London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Computer systems engineers work on everything from games consoles, to car controls, to hospital equipment. Reviewed every year to make sure it’s up-to-date, this hands-on degree will help you get to grips the with hardware and software design in any computer system. We focus on giving you the skills, knowledge and work experience needed to get straight into a career in the field.

**More about this course**

This course will help you develop your expertise as a hardware designer, developer and programmer in the field of computer systems engineering. There’s an emphasis on microprocessor and microcontroller-based systems and embedded systems.

One of the main strengths of our course is its focus on practical work. You’ll develop your hands-on skills through lab work and optional work placements, ensuring your technical expertise is just as strong as your knowledge base.

Alongside subject-specific knowledge, the course is designed to further your interpersonal, team-working and IT skills, and develop your ethical and environmental awareness. As the course progresses, you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you, through modules like Audio Engineering, Ethical Hacking and Network Security.

**What our students say**

“Thanks to this course, I can now build my own robot - just like I dreamed during my school days!”

"This course taught me how to solve engineering problems using Java, C, Matlab, Assembly language and VHDL.”

“The course provided lots of varied options, so I could decide what I studied in my second and third years.”

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)

Electronics Systems (core, 30 credits)

Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)

Programming (core, 30 credits)

Example Year 2 modules include:

Advanced Electronics Systems (core, 15 credits)

Microprocessors & Embedded Systems (core, 30 credits)

Network Operating Systems (core, 15 credits), Audio Engineering (option, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 1 (option, 15 credits)

Data Structures and Specialist Programming (option, 30 credits)

Databases (option, 15 credits)

Network Engineering (option, 30 credits)

Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (option, 15 credits)

Work Related Learning (option, 15 credits)

Example Year 3 modules include:

Data Acquisition and Interfacing (core, 15 credits)

Digital Systems Applications (core, 15 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Wireless Networks (Cisco) (core, 15 credits)

Distributed and Internet Systems (option, 30 credits)

Ethical Hacking (option, 15 credits)

Mobile Applications (option, 15 credits)

Network Planning and Simulation (option, 15 credits)

Network Security (CISCO) (option, 30 credits)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £2,310 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £2,310 European Fees