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School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Electronic and Communications Engineering MEng, BEng

MEng, BEng Electronic and Communications Engineering


This course offers a broad foundation in modern electronic engineering
combined with a range of specialist options for students aiming for careers
in the rapidly expanding areas of information technology, computer networks,
communication systems, microelectronics, control and power electronics and drives. If you are looking for a career in the field of communication systems, then this course is for you.

This field includes mobile phone handsets and networks, data communications and digital broadcasting. This continues to be one of the fastest growing engineering sectors and one where the UK is particularly successful.

You will carry out a project in every year of study. If you choose to study the MEng you will undertake a group design project in your third year.

UCAS Code: H640 (MEng, BEng) or H645 (BEng)
Our students typically undertake the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) as this is the most direct route to becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
Industrial placements: Yes
Study abroad: Yes
Course duration: 3 or 4 years depending on option taken.
Start date: September
Course fees: UK/EU: £9,000 International: £16,500
Information about living expenses and financial support can be found on the University's website.
Scholarships: Scholarships and bursaries worth up to £8,000 available.
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

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The School is ranked number 1 in the UK for research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise.

2015 entry
This course is available for entry in September 2015.
Fees and scholarships: tbc.


The tables below show the modules that you will study if you commence your studies in September 2013. This information is taken from the University Programme Catalogue, which is a tool designed for current students to select modules.

If you are looking to start your studies in September 2014 a list of modules is available in the 2014 brochure.

This is an indicative list and actual content may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.


Career options

Careers in the field of Electronic and Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and employment prospects are excellent. Because of the nature of the electronics industry the demand for high calibre electronic engineering graduates is high and employment opportunities exist both in large multinational corporations and small start-up companies working on next-generation products and technologies.

All of our degrees will equip you with the skills you need to succeed in industry, including design, problem solving, numeracy and analysis skills, together with ‘transferable skills’, such as communication and working as a team.

Recent graduates
have been employed by companies such as Sharp, British Aerospace, Pace Microtechnology, Filtronic, BNFL, AEAT Rail, Rover, Baldwin Boxall Communications, CAT (Electronics) and the BBC.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for the integrated masters (MEng, BEng) and the standalone BEng are the same.

A-level: AAA including Mathematics, excluding General Studies.

Engineering Diploma: Grade A (plus A or above in A-level Mathematics). Other diploma qualifications considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma: D*DD, including a D in Further Maths.

IB: 35 points overall, with 18 points at higher level to include 5 points in higher level Mathematics.

We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of alternative UK and international equivalent qualifications.

English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.

How to apply

All undergraduate applications should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

If you require any further information please contact our admissions team,
e:, t: +44 (0)113 343 2012