Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel is part of our College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. We are one of the largest disciplines in the university, with research contracts worth £7.5 million.

Electronic equipment and products are a vital part of our daily lives, from mobile phones and computers to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in hospitals and state-of-the-art fibre optic communications systems.

Computers, telecommunication systems and consumer electronics are advancing at a fast pace. Electronic and microelectronic embedded systems are at the core of these developments and there is a rapidly growing demand for well-qualified scientists and engineers across electronic and computer engineering.

Our Computer Systems Engineering course develops professional engineers with the knowledge, understanding, intellectual and technical skills to work and research in computer systems engineering. You’ll be able to design, integrate and develop technological solutions for the next generation of computer engineering systems. The course shares some content with the electronic engineering degrees but with more focus on computing. This includes programming and software engineering; computer architecture and applications; data communications; and digital electronic systems. You’ll be taught in lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops and small group tutorials. You will also have one-to-one supervision for all your project work at each level. Our open-door policy means you can drop in for a chat or you can email lecturers with your questions.

Brunel is located near many of the UK’s information, engineering and telecommunications companies. This gives us a network for high-quality industry placements that is second to none. If you select the placement option you’ll bring your studies to life, develop excellent professional experience and gain valuable industry contacts. Previous students have been placed at companies like BMW, Intel, IBM and National Grid. These professional placements are supported by our on-campus Professional Development Centre. They look great on your CV and are highly valued by employers. Today our graduates are working for prestigious organisations such as Philips, Siemens and a variety of engineering companies.

Course Modules

Typical models in year 1 Web Development Project, Web Design and Development, Interaction Design and Usability, Programming for Digital Media 2, Digital Systems and Microprocessors, Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers, Computer Systems Workshop, Problem Solving and Programming, Discrete Mathematics for Engineers, Internet and Network Technologies. Typical models year two Data Networks, Services and Security, Computer Architecture and Interfacing, Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering, Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery, Object Oriented Systems and Programming, Engineering Group Design Project, Management. In year 3 an optional Industrial Placement. Typical models in year 4 Individual Project, High Performance Computing, Network Design and Advanced Data Security. Optional modules are Software Engineering and Technology, Design of Intelligent Systems, Advanced Digital Systems, E-Business Systems. Visit our website to find out full list of modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection