Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year)
London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
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.
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.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Minimum Required UCAS Tariff
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)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year), BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£15576||year 1|
Additional fee information
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
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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
January 1, 2024
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:
Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.
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.
Student composition of London Metropolitan University
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Electronic and Computer Engineering (with Integrated Foundation Year) BEng (Hons)||University of Brighton||80%||5%||10%||£9250||£13842||122||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Computing BSc (Hons)||Buckinghamshire New University||79%||5%||15%||£9250||£14250||114||High Wycombe||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics and Computing with Integrated Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||80%||7%||11%||£9250||£17875||129||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Computing BSc||University of Suffolk||69%||10%||10%||£9250||£14598||123||Ipswich||On campus Full-time|
|Computing (Data Analyst) with foundation year BSc (Hons)||University of Bolton||92%||20%||15%||£9250||£46600||104||Bolton||On campus Full-time|
|Computing BSc (Hons)||Bournemouth University||73%||0%||10%||£9250||£16500||119||Poole||On campus Full-time|
|Electronic and Computer Engineering with a Year Abroad BEng (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||87%||5%||0%||£9250||£26500||153||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Mathematics with Computing BSc (Hons)||University of Essex||81%||0%||10%||£9250||£17700||111||Colchester||On campus Full-time|
|Cloud Computing with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Wales||63%||5%||27%||£9000||£13500||132||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Computing for Business (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||University of East London||89%||10%||10%||£9250||£13080||90||London||On campus Full-time|