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BEng Communications Engineering

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018

The theme of this degree course is the convergence of electronic systems and communications systems – the process which has given us the internet, mobile phones, and global networks.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements ABB – BBB including Maths and Physical Science or Technology


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Network Training
GCSE Physics
GCSE Physics

Course programme

3 years full-time / 4 years full-time with integrated placement year

UCAS Code: H640

Typical offer level
A Level:
BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma
IB: 32 points (including Maths and Physics at Higher Level)

Specific subject requirements
A Level: Maths and physical science or technology A level (e.g. Physics, Electronics, Computer Science).
GCSE: English Grade C
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Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification.   

Tuition fees:

£9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students (2017/18)                             
£17,200 for Outside EU students (2017/18)
Placement Year :  £2,500 for International Students

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+44 (0)121 204 3400

The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

  • The theme of this degree course is the convergence of electronic systems and communications systems – the process which has given us the internet, mobile phones, and global networks.

    Ready, rapid and reliable access to information distributed around the globe is one of the key elements of modern society and impacts all sectors of engineering and the business world.

    The demand for experts with skills in areas such as data communications, mobile communications and microwave engineering is buoyant with every field of commerce and industry reliant on the timely exchange of vital information.

    We aim to provide you with a firm grounding in the principles and practices of electronic engineering. You may then choose to focus on the skills and techniques of communications engineering or to concentrate on the telecommunications and internet technologies required by the communications and network engineer. You will also come into contact with our leading research groups, currently undertaking multi-million pound research contracts for the communications industry.

    Studies in electronic engineering including digital, analogue and programmable electronics are complemented with work on communications principles and optical, data and radio networks. As you progress, you will specialise in high frequency and optical communications and data communications and telecommunications network design and management. You will be able to study the engineering of the internet and its communications channels, protocols and procedures which underlie modern communications and commerce. And you will gain an appreciation of the role of data, its acquisition, organisation and manipulation in a highly distributed environment for presentation to end-users, be they remote electronic systems or human, at fixed or mobile locations.

    This degree course has just been completely revised and modernised to meet the changing demands of industry. High quality employment in the communications industry is attractive to our graduates and many anticipate studying to MSc level, usually with the backing of an industrial company, after a year or two of gaining experience. As a result we have also designed the BEng degree courses to meet the demands of the communications industry and to provide a vertically integrated course of study leading from BEng to MSc for those who wish to follow this career progression.

    Year 1
    • Mechanics (AP1MEC) 
    • Digital and Anlogue Electronics (EE1DAE) 
    • Electrical Circuit Theory (EE1ECT) 
    • Engineering Projects and Entrepreneurship 1 (EE1EPE)
    • Electrical Systems Engineering (EE1ESE)
    • Introduction to Computing Concepts (EE1ICC)
    • Introduction to Optics and Waves (EE1IOW)
    • Theory of Electricity (EE1TEL)
    • Transition Mathematics for Engineers (SE11EM)
    • Mathematics for First Year Engineers (SE12EM) 
    Year 2
    • Analogue Electronics (EE2AEL)
    • Communication Systems (EE2CSY)
    • Digital Programmable Systems (EE2DPS)
    • Electronics Group Design Project (EE2EDP)
    • Electronic Systems Analysis (EE2ESA)
    • Electrical Systems Engineering (EE2ESE)
    • Electrical Networks (EE2NMD)
    • Sequential State Machines (EE2SSM)
    • Data Acquisition and Control (EE2DAC)
    Year 3

    See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

    • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
    • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
    Final Year Core
    • Digital Systems Design (EE3DSD)
    • Individual Final Year Project (EE3PRJ)
    • Digital Signal Processing (EE3SPR) 
    • Digital Transmission (EE3DTR)
    • Digital Systems Architecture (EE3DSA) 
    • Network Product Development (EE3NPD)
    • Optical Communications Systems (EE3OCS)
    • Optoelectronics (EE3OEL)
    • Innovation Management (ME2033)
    • Energy Efficiency (ME3023)