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MEng Computer Systems Engineering with Industrial Experience / Course details
Year of entry: 2019
The Computer Systems Engineering programme delivers a degree course that will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop computer-based systems with real-time response. Sophisticated electronic systems permeate all aspects of life. Typical examples include MP3 players, games consoles, mobile phones, vehicle control systems and radar. All of these are embedded systems, which typically contain one or more microprocessors, memory, a communications capability, application-specific hardware and software. Consequently a wide range of knowledge and skills are needed to support their development, including digital electronics, software engineering, computer architecture, and digital signal processing.
This is a five year programme and involves you undertaking a one year work placement in industry between the third and fourth years of your study at Manchester. Besides the money that you earn during this year, you also gain practical experience that can be invaluable both in your final year project and when competing for graduate jobs. Students with industrial experience not only tend to improve their final degree performance but also tend to develop clearer ideas about their future career path.
The final year of the MEng programme enhances the contents of the equivalent three-year BSc programme by enabling you to study specialised topics to a greater depth and broaden your skills gained from your industrial experience, with enterprise related courses and industrially-focused project work. The enhancements enable you to develop an in depth specialist knowledge across a range of computing subjects, including some covered by the MSc in Advanced Computer Science. They also allow you to understand the business skills needed to develop and manage a successful business exploiting computing technology.
Detailed programme and course unit information is available here .
Teaching and learning
Coursework and assessment
Course content for year 1
Course units for year 1
|First Year Team Project||COMP10120||20||Mandatory|
|Mathematical Techniques for Computer Science||COMP11120||20||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Computation||COMP11212||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Computer Engineering||COMP12111||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Computer Architecture||COMP15111||10||Mandatory|
Course content for year 2
Course units for year 2
|Fundamentals of Databases||COMP23111||10||Mandatory|
|Software Engineering 1||COMP23311||10||Mandatory|
|Software Engineering 2||COMP23412||10||Mandatory|
|Algorithms and Imperative Programming||COMP26120||20||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Management||BMAN10011||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 3
Course units for year 3
|Third Year Project Laboratory||COMP30040||40||Mandatory|
|Implementing System-on-Chip Designs||COMP32211||10||Mandatory|
|Enterprise Management for Computer Scientists||MCEL30031||10||Mandatory|
|Managing Finance in Enterprises for Computer Scientists||MCEL30032||10||Mandatory|
|The Internet of Things: Architectures and Applications||COMP32412||10||Optional|
|Agile Software Engineering||COMP33711||10||Optional|
|AI and Games||COMP34120||20||Optional|
|Natural Language Systems||COMP34412||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 4
Course units for year 4
|Summer Industrial Project||COMP40901||25||Mandatory|
|Business Feasibility Study||MCEL40042||15||Mandatory|
- Newly refurbished computing labs furnished with modern desktop computers, available with Linux and Windows
- Access to world leading academic staff
- Collaborative working labs complete with specialist computing and audio visual equipment to support group working.
- Over 300 Computers in the School dedicated exclusively for the use of our students.
- Access to a hardware library, with top of the range equipment, including drones, robots and oculus rifts.