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.
Brunels course comprises four systemic themes:
programming and software engineering;
computer architecture and applications;
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.
£1,000 placement yearStart date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
Some Level 1 modules are in common with those offered to Electronic Engineering students, and you will also take modules and workshops in computing and Internet technologies. Specialisation continues at Level 2, and at Level 3 you will pursue your particular interests further through your selection from a list of optional modules and through your final year project.
Level 1 Core
Digital Systems and Microprocessors
Web Design and Development
Problem Solving and Programming
Computer Systems Mathematics
Internet and Network Technologies
Computer Systems Workshop
Interaction Design & Usability
Programming for Digital Media 2
Web Development Project
Level 2 Core
Data Networks, Services and Security
Computer Architecture and Interfacing
Digital System Design and Reliability Engineering
Multimedia Content Analysis and Delivery
Object Oriented Systems Programming
Engineering Group Design Project
Level 3 Core
High Performance Computing
Level 3 Optional
Software Engineering and Technology
Design of Intelligent Systems
Network Design and Advanced Data Security
Advanced Digital Systems
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.