London Metropolitan University
Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons)
London Metropolitan University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why study this course?

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

More about this course

Addressing the skills-shortage in the area of intelligent hardware/software systems and applied robotics, this career-focused course aims to equip you with the key skills needed to succeed as a well-rounded professional who is ready to work in cutting-edge computing and engineering sectors.

One of the key strengths of the course is its practical nature, which will allow you to develop hands-on skills and expertise. The course is supported by a number of specialised laboratories in general electronics, microwave and satellite communications, computer-aided design (CAD), embedded systems and digital systems and opto-electronics.

When studying any of our specialised modules you will spend a considerable part of the module in these laboratories and this will provide you with an opportunity to practice what you learn in your lectures and seminar sessions. Using an industry-standard simulation package you will investigate, design, implement, test and document a variety of real-world examples of electronics and communications systems. These sessions are performed individually or as part of a group.

You will gain the skills that employers are looking for and will also acquire relevant experience through a work placement in a real client-driven project in the work-related learning module. The course will also help you develop interpersonal, team working and engineering skills alongside commercial, ethical and environmental awareness.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 11 graduates of Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
88 /100
11 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) at London Metropolitan University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £21000 £26500
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £28500 £14500 - £30000 £18000 - £36000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26858 £23936 £28163
25-75 percentile range £22325 - £32129 £17704 - £31088 £20149 - £37896

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year), BEng (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Modules

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons) at London Metropolitan University

35% Information Technology Professionals
20% Elementary occupations
10% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
10% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Process, plant and machine operatives
5% Business and public service associate professionals

You'll be assessed through coursework reports, case studies, individual and group research assignments, written and laboratory-based examinations and a final engineering project or dissertation. You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year), BEng (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

London Metropolitan University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £15576 year 1
International £15576 year 1
Channel Islands £15576 year 1
Ireland £15576 year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit: https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/funding-your-studies/undergraduate-tuition-fees/

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful for example, optional field trips. The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of London Metropolitan University in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #30 
    • #39 
    Engineering Electronic & Electrical
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]

See all university rankings of London Metropolitan University

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About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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Where is this programme taught

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