Computer Engineering, MEng



Computing is no longer restricted to desktop computers and business environments, but has become an integral part of the way we live. This is a rapidly advancing industry and there is a clear need for a new generation of computing professionals that can adapt to these changes and develop the software, hardware and networking solutions of the future. 

Unlike traditional computer science degrees, you will not simply be taught strict theoretical programming. This degree programme will allow you hands on, practical experience in developing and using applications for a range of computing platforms and hardware. 

This degree programme will teach you how computers work and how to create the applications that run on them. For example, you will have the opportunity to develop applications for robots, embedded and real-time systems, and other innovative ICTs. You will also learn how industry standard tools and techniques can be used to find and develop solutions to many of the challenges in this area of engineering. 


This MEng degree programme is four years in full-time mode and meets the educational requirements for registration as an chartered engineer (CEng). The programme is accredited by the DETC on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.


The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional engineer who can work effectively with current and future computer and ICT technologies, methods and standards
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new computer-based engineering solutions
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of professional roles within computing, engineering, ICT and associated specialist fields, including management roles.


 What you'll study


Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

o   Design and Materials (30 credits)

o   Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)

o   Practical and Experimental Skills (30 credits)

o   Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)

o   Learning Support & Development for Engineering Programmes


Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

                Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (15 credits)

                Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)

                Mobile Applications for Engineering (15 credits)

                Programming for Engineers (15 credits)

                Sensors and Networks (15 credits)

                Software Engineering (15 credits)

                Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)

                Attributes for Employability and Professional Development for Engineers

                Engineering Mathematics 2 (15 credits)


Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

          Management & Communications (30 credits)

          Engineering of Advanced Distributed Systems (30 credits)

          Advanced Hardware Systems & Design (30 credits)

          Industrial Project (30 credits)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

·      Advanced Database Applications (15 credits)

·      Database Security and Administration (15 credits)

·      Research Methodology (15 credits)

·      Real-Time Embedded Systems (15 credits)

·      Design of Embedded Systems (15 credits)

·      Strategy & Management (15 credits)

·      Individual Project (30) (30 credits)


Extra information


Assessment methods include:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.



You will gain the knowledge and skills required for professional roles within computing, engineering and related specialist fields. For example, you could work as a professional engineer in a variety of organisations or start your own business. You could also pursue postgraduate study.


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