Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering - Final Year

Provided by BMC International College

Course introduction



The BEng Honours programme in Digital Systems and Computer Engineering is directly awarded by the University of Hertfordshire, England.

The University of Hertfordshire has a history of providing the electronics industry with highly professional, practical graduates.

The digital world is innovative and exciting. A seamless interface between data entities, high bandwidth communication networks and high-performance computer systems are now commonplace. The knowledge and skill to design advanced digital systems, use sophisticated programming techniques, and deploy such systems are key attributes of the modern day computer engineer. This course enables you to gain skills appropriate to the design of both sophisticated embedded microprocessor systems and modern computer architectures. In microprocessor design you study topics such as real world interfacing using digital signal processing algorithms and techniques and intelligent control strategies employing neural network and fuzzy logic technology. In computer architecture you will study areas such as cache coherent systems, multilevel memory structures, super scalar architectures and media processors. These studies are underpinned by work on software specification, design and verification.

Programme Structure

This final year top-up degree programme consists of 6 modules and one project and the complete programme consists of 120 credit points.It is conducted over 2 semesters of about 6 months each.

BEng(Hons) Digital Systems and Computer Engineering - Level 6 (Final Year)
Module Title Credit Points % Examination % Coursework
Sem A
Mobile and Digital Communication Networks 15 60 40
Microelectronics & VLSI 15 60 40
Operating Systems and Object Oriented Programming 15 60 40
Sem A & B
BEng final year project 30 0 100
Sem B
Digital Signal Processing 15 60 40
Intelligent Systems and Robotics 15 60 40
Computer Architecture 15 60 40

Entry Requirements

The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
  • Relevant Diploma (3-year course) from any of the following polytechnics in Singapore:-
          - Nanyang Polytechnic
          - Ngee Ann Polytechnic
          - Republic Polytechnic
          - Singapore Polytechnic
          - Temasek Polytechnic
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering OR
  • other relevant equivalent qualifications which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the University.

In addition to the requirements stated above, students entering the programme and whose first language is not English or students whose medium of instruction on their qualifying programme was not English will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in English to TOEFL 550/IELTS 6.0 or an equivalent recognized qualification.

Module Synopsis

Mobile and Digital Communication Networks

Analysis and design of mobile and cellular radio systems, and data communications networks, and examination of interaction of these in the context of modern mobile communications.

Microelectronics and VLSI

Develops design techniques further into the area of integrated circuit design, focussing particularly upon the demands of high-speed analogue and digital IC technologies. The analytical design process is supported by the use of relevant software design and simulation tools.

Operating Systems and Object Oriented Programming (BEng students)

Object oriented software techniques and system design concepts including modern operating system design and its interaction with, and dependence on, hardware architectures.

Digital Signal Processing

Architecture and use of advanced dedicated processors for the manipulation of digital data. Software simulation is used for the evaluation of designs.

Intelligent Systems and Robotics

Extends existing knowledge of control systems to include the design and evaluation of fuzzy logic and neutral network-based systems, taught in the context of robotics.

Computer Architecture

Modern PC structures, reduced and specialised instruction set processors, and multiprocessor systems, and the specialist programming techniques they require.

BEng Final Year Project

An opportunity for you to demonstrate your abilities as an electronics engineer as you undertake a substantial individual project in your specialist subject area.

Programme Duration

Full/part time : minimum of 12 months

Note: This course is conducted only at Bukit Merah. Please call 62735611 for more information.

Programme Delivery

Day/Evening classes taught by BMC Lecturers with Academic and industry experience.

Assessment and Grading System

Each module(except project module) is assessed for 100%, which comprise of course work(30%) and final exam(70%). The course work comprises of laboratory assessment and phase tests. Final year project module is 100% assessed on course work comprises feasibility report, interim seminar, demo & poster presentation and report.

The pass mark for each module is 40%. Both course work and final exam must be passed separately.

The degree classification is calculated based on the average of best 90 credit modules in which project module is compulsory.
  • First class Honours: 70% to 100%
  • Upper second class Honours: 60% to 69%
  • Lower second class Honours: 50% to 59%
  • Third class Honours: 40% to 49%

Expected date of release of Assessment result

Assessment results / Award of certificate will be available to the students within 3 months of the last assessment for that assessment cycle. Appeal on Assessment results will be avaliable to the students within 2 weeks from the date of release of results for that assessment cycle.

Fees & Funding

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