University of Essex has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Open to all students, our BEng Communications Engineering (including foundation year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. Our compulsory English language and academic skills module supplements your academic subjects. Electronics is essential to the modern world of instant global communication. BEng Communications Engineering at Essex is lead by expert research staff, who have contributed to some major breakthroughs in recent years. Our specialist facilities are used for research into areas including non-invasive brain-computer interfaces, intelligent environments, robotics, optoelectronics, video, RF and MW, printed circuit milling, and semiconductors. Our students are extremely happy - we achieved 92% student satisfaction (NSS 2017).This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This accreditation is increasingly sought by employers, and provides the first stage towards eventual professional registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
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
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Colchester Campus|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
Please note that this course is not open to international applicants.
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||To include 2 full A-levels (or equivalent)|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Entry requirements for students studying BTEC qualifications are dependent on subjects studied. Advice can be provided on an individual basis.|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||
Including Standard Level Mathematics or Maths Studies and Science grade 4 or above (if not taken at Higher Level). Maths and Science in the IB is not required if you have already achieved GCSE Maths and Science at grade C/4 or above or 4 in IB Middle Years Maths and Science.
We are happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
In addition all applicants require GCSE Mathematics and Science at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent).
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|