MSc Computer Systems Engineering

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MSc Computer Systems Engineering

Leeds Beckett University

Engineering is at the heart of building a strong economy. That's why we've created this course - we're going to give you the expertise to become a modern day engineer that can bring fresh ideas and products to a number of industries.

The demand for new products and the pace of change in technology has seen automation, embedded systems and computer science take a leading role in the engineering process.

Our course will build your skills in designing and developing industrial controls, simulation and integrated systems, and smart devices. We will show you how systems can be programmed to control other software and hardware, from food manufacturing machinery and pharmaceutical production lines, to hospital equipment and every day technology such as escalators.

We're firm believers that creativity, problem solving and the ability to react quickly to changing environments are at the core of being a great engineer and we'll provide you with the support to develop in all these areas.

There's a strong industrial focus to what we teach - you'll investigate electronic development boards which you can reconfigure to control systems, smart devices that can be networked to manage tasks and designing new bespoke products that can increase productivity and reduce risks across industries. You'll also study how networking practices are utilised in automation and embedded systems.

If you're a computing or engineering graduate already working in the industry, our course will help you progress into a managerial position, giving you the ability to create new products and increase process efficiency in your place of work.


Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing or Engineering, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional.


IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Mature Applicants

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.


Our teaching team has hands-on experience of working in engineering and our great contacts ensure you have access to guest speakers - experts from Mini, Teledyne Defence and the Royal Air Force have spoken to our students before - and we also organise trips to industry, giving you the opportunity to see computer science engineering in practice at some of the country's big name manufacturing centres.

As engineers themselves, our teaching team know that your day job is not always suited to attending university, so we've made sure this is a flexible course which is compatible with a busy work life. We're committed to providing you with the help you need, wherever and whenever you need it. We offer online discussion boards and chat rooms, and can provide support via email and over the phone.

The first rate facilities we provide you with include C++ programming, software engineering equipment, rapid prototype 3D printing and programmable logic controllers. Best of all, you and your company will benefit from what you learn straight away - we make sure all the projects you take part in relate to your own place of work.

We'll give you the knowledge that will enable you to work for an agency or on a freelance basis, using your expertise to benefit companies anywhere in the world.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

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Last updated September 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Leeds, England
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price - The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module