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.
We are ranked 7th in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering by the Complete University Guide and the Good University Guide 2014.
The School scored 92% for overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (NSS).
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.
Course brochure: Download
Accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.
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.
|Circuit Analysis and Design|
|Electronic Materials and Devices|
|Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering|
|Digital Electronics and Microcontrollers|
|High Frequency Circuits and Systems|
|Transistors and Optoelectronic Devices|
|Energy Systems and Control|
|Embedded Systems Project|
|Mobile Applications Project|
|RF and Microwave Engineering|
|Digital Media Engineering|
|Group Design Project (MEng)|
|Compulsory modules||Optional modules (choose four)|
|Electronics Industry Dissertation||Wireless Communications System Design|
|MEng Individual Project||Digital Signal Processing for Communications|
|Cellular Mobile Communication Systems|
|Digital Wireless Communications Principles|
|Optical Communications Networks|
|High Speed Internet Architecture|
|Data Communications and Network Security|
|Medical Electronics and E-Health|
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. Opportunities exist both in large multi-national corporations and small startup companies working on next-generations technologies.
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.
English language requirements: GCSE English Language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English Language qualification.
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,
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