University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic and Communication Engineering

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Course summary

Why Electronic and Communication Engineering? Communications technology is a crucial part of the world economy, advances in electronics and communications have had immeasurable impact on the modern world, and it is still a growing industry, we all have an innate need and desire to communicate. As communications technology gets ever more advanced, the demand for new devices and environmentally sustainable solutions increases to improve the quality of everyday life and the society we live in. This course is designed to help you start a fulfilling career in the communications industry. The Course Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which means that on completion you will satisfy the academic requirements for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status. Once you've spent the required time in industry it could then lead to CEng status, your professional engineering qualification. This course covers a broad range of topics, including, the Internet of Things, digital and analogue system integration, digital signal processing, AM and FM detectors, as well as aerials and satellite communications, we aim to give you a thorough understanding of how it all works. You’ll be taught by academics who are also professional engineers, many of whom have years of industry experience. In our Electronic and Electrical Engineering subject area, all of our degree programmes share the same first year of study, this means you can leave your options open until the start of your second year. During your first and second year you'll take part in our initiative called EnABLE (Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment). This will give you the opportunity to work together in small teams solving real Electronic and Communication Engineering problems and testing your solution against other groups in a supportive and friendly competitive environment. In your third year you will have an option to take an industrial placement, we are always supportive and encouraging about having students spend this year in industry. This offers excellent real world engineering experience to help you stand out at graduate interviews. In the fourth year you will work on a selected individual research/design project with the support of your academic supervisor. It is possible to align this with one of the Master's team projects. These involve the design, build and friendly competitive testing of either a road, airborne or rail vehicle, for example, Team HARE (, Team Hawk ( or HudRail (

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Computer Programming Electronic Design Manufacture and Test Mathematics Professional Development Electrical Principles 1 Electronics 1 Year 2 Core modules: Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture Signal Analysis and Control Embedded Systems Electronics 2 Electrical Principles 2 Communications Year 3 – optional placement year Final year Core modules: Final Year Project Communication Systems DSP Applications Analogue System Integration Digital System Integration

Assessment method

Assessment of your progress is made through assignments, exams and individual project work, with a focus on practical work. An average of 17%* of the study time on this course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry is also possible from the Engineering Foundation Year. To progress onto this course from the Foundation Year you must pass all modules and achieve an average mark of 40% or above. A Levels (in addition to A2 Mathematics) must include one of the following: Electronics, Physics, Further and Additional Mathematics, Statistics, Design and Technology: Systems and Control, Computer Science, Chemistry. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (instead of A2 Mathematics) must be one of the following: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering. Please note that we do not accept T Levels for entry to this course for 2023. Other suitable skills or experience gained in a relevant industry will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2022/23. This information will be updated with 2023/24 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Students doing IET accredited courses can apply for their scholarships and grants. For further information please visit the IET’s website - Please see our website for more information -

Electronic and Communication Engineering at University of Huddersfield - UCAS