This programme has been designed for the professional applications engineer who requires a good background in the use of a number of computer software and hardware systems.
This is a high-level technical programme, but one that concentrates on the applications typically used, rather than the design behind them. Students work, in approximately equal measure, on both hardware and software systems but also gain experience in the use of a number of software applications. Students undertake some networking activity, but the main focus is on the use of software for specific hardware and for computer systems in general. The use of embedded and real-time systems is a particular feature of the programme.
Additionally, students are given training in management and professional practice and can opt for a year in industry between their second and final year.
Graduates can pursue careers as technologists or mathematicians at UK government institutions or at places in the aerospace industry that require knowledge of systems at the hardware and software level.
* Introduction to Computer Networking (30 credits)
* Programming Technologies (30 credits)
* Computer and Communications Engineering Principles (30 credits)
* Learning and Communications (15 credits)
* Systems Analysis and Visualisation (15 credits)
* Hardware Applications (30 credits)
* Systems Development (30 credits)
* UNIX Systems (30 credits)
* Software Engineering and Project Management (15 credits)
* Database Applications (15 credits)
Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement)
* Individual Project (30 credits)
* Management and Communications (30 credits)
* Advanced Hardware Applications (30 credits)
* Two 15-credit options from courses offered by the School (30 credits)
Students are assessed through exams, assignments and project work.
3 years full-time / 4 years sandwich
Applicants should have:
180 UCAS points FROM
EITHER A-levels, ideally from Computing/IT subjects
OR a National Diploma in engineering at MMP
PLUS at least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English, mathematics and science) or equivalent qualifcations.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide proof of your fluency in English before you can begin a programme. The main systems for measuring this are IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 for degree programmes or TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 for degree programmes. Recently the TOEFL computer-based test has been abolished to make way for the introduction of the Internet-based test, gradually eliminating the traditional paper-based method. Other qualifications may be satisfactory. We can tell you what is acceptable.
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|Area:||607 sq miles (1,572 km²)|
|Population:||8.174 million (2011)|
|Tuition Fee:||€ 3,964 / Year (EEA) , € 10,512 / Year (Non-EEA)|
|Start Date:||September 2019|
|Delivery Mode:||On Campus|
|Disciplines:||Computer Science & IT|