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Computer Engineering (BEng)

Bachelor of Engineering
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

Gain an in-depth understanding of how to design and build computer systems in this 3-year computer engineering degree. You'll learn how to apply knowledge and mathematical principles in the design and implementation of modern diverse and distributed computer systems. 

You'll have the opportunity to:

  • design and implement a fully working CPU from the ground up, then use it to run programs compiled using a normal compiler
  • develop your skills in designing, performing and analysing experiment results through practice
  • gain an expert understanding of computer hardware, allowing you to choose between software and hardware implementations
  • understand how to select and implement appropriate algorithms, architectures and design processes for meeting performance targets and power constraints
  • incorporate ethics, security, performance, efficiency and robustness across computer engineering design and delivery

As you engage in project work, you'll gain valuable skills in teamwork, project planning, time management and presentation. This could even involve working together to create a combined hardware and software robotic system and collaborating with AI students to give it intelligence.

You'll ultimately apply your learning to problems with design and build, and work to a brief.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.