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 dont 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 todays 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.
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 Masters standard.
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
Computer Architecture and Interfacing
Digital Systems Design and Reliability Engineering
Signals and Systems
Engineering Group Design Project
Level 3 Core
Individual Project and Project Management
Digital Communications Systems
Level 3 Options
Design of Intelligent Systems
Multimedia Digital Signal Processing
Advanced Digital Systems
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.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C)
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GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C are also required.
No work experience is required.
"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."
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