technical subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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