Middlesex University
Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The field of computer systems is one of the fastest growing fields of engineering and one that has a very visible impact on modern life. Our course opens the door to a career in computing wherever digital, mobile or network systems are involved.

Why study BEng/MEng Computer Systems Engineering at Middlesex University?

Traditional computer systems engineering focuses on the engineering and integration of hardware and software systems which fulfil useful purposes. For example accessing video-on-demand, music and live TV coverage, as data can be distributed across the globe.

Now, with the rise of cloud computing and the latest generation of large-scale networked systems, computer systems engineering is at the cutting edge of a range of technological developments.

Our pioneering and specialist Computer Systems Engineering degree prepares you for entry into an exciting career. You will be taught by experts in the field in high-tech labs and have access to specialist equipment. You will be part of a well-resourced department and study among like-minded and ambitious students.

Course highlights This is a multidisciplinary course with exciting work experience opportunities in Year 2 If you apply for our four-year MEng course through UCAS you can gain a masters qualification by completing the fourth year and receive student loan funding to cover your postgraduate course fees You will have access to labs with digital, high-end network, cloud computing, processing and developmental resources We are seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation - you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 5 graduates of Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Systems Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
68 /100
5 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons) at Middlesex University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Systems Engineering with 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 £28000 £24500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £30000 £19500 - £31500 £21000 - £39000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Systems Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28279 £27250 £31676
25-75 percentile range £23749 - £33575 £20337 - £34835 £23269 - £41375

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 with Foundation Year BEng (Hons) at Middlesex University

40% Information Technology Professionals
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
0% Administrative occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution



Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 72 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic 51 With at least 51 in all components
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 with Foundation Year, BEng (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Systems Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

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, 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:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #54 
    • #69 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of Middlesex University

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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