The range of uses for computers is increasing all the time – from smartphones and tablets to aircraft flight control systems and global telecommunications. Our degree gives you up-to-date knowledge of computer hardware and software, and a background knowledge of electronics, communications systems and control theory.
The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), on behalf of the Engineering Council. The MEng programme fully satisfies the educational requirements for becoming a Chartered Engineer.
Applicants for September 2019 entry can apply for a scholarship of a £1,000 one off payment. For more information and to apply, see DA VINCI Academic scholarship.Our degree programme
Computer technology, telecommunications and consumer electronics are rapidly evolving, so experts in these fields are in great demand. This degree is based on leading-edge research and has been designed with strong industrial input.
In your first and second years, you are introduced to a wide range of computing and engineering modules. You can study the theoretical background of digital technologies, communications principles and object-oriented programming, and take modules in robotics, computer interfacing and engineering mathematics.
The third year allows you to specialise in a particular topic of interest. This could include computer networks and communication, computer security and cryptography, digital signal processing, digital control, digital systems design and embedded computer systems.
The final year of the MEng programme brings your engineering skills up to an advanced level, providing a broad knowledge of business perspectives and extra opportunities for group project work.
All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.
You can take a work placement between the second and third years of your degree. This provides valuable workplace experience and can increase your professional contacts. For more details, see Computer Systems Engineering with a Year in Industry (MEng).Study resources
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including:
- four air-conditioned computer suites with 150 high-end computers
- 120-seat engineering laboratory
- extensive professional CAD development software
- PCB and surface-mount facilities
- mechanical workshop
- Matlab for system modelling
- 3dMD 3D imaging scanner for general purpose capture and biometric research
- VICON Infrared Motion Capture System
- anechoic chamber for EMC (pre-compliance testing) and antenna characterisation.
Kent Union has a range of student-run clubs and societies to enable you to network, develop your skills and socialise with students from across the University.Professional network
The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has a long history of collaboration with industry. We have a strong reputation for our placement year, matching dedicated students with a variety of organisations in the UK and overseas.