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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.22k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 271k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1362pts.
  • Duration:
  • 9 months

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    This Postgraduate Diploma provides advanced training in Electronics, Communications and Computer Engineering.

    The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering.

    The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, students who wish to go on to do research, or for first degree students wishing to enhance their training.

    This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.

    During the autumn and spring semesters, you will complete 120-credits´ worth of taught modules. This will include at least 90 credits from the following:

    o HDL for Programmable Logic with project
    o Advanced Communications with project
    o DSP for telecommunications, multimedia and instrumentation with project
    o Advanced Signal Processing with project
    o RF Microelectronics with / without project
    o Instrumentation and Measurement with project
    o Ultrasonics with / without project
    o Optical Communications
    o SystemC for Digital System Design

    In addition, you will be able to choose at least 30-credits´ worth of optional modules from the following list:

    o Integrated Photonics: Design and Technology
    o Microwave Communications
    o Object Oriented Programming with Java
    o Software Engineering Design
    o Digital Communications
    o VLSI Design
    o Electronic Design
    o Telecommunication Electronics
    o Advanced Signal Processing
    o Solid State Devices
    o Embedded Computer Hardware
    o Control Electronics and Microprocessors
    o Control 1
    o Power Electronics Design

    Please note that all module details are subject to change.

    Course Structure
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering is taught on a full-time basis over 9 months.

    This course operates on a modular basis and consists of two semesters, during which you will follow a series of taught modules worth 120 credits. Unlike the MSc in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, the Postgraduate Diploma does not carry a dissertation requirement.

    You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.

    Most taught modules are assessed by examination and / or written work.

    Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering.

    We also offer an MSc in Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which includes a 60-credit dissertation undertaken over the summer period.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Entry requirements:2.2 (Minimum lower 2nd class hons degree or international equivalent)Including:Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, but subject to the prior studying of suitable modules.Excluding:All Arts,Social Sciences,Sciences & most other engineering subjectsIELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element)TOEFL paper based:550 with 4.0 in TWETOEFL IBT:79 (no less than 17 in any element) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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