Taught course

Computer Systems Engineering

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in an appropriate discipline, or an HNC plus five years in industry, or an HND plus three years in industry. If you do not have these qualifications, we will consider your case individually. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

Modern electronics and computer systems companies need engineers who can respond quickly to changes in technology and who have knowledge of modern computer-based and embedded systems. Embedded systems are at the heart of many engineering devices and industry needs specialists in this area. This award concentrates on this commercially important and rapidly expanding area of computer systems engineering.

You will investigate how embedded systems are designed and implemented in both hardware and software, and gain expertise in C and Java programming, computer networking and DSP. This course is ideal if you are a graduate planning a career in computer systems engineering, or if you work in the engineering industry and want to develop your professional knowledge and skills.

The course includes an 15-week project, which you may conduct in industry and could lead to job opportunities when you graduate. You will also work on industrial case studies and get involved in 'live' mini-projects. If you want to be a part-time student and continue working in a related industry, you may be able to link your major project to an aspect of your company's work.

Modules include: Product Management and Integrating Case Studies; Embedded System Design; Embedded Hardware Operating Systems; Major Project; Applied Digital Signal Processing; Network Security; Software Development

*Courses starting in February will take 16 months to complete

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Enquiries & Admissions
08455 194 787
01443 654 050