Communications technology is a crucial part of the world economy, advances in electronics and communications have had immeasurable impact on the modern world, and it is still a growing industry, we all have an innate need and desire to communicate. As communications technology gets ever more advanced, the demand for new devices and environmentally sustainable solutions increases, to improve the quality of everyday life and society we live in.
On the course you’ll be taught by professional engineers, many of whom have worked in industry, whilst others have specialised in research. We’ll give you the chance to gain a broad overview of electronic engineering, as well as specialist skills in communications as the course progresses. We’ll also take a wider view to explore other areas of engineering, including:
- General electrical principles
- Electronics and circuits
- Computer systems engineering.
The course also covers Internet of Things, the interconnection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data - a technology of the future for electronic and communication engineers.
There are many opportunities for you to engage in practical work on the course and you also have the chance to undertake a project on a suitable topic of your choice. Year 1 of the course is designed to support you in gaining a through grounding in the principles of electronic engineering. In Year 2 you’ll begin to specialise in communications, from basic methods such as AM or FM through to digital communications aerials and satellite communications. In your Final Year you’ll be supported to expand your knowledge, by looking at topics such as optical communications. You'll also learn through EnABLE (Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment), our new initiative that provides you with an opportunity to work in teams with other students to solve real engineering challenges and develop skills relevant to industry.
During your studies you have the chance to take a placement after your second year. You could work in the industry and put what you’ve learnt into practice. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national competitions like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student, Railway Challenge and UAS (or comparable design and build team projects).
The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council. Once you graduate, you could become registered as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). The course could also lead on to you gaining Chartered Engineer (CEng) status following further study.
If you achieve an average grade of 60% or more during your first two years, there is a chance to transfer to the Electronic Engineering MEng integrated Master’s course.
Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as systems engineer, electronic design engineer, a senior electronic engineer and senior metrology engineer in organisations including BAE Systems, Siemens, Dyson and Bentley Motors Ltd.
Additionally, you may gain skills that are transferable to other industries and may be able to pursue a career that requires a good honours degree. You could go on to further study and the University has many options available for postgraduate study and research which may interest you.
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- Computer Programming
- Electronic Design Manufacture and Test
- Professional Development
- Electrical Principles
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- 36 months
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DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Communications Engineering View 23 other Bachelors in Communications Engineering in United Kingdom
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- BBB - BBC at A Level. A Levels must include Mathematics and at least one other suitable Science/Technology subject as listed in Additional Information.
- 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications which must include the accepted qualifications as listed in Additional Information.
- DDM - DMM in BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. DDM-DMM in BTEC Science/Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma is also acceptable with A Level Mathematics at least at Grade C. See Additional Information for further details of what is accepted.
- Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits at Merit or above in a relevant Science/Technology subject as listed in Additional Information.
- 120 - 112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which must include Science/Technology subject as listed in Additional Information.
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International16000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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