|Degree:||Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (BEng (Hons))|
|University website:||Computer Systems Engineering|
Advances in electronics, computing and communications have made a huge impact on every aspect of modern life. This programme teaches you the skills and expertise needed to design the computer systems that shape the way we live.
The range of uses for computers is increasing all the time – from smartphones, games consoles and tablets to aircraft flight control systems, super computers, autonomous robots and global telecommunications. Our degree gives you up-to-date knowledge of computer hardware and software, and a background knowledge of electronics, communications systems and control theory. This programme contains leading-edge research, which is vital in a field that advances at such a fast pace.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), on behalf of the Engineering Council. This allows graduates to follow an approved process to gain Chartered Engineer status.
Applicants for September 2020 entry can apply for a scholarship of a £2,000 one-off payment. For more information and to apply, see DA VINCI Academic scholarship.
This degree develops the skills and expertise needed to design computer systems, covering up-to-date detailed knowledge of computer hardware and software including electronics, communications systems and interface technologies. Our courses are designed with strong industrial input and therefore students graduate with excellent career prospects.
Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, so experts in these fields are in great demand. This degree is based on leading-edge research and has been designed with strong industrial input.
In your first and second years, you are introduced to a wide range of computing and engineering modules. You can study the theoretical background of digital technologies, communications principles and object-oriented programming, and take modules in robotics, computer interfacing and engineering mathematics.
Your final year allows you to specialise in a particular topic of interest. This could include computer networks and communication, computer security and cryptography, digital signal processing, digital control, digital systems design and embedded computer systems.
All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.
Computer Systems Engineering student Fatima talks about her time at the University of Kent.
You can take a work placement between the second and third years of your degree. This provides valuable workplace experience and can increase your professional contacts. For more details, see Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry.
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including:
Kent School of Engineering and Digital Arts is undergoing a £3 million redevelopment and modernisation which is due for completion in July 2020. You gain state-of-the-art engineering and design facilities which include
There are a number of student-led societies at Kent which you may want to join. These include
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has a long history of collaboration with industry. We have a strong reputation for our placement year, matching dedicated students with a variety of organisations in the UK and overseas.