Computer Systems Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #65 (QS) ,
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 is offered at the University of Glasgow 

Why this programme
  • 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.
    • Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017).
    • 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.
Career Prospects

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

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
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Detailed Programme Facts

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

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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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).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    20150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20150 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

    Funding opportunities
    • Chongqing University
    • UoG SIT Alumni Scholarship
    • Thomas Blake Glover Scholarship 2017 to Japan
    • College of Science and Engineering Deans' Award
    • College of Science and Engineering Graduate School
    • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
    • University International Leadership Scholarship
    • Alumni Discount
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