Computer Systems Engineering BEng

Dr Roderich Gross explains how the knowledge and skills you gain at ACSE have real world applications

This three-year BEng course will develop your engineering skills in computer software and hardware. The key difference between this and a computer science degree is the focus on engineering systems: electromechanical design, robotics and computer programming for embedded systems.

Modules are informed by our world-leading research and designed with input from our industry partners, so you'll have the best start for your career. You'll use industry-standard equipment and learn about state-of-the-art applications in infrastructure, medicine and aviation.

Our courses share a common first year. You'll study subjects that are fundamental to computer systems such as mathematics, computing, control, electronics, software and embedded systems.

In the first year, you'll learn how to control robotic systems and you will work as part of a team to design, analyse and test robots, autonomous vehicles and other complex electro-mechanical systems.

In your second year, core modules cover subjects such as programming (including C++, Python and Java), mathematics and data modelling, signals, systems and communications.

You'll apply your skills to a practical project, where you'll design a system using 3D CAD tools. You'll then build the system in our iForge makerspace. This innovative facility gives you access to 3D printers, laser cutters and more.

In your final year, specialist modules cover topics ranging from intelligent systems and digital signal processing to system design and security. You can tailor your degree to suit your interests with optional modules.

The highlight of your final year is an individual project. You'll work closely with one of our world leading academics to deepen your technical knowledge and develop your expertise in a range of engineering techniques and skills such as project management and communication that maximise your employability.

Other options for you:

Subject to achieving a satisfactory performance you can transfer from the BEng to the MEng degree at the end of the second year.

- You could switch to the version of this degree with a year in industry.

- You can choose to study a year abroad.

The content of this course is currently under review for 2022-23 entry and there will be some changes before you start. We'll publish an up-to-date description for this course soon.

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Institute of Measurement and Control and the Engineering Council UK.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)

Engineering Council

BEng Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

including Maths and a science

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

including Maths and a science

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB, including Maths and a science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Maths and a science + B in AS or A Level Further Maths

ABB, including Maths and a science + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB, including Maths and a science + B in AS or A Level Further Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Maths and a science

33, with 5 in Higher Level Maths and a science

BTEC

| DD in Engineering or Applied Science + A in A Level Maths

DD in Engineering or Applied Science + B in A Level Maths

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers

| AAABB + AB in Maths and a science

AABBB + AB in Maths and a science

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA in Maths and a science

B + AB in Maths and a science

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction (to include Maths) and 9 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction (to include Maths) and 15 credits at Merit. Applicants are considered individually

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

Physics is preferred as the science subject, but we also accept a range of science related subjects, including Computer Science, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Electronics, Engineering, Technology and Further Maths

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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