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Our Computer Systems major is concerned with the design of hardware and software to create efficient computing platforms.

It is tailored to provide you with the necessary knowledge of how computer hardware works, the interface between hardware and software, and equip you with the skills needed to design bespoke computing platforms that are optimised for specific applications. 

As the quest for better solutions to computing problems transcends all disciplines of science and engineering, the knowledge gained would be applicable to any major.

Many of the advances in diverse specialisations such as high-energy physics, machine learning, drug design, linguistics and archaeology have only become possible due to improvements in computing.

Graduate opportunities

As a graduate of our Computer Systems major, you will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to use computers in a sophisticated manner.

They will be able to complement these learnings with other relevant qualifications to pursue a broad range of careers and roles, including:

  • embedded systems engineer, 
  • Internet of Things (IoT), 
  • computer network and systems engineer, 
  • systems administrator, 
  • cloud and visualisation engineer, 
  • JavaScript engineer, 
  • 3D animator, and 
  • security specialist.
Career pathways
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