Computer Systems Engineering

Bangor University
4 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

Computer Systems Engineering MEng

This course covers both the hardware and software engineering aspects of the discipline. During the degree you will gain extensive practical experience and we provide good access to interactive computer services. The MEng involves study for an extra year and provides a more in-depth study of the subject.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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Admission requirements

For 2020 entry:

Typical offer is based on a minimum 120 tariff points for MEng from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.:

  • A Levels (including a C grade in Maths and a grade C in Physics or Electronics)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma (including H5 in Maths and Physics)
  • BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering: DMM for MEng. Similar subject areas may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering: Distinction
  • Access: Pass (considered case by case)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Engineering: DMM for MEng.

International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Professional Perspectives
  • Imperative Programming Foundat
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical & Electronic Princi
  • Computer Architecture & OS

Semester 2

  • Professional Perspectives
  • Intro to Embedded Systems
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Circuit Design (inc. Digital L

Year 2

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Mathematical Methods
  • Digital Circuits 2
  • VLSI Design Principles
  • Intro to Operating Systems
  • Electronics Laboratory Level 2
  • Engineering Team Project

Semester 2

  • Eng Analysis: Linear Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Algorithm Design with MATLAB
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Electronics Laboratory Level 2
  • Engineering Team Project
  • Project, Planning & Management

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Signal Processing
  • Control Systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Pattn Recogn & Neural Networks
  • MEng Individual Project Core

Semester 2

  • Microwave System Design Tech
  • Information & Coding - Comms
  • Networks & Distributed Systems
  • MEng Individual Project

Year 4

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • MEng Team Project Core

Semester 2

  • MEng Team Project

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


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Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MEng degree.

Career paths

This course will prepare you for a variety of careers in software and hardware design, communications and networking, computer applications, engineering management, computer sales and marketing. The problem-solving and analytical skills developed in the subject are also highly valued by many other professions. Some of our graduates continue their studies at postgraduate level.

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Bangor University

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A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

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Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.


Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

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LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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