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Computer Systems Engineering MEng Hons

What will you study?

Lancaster’s international reputation for excellence in research will greatly aid your studies. You’ll be taught jointly by the Department of Engineering and the School of Computing and Communications, both highly ranked in the latest Research Assessment Exercise. Lancaster’s Department of Engineering is a broad-based engineering centre with a record of innovative teaching, practical research and close links with industry. Our degrees are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology or the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Computer Systems Engineering combines the fields of electronics and computer science and develops the cross-disciplinary skills needed to design the next generation of computer systems.

You’ll begin your degree with courses including Electrical and Electronics Fundamentals; Sensing and Signals, and The Digital Domain. Your second-year subjects cover Software Design; Engineering Analysis, and Instrumentation and Control. In your third year, you’ll complete a Final Year Project and can take modules including Engineering Management and Wireless Systems.

Where could it take you?

Your degree in Computer Systems Engineering will open up many opportunities in industry, from applications engineering to computer hardware design.

The quality of our graduates is recognised by leading companies, from start-ups and small technology companies through to industry giants such as Philips, BP, Nissan, Hewlett Packard, British Telecom, Rolls-Royce and British Aerospace. These employers are already offering our graduates starting salaries of over £26,500 a year.

Our graduates’ versatile communication, project management, logical thinking and problem-solving skills can also lead to roles in areas as diverse as project engineering, management, design, government, law and marketing.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAA inc. Maths anda Physical Science

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels are presented

Key skills: Not included in offer

Scottish Highers: AAABB. Advanced Higher in Maths is helpful

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 36 points overall with 16 points from best three HL courses, inc. Maths at higher level

IELTS: 6.5

BTEC: Overall grades of DDD in an Engineering related subject including Distinctions in the Mathematics and FurtherMathematics units

GCSE: Grade B in Mathematics and Grade C in English Language

HNC/HND: Distinctions and merits in all relevant units

New UK 'Diploma' & Cambridge Pre-U: Contact us for information

Direct entry to second year: Appropriate qualifications include a good Higher National Diploma or Certificate in relevant subjects, or a Higher Diploma from polytechnics in Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates with other qualifications of comparable standing should write to enquire.

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

It will be necessary for students to purchase clothing for use in laboratories which is approximately £70. The University pays for student membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where appropriate plus contributes to specialist software and workshop materials.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.