Computer Systems Engineering And Robotics (Including Foundation Year) – BEng (Hons)

Why study this course?

Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng is a four-year degree that includes a built-in foundation year (Year 0).

The foundation year will introduce you to the key principles of computer systems and engineering, preparing you for the next three years of your course. You’ll graduate with all the applied knowledge you’ll need to work in the computing and engineering industries.

More about this course

Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng will prepare you to study at undergraduate level, developing your confidence and academic skills in areas relating to computing. This preparatory year is shared with other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to study with a wide range of students with various interests. Should you wish to change your specialism following your foundation year, there will be flexibility to do so.

During your foundation year you will become familiar with computer security, computer networks, mathematical techniques, programming language and theoretical concepts related to computer software design. Building skills in these key areas of study will ensure you’re well-equipped for the following three years of your course.

On the course you’ll have access to our specialist laboratories for computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, microwave and satellite communications, embedded systems and digital systems and optoelectronics. The computing and engineering skills you’ll learn will help you succeed in becoming a computer systems professional.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)

Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things (core, 30 credits)

Mathematics (core, 30 credits)

Programming (core, 30 credits)

Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)

Electronics Systems (core, 30 credits)

Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)

Programming (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Advanced Electronics Systems (core, 15 credits)

Databases (core, 15 credits)

Microprocessors & Embedded Systems (core, 30 credits)

Network Operating Systems (core, 15 credits)

Work Related Learning (core, 15 credits)

Data Structures and Specialist Programming (option, 30 credits)

Network Engineering (option, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Applied Robotics (core, 15 credits)

Computer Vision (core, 15 credits)

Digital Systems Applications (core, 15 credits)

IoT Systems and Security (core, 15 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Distributed and Internet Systems (option, 30 credits)

Ethical Hacking (option, 15 credits)

Microwave and Optical Fibre Communications (option, 30 credits)

Mobile Applications (option, 15 credits)

Network Security (CISCO) (option, 30 credits)

Wireless Networks (Cisco) (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

Upon graduating from this degree you’ll be fully prepared to start your career in computer systems engineering. You’ll also have many technical skills that can be used for other areas of employment such as aerospace, manufacturing, communications, electronics and robotics.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

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