Computer Engineering, BEng Hons

Computer Engineering, BEng Hons

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. In using our 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, 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 BEng degree programme is 3 years in full-time mode and meets the educational requirements for registration as an incorporated engineer (IEng). Please see MEng programme if you are looking for CEng status without further academic study.

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.

UCAS code

G401 M BEng/Comp


Engineering Science


Medway Campus


3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
Part time modes are available

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

FROM 2 or 3 A levels with an additional AS level (of which 80 points from A2 mathematics or a physical science/numerate subject) OR BTEC/EdExcel ED at DMM (280) including Unit 4 and Unit 28 OR equivalent qualifications

PLUS at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent.

* Where appropriate you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or an equivalent in another Secure English Language Test.

* For advanced entry to year 2 or 3 full-time or the equivalent part-time years, you will need an appropriate level 4 or 5 qualification, for example an HNC, HND or foundation degree or equivalent that maps to this degree. For further information please contact the Enquiry Unit on 020 8331 9000


Project-based tasks, laboratory experiments, formative and summative assignments, and formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Career options

Technology, engineering and computing-based careers, entertainment, industry, government and educational sectors, entrepreneurship or further postgraduate study.

Course content

  • Engineering Mathematics 1 & 2
  • Design and Materials
  • Practical and Experimental Skills
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 & 2
  • Engineering Management 1
  • Computer Architectures and Operating Systems
  • Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Mobile Applications Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Sensors and Networks
  • Web Systems Engineering
  • Secure Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Computer Engineering
  • Network Routing Management
  • Individual Project

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