Our BEng Telecommunication Engineering (including foundation year)will be suitable for you, if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course, and you want a programme that takes you to the right academic level as well as improves your English language and academic skills. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero) ,followed by a further three years of undergraduate study.
During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you transfer to the relevant school, department or centre to complete your course.
On this course, you can also take an accelerated route if you demonstrate high ability during your first two terms. This means that you then continue through your third term, and during the summer of your first year, to study material equivalent to the first year of our three-year courses. Success in your September examination allows you to progress into your second year.
In addition, completing this course also makes you exempt from British Computer Society (BCS) professional examinations.
The special characteristics of our courses are flexibility and choice. In your first year, you usually take four or five modules that include pre-requisite(s) for your course but, in many cases, mean you can try subjects you have not come across before. On our BEng courses, the requirements relating to professional accreditation mean your course content is fairly closely prescribed but there is still some scope for choice after your first year.
We offer a range of optional modules in your second- and final-years and most courses allow you to undertake a final-year project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you. Some of our science courses offer an optional extra year of an industrial placement.
We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.
Computers for Communication;
Computers and Electronics;
Academic Skills; and
Mathematics for Electronics and Telecommunications;
Introduction to Programming;
Digital Systems Architecture;
Digital Electronic Systems;
Foundations of Electronics I; and
Foundations of Electronics II
Electronics and Telecommunications Project and Industrial Practice;
Analogue Circuit Design;
Digital Systems Design;
Signal Processing; and
one from: C++ Programming, Embedded Processors and Systems, Electronic Devices, or High Level Digital Design
Individual Project (double module);
Embedded Systems Design;
Advanced Digital Systems Design; and
four from: Mobile Robotics, Image Processing and Computer Vision, Large Scale Software Systems, Network Security, 3D Computer Graphics, RF Systems, Telecommunication Networks, Digital Signal Processing, Audio Electronic Systems and Design, or Photonic Networks and Devices
We offer you a wide range of interesting modules to choose from throughout your time at Essex. All modules include a significant coursework element, while teaching draws on the most up-to-date and exciting research. (Please note that modules with a 4 in the middle of their module code are for first-year undergraduates, those with a 5 are for second-year undergraduates and those with a 6 are for third-year undergraduates).
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 : 5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
A-levels: 180 points, including DD at A-level or equivalent
GCSE: Mathematics grade C, Science grade C, and English grade C, or equivalent
IB: 24 points, including Standard Mathematics and Science at grade 4 (we consider IB certificates at the Higher level on a case-by-case basis)
Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at pass (or above).
English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 5.5 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent (subject to final approval).
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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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 University of Essex.
For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.