University of Essex

Degree level: Undergraduate

Communications Engineering (including placement year)

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Course summary

It’s hard to imagine a world without mobile networks, the internet, radio, or audio-visual appliances. Bringing together knowledge from both electrical engineering and computer science, communications engineers drive these communications systems which are so fundamental to the modern world; we can now easily make international calls, Skype our friends, and even communicate with satellites orbiting the planet. How could you influence what happens next? You study a wide range of topics in communications, including:

  • Radio frequency circuits and systems
  • The transmission of digital signals over analogue links
  • The transfer of audio-visual information
Our School is a community of scholars leading the way in technological research and development. Today’s communications engineers are creative people who are focused and committed, yet restless and experimental. We are home to many of the world’s top engineers, and our work is driven by creativity and imagination as well as technical excellence. You also cover traditional topics in electronics, including signal processing, circuit design, processors and software. We are Top 150 for Telecommunication Engineering in ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 and more than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). You graduate prepared to move into relevant roles across almost every industry. Programming at Essex Teaching someone to programme is about opening a door. In your first year at Essex you will study a module that introduces you to programming using Python. We assess your ability to think in a programmatic way in the very first week of term and if you require additional support, we offer classes which will boost your skills and confidence with programming.

Course details

Modules

Many of our courses offer a choice of optional modules to tailor your learning experience. More information about these can be found on the University of Essex website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
HPK1
Institution code:
E70
Campus name:
Colchester Campus
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition all applicants require GCSE Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Audition


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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 £20650 Year 1
International £20650 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees displayed are for 2022-23 entry. Fees will increase for each academic intake and each academic year of study.
Communications Engineering (including placement year) at University of Essex - UCAS