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Computer Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #69 (QS) ,
The Computer Systems Engineering course at the University of Glasgow provides an extensive introduction to state-of-the-art miniaturised and mobile computer systems and smart device technology. This allows you to acquire the complementary hardware and software knowledge and skills required to design and develop such systems.

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Key features

  • 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.
  • The Computer Systems Engineering course at the University of Glasgow has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributions in Computer Systems Engineering include: IBM, J.P. Morgan, Amazon, Adobe and Red Hat
  • As computer systems have reduced in size, and are increasingly mobile with more complex functionalities, they are now a fundamental component of smart device technology. This postgraduate programme is particularly suited to acquiring the complementary hardware and software knowledge and skills required for understanding and designing such systems. 

Careers

Career opportunities include positions in software development, chip design, embedded system design, telecommunications, video systems, automation and control, aerospace, development of PC peripherals and FPGA programming, defence and services for the heavy industries, for example generator and industrial motor control systems, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital signal processing
  • Either networked systems or computer communications
  • Human–computer interaction
  • Software and requirements engineering
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Internet technology

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of Upper Second Class or better on the UK Honour 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).

  • A 2.1 equivalent degree (GPA 3.0) in a relevant subject. 
  • Students with a 2.2 equivalent degree (GPA 2.7), but 2.1 equivalent marks in their maths and core theory subjects may be considered for entry.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21020 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21020 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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