Electronic and Communications Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 16 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:3570 Duration:36 months

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Electronics equipment and products are becoming a vital part of our daily lives, from simple MP3 players, mobile phones and computers to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in hospitals and state-of the-art fibre optic communications systems. Computers, telecommunication systems and consumer electronics are advancing at a fast pace.

This is a traditional and broad-based course which aims to produce well-rounded engineers with a high level of analytical and engineering design skills.

From calculators to supercomputers, from telephones to global satellite communications, from dynamos to the national grid, you will gain key knowledge and understanding. As well as an invaluable overview of this field, you will also have the opportunity to specialise in Communications Systems in your final year.

About the Electronic and Computer Engineering Department at Brunel

At Brunel, our degree programmes will teach you about state-of-the-art technology, which means our graduates can work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering. We adopt a teaching style that is research-led, so the latest cutting-edge technologies will be taught as part of the course. Our courses combine theory with practical and project work – an approach which can help you to turn ideas into real systems – and our students are regularly awarded national and international prizes.

Our undergradute electornics degrees have a common first year during which you will study all of the main specialisms. Based on your own personal learning experiences of these subjects, you will be able to re-evaluate your original degree choice at this level and switch to a related course if you want.

Is this degree right for me?

You must have engineering potential and be someone who is analytical, creative, logical, a problem solver, a realist, versatile and forward thinking. You should be interested in understanding about the big picture as well as becoming a specialist in your chosen area. Intellectual challenge is important to you, as is hands-on experience, and you want to work alongside other high achievers.

Maybe you know what engineering area you want to specialise in already and realise that a broad degree can provide you with an invaluable springboard to any number of careers. You don’t want to limit your options. Maybe you are seeking a broad-based engineering degree to explore your interests and strengths in variety of exciting fields, all of which are of crucial importance in today’s world.


Developed in response to the needs of industry, this degree will give you advanced level knowledge and skills in the design of complex electronic and communication systems. We aim to produce graduates who are part of a high-tech elite - greatly sought after professionals with specialist understanding and skills in communication, but who also have a solid knowledge of electronic engineering as a whole.

The world of electronics is evolving so rapidly that the devices and techniques that are new today will be tools you are expected to understand and use by the time you graduate. Because of the relentless drive of technological evolution, you need to understand the fundamental principles underlying the technologies in order to be skilled in their application and to be able to adapt rapidly to technological changes throughout your career.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 16000 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

A common core at Level 1 will give you a broad understanding together with a high level of analytical and engineering design skills. At level 2 you begin to specialise and you then have the opportunity for further specialisation in the final year in communications systems, and will select your major individual project in your chosen area.

If you choose the MEng programme you can study for an additional fourth year (Level 5), which will take your degree to Master’s standard.

Typical Modules

Level 1 Core

  • Digital Systems and Microprocessors

  • Devices and Circuits

  • Level 1 Electronic Engineering Workshop

  • Problem Solving and Programming

  • Electronic Engineering Mathematics

  • Engineering Science, Systems and Society

Level 2 Core

  • Communication

  • Computer Architecture and Interfacing

  • Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering

  • Electronic Systems

  • Signals and Systems

  • Engineering Group Design Project

  • Management

Level 3 Core

  • Individual Project and Project Management

  • Advanced Electronics

  • Digital Communications Systems

Level 3 Options

  • Design of Intelligent Systems

  • Control Systems

  • Multimedia Digital Signal Processing

  • Advanced Digital Systems

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

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  • GCE A-level ABB - BBB, including a Maths and a Science or Engineering subject (General Studies not accepted for this subject at all).
  • Advanced Diploma Progression Diploma Grade B in Engineering, plus the Specialist Unit in Maths for Engineers at grade C Along with 1 AS-level at Grade B for Additional and Specialist Learning.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*DD including Distinction in a Maths module and Distinction in either Electrical or Electronic Principles.
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD in a related subject with an A Level at grade A in a Maths, Science or Engineering subject.
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D in a related subject with A Levels grade AB including a Maths, Science or Engineering subject.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma 32 points, including 5 in Higher Level Maths, Science or an Engineering subject.
  • Access to Higher EducationDiploma Complete and pass Access to Engineering, Computing or Science course with 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. All Maths and Science units must be Distinctions at level 3.

GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Brunel University.

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