BEng Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry
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Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry allows you to combine the study of computing science and electronics and gain practical experience working with a company. In lectures and laboratory classes you will learn how computer hardware and software interact to form more complex systems and how computer aided design (CAD) tools are used to manage this complexity. In the first year you study computer architectures and learn how to program simple devices such as lego robots using C. You will also begin your study of object-oriented high level languages with Java. In year 2 the focus shifts to electronics and you will learn how to design, build and test a range…
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Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry allows you to combine the study of computing science and electronics and gain practical experience working with a company. In lectures and laboratory classes you will learn how computer hardware and software interact to form more complex systems and how computer aided design (CAD) tools are used to manage this complexity. In the first year you study computer architectures and learn how to program simple devices such as lego robots using C. You will also begin your study of object-oriented high level languages with Java. In year 2 the focus shifts to electronics and you will learn how to design, build and test a range of digital and analogue circuits from simple digital timing circuits through to video and speech encoders. In the final year you will gain experience of embedded computing devices that are at the heart of many everyday products and also computer networks that enable their processing power to be harnessed. The final year project provides an opportunity for you to put all that you have learnt into practice and showcase the engineering skills you have acquired. The academics leading the programme hold first degrees in Electronics and many of them have spent part of their careers working in industry. Their expertise helps us to shape the degree content and ensure it is relevant.
This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation as well as leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the (BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT)Contact time
Students have on average 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars, though this may vary depending on module choices. Additionally, students should allocate at least 25 hours per week for study, coursework assignments and projects.Career opportunities
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There is a high demand for well qualified Computer Systems Engineering graduates both within the UK and worldwide. The UK is a word leader in the development of embedded computing devices, the trend for ever increasing scales of integration, driven by Moore’s Law, guarantees that graduates with the skills to develop system-on-chip technologies will be in demand well into the 21st century.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
- IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
- PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.Interviews
The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.Gap Year
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.Special Entry Requirements
We ask our applicants to have at least one of the following A Levels (or equivalent): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Electronics or Economics.
General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.Intakes
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.Alternative Qualifications
We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 Level 3 credits, including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Science or Economics related subjects.GCSE Offer
Students are required to have Mathematics at minimum of Grade B and English Language at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.
The School of Computing Sciences (CMP) has an excellent reputation in teaching. 90% Satisfied with teaching in Guardian University Guide 2013.
The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Computing Science and subject areas allied to it that include computer graphics, computer systems engineering, actuarial sciences, business information systems and computational biology.
- All of our degree courses are designed to give you a flexible structure that enables you to choose subjects that interest you and that are aligned with your career aspirations.
- You will be taught by academics at the cutting edge of their respective fields. In the last research assessment exercise 95% of our research was regarded as world-leading or as internationally excellent or recognised.
- The School of Computing Sciences has an excellent reputation in teaching having been awarded the top grade of ‘commendable’ in all categories from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
- Our undergraduate computing degrees have full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation (many of the Masters programmes also have the Further Learning Element status)as well as leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the (BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT).
- Much of our work is concerned with real-world problems and applications and we have excellent links with industry both for our teaching and research.
- The facilities and student experience in the school are excellent. We have a range of different laboratories for students that cater for the different disciplines taught in the school. We also have a Help Desk that provides support for our students, as well as a student common room and a Staff Student Liaison Committee.
- Our teaching is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, laboratory classes, seminars and group projects. Our laboratory class and seminars are run with a 1-to-16 staff to student ratio ensuring you can obtain good support.
- The School of Computing Sciences leads the university in utilizing its internationally recognized research commercially, through SYS Consulting, its Consulting company and through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
- Our students also use their technical and entrepreneurial skills to play influential roles in the creation of companies such as Travel Republic, Evoke systems, Fyfo and Shoretech systems.
We are committed to ensuring that Tuition Fees do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. Full time UK/EU students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £9,000. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases. Full time International students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £14,400. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases.Year in Industry Fees
For Home/EU students opting for Year in Industry the tuition fee is currently £1,250. The Year in Industry tuition fee will be subject to an annual increase. International Students are required to pay 25% of their annual tuition fee to UEA during their year in Industry and will be calculated based on the current tuition fee for that year.Scholarships and Bursaries
Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/finance/university-financial-support.
International Students - The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Our University international pages gives you more details about preparation for studying with us, including Fees and Funding http://www.uea.ac.uk/international.