University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a student on one of our Computer and Network Engineering courses you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources. These include numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. Our aim is to develop graduates with the right skill'set in computer systems and networking for today's job market; as with all of our computing teaching, you will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Engineering Council, enabling graduates to become Chartered and Incorporated Engineers after gaining professional experience. Our graduates have gone on to work for the BBC, British Aerospace, BT, GEC, Nokia, and smaller, private companies. Some have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy.

Course Modules

Year 1: Audio processing using an embedded microcomputer; data communications and networks digital and analog circuits; engineering science and mathematics linear system analysis; programming. Year 2: Computer networks; digital microelectronics; event'driven and GUI programming micromouse maze'solving competition; network software engineering; operating systems; professional employability skills; signal and system analysis. Year 3: Advanced systems analysis and design (MEng only); algorithm realisation (BEng only); business finance and management; embedded processor architecture; individual project; mobile platform programming; real'time embedded systems; robotic system design. Year 4 (MEng): Embedded media processing; industrial group project; multirate DSP; video and image processing; plus 1 option module from the other MSc modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
4 years
BEng (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
BEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher BBCC
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 94%

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

34% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 51%

Total Coursework: 28%

Total Practical: 21%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation