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Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) - BEng (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng is a four-year degree that includes a built-in foundation year (Year 0).

The foundation year will introduce you to the key principles of computer systems and engineering, preparing you for the next three years of your course. You’ll graduate with all the applied knowledge you’ll need to work in the computing and engineering industries.

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More about this course

Our Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics (including foundation year) BEng will prepare you to study at undergraduate level, developing your confidence and academic skills in areas relating to computing. This preparatory year is shared with other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to study with a wide range of students with various interests. Should you wish to change your specialism following your foundation year, there will be flexibility to do so.

During your foundation year you will become familiar with computer security, computer networks, mathematical techniques, programming language and theoretical concepts related to computer software design. Building skills in these key areas of study will ensure you’re well-equipped for the following three years of your course.

On the course you’ll have access to our specialist laboratories for computer-aided design (CAD), electronics, microwave and satellite communications, embedded systems and digital systems and opto-electronics. The computing and engineering skills you'll learn will help you succeed in becoming a computer systems professional.

You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.


You’ll be assessed through coursework, reports, case studies and assignments. There will also be laboratory-based examinations, a final engineering project and a dissertation.

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UCAS code HG67
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg Functional Skills at Level 2)

If you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE, you may be offered a University test in these areas.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 0 modules include:

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
  • Mathematics
  • Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Computer Hardware and Software Architectures
  • Electronics Systems 
  • Logic and Mathematical Techniques
  • Programming

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Advanced Electronics Systems
  • Microprocessors & Embedded Systems 
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
  • Work Related Learning
  • Data Science for Business
  • Data Structures and Specialist Programming
  • Databases
  • Network Engineering
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Signals and Systems

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Applied Robotics
  • Computer Vision
  • Digital Systems Applications
  • Project
  • Distributed and Internet Systems
  • Ethical Hacking
  • IOT Technologies
  • Mobile Applications
  • Network Security (CISCO) 
  • Wireless Networks (Cisco)

After the course

Upon graduating from this degree you'll be fully prepared to start your career in computer systems engineering. You'll also have many technical skills that can be used for other areas of employment such as aerospeace, manufacturing, communications, electronics and robotics.

What is a degree with a foundation year?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

UK/EU applicants for September full-time entry must apply via UCAS unless specified otherwise.

Applicants for September part-time entry should apply direct to the University using the apply online button.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September one year before the start of the course.

Our UCAS institution code is L68.

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