Brunel University London

Course Introduction

We live in the age of ‘any device, any time, anywhere’ computing. Technology, communications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, and computer systems are central to our everyday interaction, be it a large scale distributed system based on the internet or an embedded system in a consumer electronic device such as a mobile phone.

The demand for expertise in these fields is also rapidly growing. The very nature of the technologies that underpin computer systems means that you need not only to understand state-of-the-art developments in hardware and software, but also to have developed the necessary skills and ability to design computer systems in every aspect of commerce and industry.

Brunel’s course comprises four systemic themes:

programming and software engineering;

computer architecture and applications;

data communications;

digital electronic systems.

You will develop skills, expertise and knowledge in the areas of computer hardware and architecture, computer software, digital electronics, communication networks, embedded systems and interfacing.

The range of options available in later years of the programme will allow you to maintain breadth or to specialise, with a focus on computer hardware design, data communication networks or distributed computing.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies including the BBC, Virgin Airways, Opodo, Philips, Siemens and a variety of design companies.

Brunel is located near many of the UK’s information, engineering and telecommunications companies. Today our graduates are working for prestigious organisations such as Philips, Siemens and a variety of engineering companies.

Course Modules

Year 1

Web Design and Development

Digital Systems and Microprocessors

Discrete Mathematics for Engineers

Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers

Internet and Network Technologies

Level 1 Computer Systems Workshop

Problem Solving and Programming

Interaction Design and Usability

Programming for Digital Media 2

Year 2

Computer Architecture and Interfacing

Data Networks, Services and Security

Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering

Engineering Group Design Project

Management

Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery

Object Oriented Systems and Programming

Year 3

Compulsory

Advanced Computing Technologies

Individual Project

Optional

Design of Intelligent Systems

Design of Internet of Things

Embedded Systems

Software Engineering and Technology

Start Date:

14/09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
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) £19,280 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 subsectionTOEFL (iBT)79.0with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17PTE Academic51.0with a minimum of 51 in all subscores