BSc Hons Computer Systems, Edinburgh

This vocational study can be any qualification we accept, such as a BTEC National Diploma or two BTEC National Extended Certificates , and should include sufficient Engineering content. If you are studying a BTEC National Extended Diploma or BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering as part of your IBCP, then we may be able to consider you without Higher Level Mathematics alongside. Working with the latest digital technology, you’ll design systems such as embedded microprocessors, programmable integrated circuits or high-performance computers. You’ll learn how to use industry standard programming and hardware design languages, operating systems and applications.

  • High level synthesis tools will be used to compute signal processing applications.
  • You will consider the different sources of primary energy as well as the energy conversion and electricity generation principals that are exploited.
  • Where courses require achievement in GCSE Maths, we would normally look for a score of ‘3’ or higher inCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate Maths.
  • You’ll learn how to use industry standard programming and hardware design languages, operating systems and applications.

This flexibility is a unique approach to the study of Computing and is Ulster’s first course to offer ‘Variable Rate Progression’ . VRP provides huge flexibility, enabling you to complete the degree part-time in 3, 4, 5 or 6 years. Each year, you will have the opportunity review and adjust your degree pathway to best fit around your needs and ever changing commitments. Prof. O’Hallaron and his students perform research in the area of computer -systems.


Academic staff in the School of Computing are qualified to teach in higher education with most of them holding at least a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice. The majority of academic staff in the School (83%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy . Within the School of Computing courses are taught by staff who are Professors (20%), Readers/Senior Lecturers (32%) and Lecturers (48%). Normally, a module will have four learning outcomes, and no more than two items of assessment. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

Computers Systems

R. G. Baker Award, the Emmanuel Piore Award, the Phil Kaufman Award, and the A. Richard Newton Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers . He is a fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE and a member of both the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has taught computer systems courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, on such topics as computer architecture, introductory computer systems, parallel processor design, and Internet services.

Embedded Systems Programming

We recommend owning a laptop to interact fully in taught classes, which have both an in-person and an online component. Key software for your course is available through remote access or installation on your computer. You’ll also be able to access MS Teams and Zoom through your university account. Carat is partnered with companies including DELL, Leveno and many others to provide you with the technologies available.