BEng Hons Computer Engineering (Extended)

University Of Greenwich

Program Overview

Our extended degree in computer engineering will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed for a career as a professional engineer. The entry requirements are lower on this course as it includes a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.


As well as learning about programming theory, you'll gain practical experience in developing applications for computing platforms and hardware. You will have the opportunity to create applications for robots, embedded and real-time systems, and other innovative information and communications technology.


LondonUnited Kingdom

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 15,100


IELTS: 5.5

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Year 0

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Engineering Project Design and Implementation (60 credits)
  • Professional and Personal Development (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Engineering Mathematics (30 credits)

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Fundamentals of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (15 credits)
  • Design and Materials (30 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 1 (30 credits)
  • Engineering Principles (15 credits)
  • Engineering Mathematics 1 (30 credits)


Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Computer Architectures and Operating Systems (15 credits)
  • Digital and Embedded Electronic Systems (15 credits)
  • Mobile Applications for Engineering (15 credits)
  • Programming for Engineers (15 credits)
  • Sensors and Networks (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Skills 2 (15 credits)
  • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory modules.

  • Individual Project (30 credits)
  • Advanced Computer Engineering (30 credits)
  • Hardware Systems and Control (15 credits)
  • Network Routing Management (15 credits)
  • Web Systems Engineering (15 credits)
  • Engineering Professional Practice (15 credits)

Qualifications: three A-levels/Extended Diploma/combination of A-level and Diploma/A-levels and Extended Certificate and must include one of the following:


A level: 16 Points from mathematics and a physical science or a numerate subject.


BTEC National: Extended Diploma in Engineering, requiring: Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems (Unit 7) and Further Engineering Mathematics (Unit 8), both at Merit or a related subject/unit.


A level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Engineering and 16 Points from A-level mathematics if Units 7 and/or 8 are not included.


A level and BTEC National: Diploma/Extended Certificate in Applied Science and 16 Points from A-level mathematics.


International Baccalaureate: requiring Higher Level Maths or Physics grade 3 and Standard Level English grade 4.


Access to Higher Education Diploma: Engineering/Engineering Science.


Plus GCSEs in English language and mathematics at grade 4 or above (grade C or above under the A*-G system), and one GCSE science subject at Grade C or above under the A*-G system. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in Mathematics and English.


We will also consider:

  • AS-levels along with A2-levels.
  • Alternative qualifications at Level 3, such as OCR Cambridge Technicals, AQA Tech-level, and Access to Engineering.
  • Appropriate qualifications such as an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree, with which you may be able to enter this degree in Year 2.

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2022/23 fees

Full-time (per year)
Home £9,250
International £15,100

Part-time (per 30 credits)
Home £2,313 *

Fees information International fees
Fees are assessed based on your country of domicile, with students domiciled in the EU charged international fees. If you are unsure, find out more about how your fee status is assessed.

Accommodation costs
Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Funding your study
There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive. EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.


Other costs
Safety equipment

Engineering students are also provided safety boots and protective headwear in addition to lab coats and non-prescription safety glasses. Students would be expected to pay for their own prescription safety glasses (approx. £90+) if they choose to purchase them.


Field trips
The cost of field trips is activity dependant. Some are free, while others may require a contribution. You are not obliged to pay for field trips in order to complete your course.


Professional memberships
The standard professional memberships attached to accredited courses are covered by your tuition fees. You are welcome to take up additional professional memberships at your own cost.


Course texts and other study resources are available from the Drill Hall Library. You may wish to purchase your own copies. You also receive an allowance for printing costs, which you can top up if required.

Will I have a work placement?
Students go to a range of companies and organisations of varying sizes for their placements, including large multi-national firms, government agencies, the NHS and small to medium sized companies engaged in research, analytical services and manufacturing.

Previous students have worked in: Eon, Dyson, ADEY, PS Analytical and E-liquids, GSK, NHS hospitals.

IAESTE (British Council) placements to Brazil, Dubai and Poland.

We have a dedicated team to search for and inform students about relevant opportunities and help students prepare for interviews.

How long is my placement?
Students can undertake a summer placement for between 6 weeks and 3 months, which is acknowledged by the award of a Certificate of Industrial Experience.


Students are also encouraged to apply for sandwich placements lasting between 9-12 months which sit between the second and third year of the degree.


What are the financial arrangements?
The faculty expects that students will be treated like other employees of the company or organisation where reasonably possible.


It is expected that students on sandwich placements will be paid throughout their time with the company. In some cases, students on summer placements have had expenses only covered by the company.


Students on sandwich placements pay a reduced fee to the university for their placement year.


What sort of careers do graduates pursue?
These courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional mechanical engineer in areas such as high-value manufacturing and the automotive and aerospace industries. A number of former students have started their own companies or have gone on to further postgraduate study.


Are internships available?
Interns can gain valuable employment experience within the faculty – subject to resources. Personal tutors will be able to advise students on where to access course internships.


Do you provide employability services?
We have a team dedicated to enhancing student employment outcomes. This includes an Employer Partnerships Manager, who works with companies to provide placement and employment opportunities.


Our team will also help you understand the jobs market, produce effective CVs, and prepare for a graduate job and placement applications in your final year.

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