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BEng Honours Computer Systems Engineering

BEng Honours Computer Systems Engineering

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Start
September
Duration
3 Years
Attendance
Full Time
Fees (Total)
167,100
Annual Breakdown
Year 1 - 55,700 Year 2 - 55,700 Year 3 - 55,700

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.

Traditional computer systems engineering focuses on the engineering and integration of hardware and software systems which fulfill 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.

Why Study BEng Honours Computer Systems Engineering?

This BEng degree is the basis for a wide range of Engineering based careers. Our pioneering and specialist Computer Systems Engineering degree prepares students for entry into an exciting career. They will be taught in high-tech labs by experts and have access to specialist equipment. You will be part of a well-resourced department studying among like-minded and ambitious students.

The special features of the programme are:

  • Practical hands-on work in modern ESD protected labs to illustrate the application of theory and concepts.
  • Practical competencies in computer communication systems and computer networks.
  • Students have an edge as the University works with companies such as Microsoft, Dell EMC, IBM, Oracle and SAP in addition to being Cisco Net Academy – meaning the student will have access to the latest equipment, and can make use of specialist teaching materials and workshops.
  • Programme content is enriched by providing industry engagement opportunities to students through industry speakers and field trips.
  • Enrolment into the CISCO academy and opportunity to complete CCNA course.
  • Develop project management skills related to engineering and computer networks projects and opportunity to implement these skills in the final year project.
  • Develop transferable technical skills as well as a strong background in professional ethics.
  • Career coaching is available through the Careers and Employability Service.
  • Option to transfer to London campus.

Students will study core modules such as computer networks, fundamentals of STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics), data communications, digital communications and systems, software engineering, internet scale and real time systems development.

The course will focus on the design of systems and services such as the use of cloud computing technology for data storage and distribution, that enable effective, secure and reliable global communications. Students will have the opportunity to put what you have learned to practical use and make valuable industry contacts. Throughout the course they will build confidence to develop and implement modern technologies relevant to electronic products and systems.

Please refer to our Academic Calendar for further information: http://www.mdx.ac.ae/life-at-university/academic-calendar

Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Note: Both core and optional modules are constantly updated and under review. As with most academic programmes, please remember that it is possible that a module may not be offered in any particular year, for instance because too few students opt for it. Middlesex University reserves the right to vary or withdraw any course or module.

  • Year 1

    • Practical Applications of Mathematics for Engineering (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The module aims to provide you with the mathematical knowledge and tools to model and understand particular problems in engineering, and to interpret these results to provide information relevant to designs and decisions you will make as engineers.
    • Programming Paradigms for Physical Computing and Internet of Things (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module introduces fundamental computational concepts and programming constructs and uses of a range of widely used programming languages. The module will expose you to problem solving through programming and introduce you to a selection of hardware. You'll make use of different programming environments to solve problems that were introduced in the other modules.
    • Fundamentals of Electronics and Communication Engineering (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and in-depth understanding of the principles and theories employed in electronics and communications. It places electronics and communication principles in a realistic context showing the benefits and the challenges that everyday electronic engineers face in real life.
    • Computing and Electronic Engineering Skills and Projects 1 (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of digital electronics and develop knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques to successfully complete the final project. Students will learn a range of practical skills, and techniques required to construct digital electronic circuits successfully and to use a range of workshop machinery to accomplish this. The projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem-solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.
  • Year 2

    • Signal Processing and Communications (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module will introduce students to advanced techniques of signal processing and interpretation as well as the applications of signal processing in wireless communications.
    • Digital System Design (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to introduce the digital systems design using concepts and abstractions central to the development of computing systems. The module will be introduced using VHDL (hardware description language), in which the designs can be implemented and tested. Development often requires knowledge and understanding of digital logic building blocks, hardware description language (VHDL), development tools similar to the ones used in the industry; this module provides you with the essential concepts for that purpose.
    • Computer Systems Engineering Projects 2 (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out computing and engineering projects that address one or more elements of a major issue of current concern with reference to industrial practice. You'll develop an understanding of the process of moving from modelling and simulation to prototyping. You'll gain experience of working in groups by taking on a specific management function appropriate to professional working practice.
    • Engineering Software Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      The overall aims of this module are twofold: firstly, to provide you with an understanding of the use of one or more types of programming language appropriate for developing the software element within engineering applications. Secondly, to address the principal technical and non-technical issues involved in designing and creating computer based systems which involve typically involve communication between hardware and software components to realise an application that satisfying specific sets of requirements and constraints. The module intends to provide an opportunity for developing a range of practical skills needed within each stage of a system s development. Recognised system development methodologies are introduced, with a focus on the practical and conceptual activities required to move from initial design to the development of tested software systems. The module addresses the discipline of computer system development, including development processes, life-cycle models, quality issues, requirements analysis, design techniques, testing, and computer systems project management.
  • Year 3

    • Major Project (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed computing and engineering project using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. You're expected to provide a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process, appropriate to the goals of your programme.
    • Internetworking Systems and Development (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of internetworking systems along with their principles and theories applied in practical network design and development. It will teach you how to evaluate a network situation and to help them to identify the most important network aspects that need to be monitored and analysed. You'll design and develop simulation software as appropriate models to evaluate the pure performance and availability, as well as performability of the internetworking systems.
    • System-on-Chip Design and Implementation (30 Credits) - Compulsory
      This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. The principles underpinning of real-time hardware and software are also addressed and deployed. The focus is on structured design principles and techniques that yield, cost-effective, ad hoc and testable systems whose development typically involves the integration of custom hardware, software or hardware interfaces, IP devices or peripherals, one or more processors, and software.

Classes are held at our Dubai Knowledge Park campus Sunday to Thursday between 8:30am and 6:30pm. Additional sessions may be scheduled over the weekend or holiday periods and you should expect to receive notice of these in advance.

You will be actively involved in a range of learning, teaching and assessment approaches as part of your programme. These approaches ensure that you are involved and engaged by placing you at the centre of your own learning. You will be required to actively participate in learning activities and engagement with your fellow students, both individually and collaboratively. Faculty increasingly use existing and emerging technologies and your programme will be facilitated using a variety of media and online tools (My Learning on UniHub, podcasts, wikis, etc.) which will allow you access to a diverse range of online resources and learning materials. By engaging in e-learning you will also be developing skills of which are essential for your learning and highly valued by employers. Such skills including flexibility, communication, IT skills and team work.

We accept students with a diverse range of entry qualifications and from varying backgrounds. The following international qualifications are normally considered for admission:

Successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** (equivalent programmes from other Universities/Colleges/Institutes will be considered).
Indian Secondary School Certificates issued by the CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All State Boards may be considered: minimum grade of 55% + Maths 70%

112 UCAS points, including 80 points from at least two science or numerate-based subjects and GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.

You must have passed the full IB Diploma. In some cases applicants will also need to have studied certain subjects at Standard or Higher Level. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.

Students who have completed their GCSEs are eligible to join our International Foundation Programme – a one year programme to prepare students for entry onto our Undergraduate Programmes. Please note that students must meet the British AS and A Level entry requirements in order to gain entry into the First Year of any one of our Undergraduate Programmes. Grade C in Maths

UAE’s General Secondary Education Certificate Examination Grade 12 (Tawjihiya) plus successful completion of the Middlesex University International Foundation Programme (IFP)*** or equivalent programmes
Completion of Year 1 at a recognised post-secondary institution (university / college). Candidates that have successfully completed FSC/HSC are admitted to the Middlesex University’s International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Minimum overall grade of 12. Students completing the High School Diploma are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
National Curriculum of the countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan: Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Candidates are admitted to the International Foundation Programme (IFP)***
Students with American High School Diploma are eligible to join our Foundation programme. However, if you have passed the American High School Diploma with the university required GPA and SAT or ACT or AP Scores you may be eligible for direct entry into Year 1 of the undergraduate programme. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact admissions@mdx.ac.ae for support.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications***** (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) may be considered for direct entry into an undergraduate programme

***** BTEC qualifications (QCF) (suite of qualifications known as Nationals) are acceptable both on their own and in combination with other qualifications. Applicants are expected to have studied for the Diploma or Extended Diploma. The Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma and 90 Credit Diploma are expected to be studied in combination to equal that of at least the Diploma (for example, the Subsidiary Diploma would need to be offered in combination with either a Diploma or two GCE A levels).

Note: *** International Foundation Programme (IFP) is a one year programme to prepare students for entry to Undergraduate programmes

This list shows only a selection of qualifications. If your high school system does not appear here, please contact our Admissions Office admissions@mdx.ac.ae and we will be able to advise you further.

English Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

All programmes at Middlesex University Dubai are taught in English and applicants with previous education outside of English-speaking countries (such as the UK, the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand), must demonstrate English language proficiency as follows:

English Language Test

Entry Requirement

IELTS Academic

6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)

TOEFL Internet-based

72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)

PearsonPTE Academic

51


Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English Language

Entry Requirement

GCSE/IGCSE/O-Level English

(as a first or second language)

Grade C or Higher

CBSE/ISC boards/NIOS/All state boards

Minimum grade of 65% in English

International Baccalaureate

Minimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)

West African/Nigerian Curriculum

WAEC/WASSCE/SSSCE 

Minimum grade “C6“

TOEFL-IBT home-based test

 

Accepted for September 2020 only and in territories where standard version of the test is not available due to test centre closure  
UG: 72

Duolingo

Accepted for September 2020 only
UG: Overall 95

 

IELTS Indicator 

Accepted for September 2020 only and test certificate must be dated after 20 May 2020.

Note: this test is accepted only in territories where IELTS test centre is closed.  


For admissions related enquiries, kindly contact our admissions team on 0097143678100 / 0097143751212 alternatively you can email on admissions@mdx.ac.ae

The degree prepares you for a wide range of careers. Graduates will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to develop their entrepreneurship skills and establish their own business. This course opens the door to a career in computing wherever digital, mobile or network systems are involved. Recent graduates have progressed onto masters courses or have secured jobs with global companies in wireless and digital design, network design and implementation, network planning, mobile internet applications and services development. Careers include key roles as an Application Developer, ICT Manager, Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Systems Developer and IT Project Manager. Links with the employment market is established through visiting speakers from relevant sections of the industry. Our industry partners offer internships, deliver visiting lectures, assist with field trips and recruit at the University’s Careers Day each year.

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