M.Sc. Computer Systems Engineering

University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
This Masters in Computer Systems Engineering 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.

Description of Computer Systems Engineering

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Why Glasgow?
  • 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

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Computer Systems Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

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 Course Facts

Application deadline July, August
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Modes of delivery of the MSc in Computer Systems Engineering include lectures, seminars and tutorials and allow students the opportunity to take part in lab, project and team work.

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements for Computer Systems Engineering

  • Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
  • International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Work Experience for Computer Systems Engineering

No work experience is required.

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