Computer Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18900
    Tuition (Year)
    6950
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #88 ,
This Masters in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Glasgow exposes students to state-of-the-art miniaturised and mobile computer systems and smart device technology, allowing them to acquire the complementary hardware and software knowledge and skills required for understanding and designing such systems.

About

This Masters in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Glasgow exposes students to state-of-the-art miniaturised and mobile computer systems and smart device technology, allowing them to acquire the complementary hardware and software knowledge and skills required for understanding and designing such systems.

Why this programme
  • With 95% overall student satisfaction in Electronic & Electrical Engineering and 97% in Computing Science (National Student Survey 2014), both Schools continue to combine both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
  • You will be taught jointly by the Schools of Engineering and Computing Science. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
  • The University of Glasgow’s discipline of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is ranked 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).
  • If you are a computer engineering graduate, this programme will enhance your knowledge; if you are an electronic engineering graduate you can focus on developing your software skills; or if you are computer science graduate you can focus on developing your hardware skills.

Programme Structure

Core courses:

  • Digital signal processing
  • Either networked systems or computer communications
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Software and requirements engineering
  • MSc project
Optional courses typically include:
  • Advanced operating systems
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer architecture
  • Digital communications 4
  • Human centred security
  • Information retrieval
  • Internet technology
  • Microwave and millimetre wave circuit design
  • Optical communications
  • Real time embedded programming
  • Safety critical systems
Projects:
  • In addition to taught work and practical assignments you will also complete a joint research project worth 60 credits in one of the state-of-the-art laboratories in the schools.
  • This extended project is an integral part of the MSc programme: many of these are linked to industry while others are related to research in either of the participating Schools.
  • The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
  • You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Computer Systems Engineering. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. A sound understanding of programme relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree. Additionally we look for students to have studied approximately 1/3 electronics modules in their previous degree and also a computing science module which ensures that students are proficient with an object oriented programming language (C++ or similar).

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18900 International
  • EUR 6950 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.