School of Engineering

Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

BEng (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.

In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code H664
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BEng (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University Telford Campus
  • School School of Engineering

Why choose this course?

In addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies. In addition to experimental work at the University you will use Radar equipment at the DCAE Cosford Royal Air Force base - the same equipment used to train Air Force personnel.

The first year of study will cover a range of engineering topics and is aimed at providing a sound base for the following years. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design. In the second year, you will learn about Telecommunications and Signal Processing, Electronic Design, and Control Systems. You will also study Engineering Management and learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. In your third year, you will complete an individual project, acquire specialist Electronics and Communications Systems knowledge, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture. Should you pursue the MEng then you will cover some of these topics in more depth alongside broadening studies, for example in business management and accounting.

What happens on the course?

The School of Engineering specialises in the integration of the mechanical engineering and electrical/electronic engineering disciplines. The BEng Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering course reflects this emphasis and, in addition to gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the core subject, you will also gain experience of designing engineering systems that incorporate aspects of the mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies.

You will be using industry-standard software. In addition to experimental work at the University you will use Radar equipment at the Cosford Royal Air Force base - the same equipment used to train Air Force personnel. You will be taught by lecturers who have a wealth of industrial experience in an environment focused on working with, and supporting engineering and technology companies

The first year of study will cover a range of engineering topics and is aimed at providing a sound base for the following years. You will study Mathematics, and the underlying concepts of Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, and Production Engineering. You will undertake laboratory work and utilise your new production knowledge to build and test a design. In the second year, you will learn about Telecommunications and Signal Processing, Electronic Design, and Control Systems. You will also study Engineering Management and learn the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. In your third year, you will complete an individual project, acquire specialist Electronics and Communications Systems knowledge, and learn how to convert an idea into a commercial venture. Should you pursue the MEng then you will cover some of these topics in more depth and also have the opportunity to study such subjects as latest digital surveillance techniques.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Electronics and Telecommunications graduates will find many opportunities for well-paid jobs such as designing communication networks, managing networks, or developing novel electronic systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the electrical, electronics and communications engineering subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industries, from consumer goods design and manufacture to large process control plants, and of course the telecommunications sector. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the School.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

Responding to the regional and national shortage of graduate qualified Engineers the University of Wolverhampton is currently investing over £10m in new Engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus and City Campus in Wolverhampton.

New Engineering courses on offer from 2015 share a design that incorporates significant elements of problem and activity-based learning and live industrial project-work. The courses have embedded themes of creativity, employability, professional engineering, and sustainability and the environment. All of our courses are designed to meet the latest standards for accreditation as defined by the Engineering Council.

Students studying Engineering courses will have access to new specialist equipment and technology that is at the forefront of engineering developments. This includes a design and visualisation facility modeled on best-practice in industry, wind tunnels (including a formula-1 specification rolling road wind tunnel), engine test facilities, a composites laboratory, 3-d printing facilities, an electronics and telecommunications laboratory, a metrology laboratory and a materials testing laboratory.

Our aim is for our graduates to be ready for employment. We provide additional opportunities for students to gain employability skills, with employability workshops and awards as part of the course. In addition and to further develop employability skills, we offer ‘Club Activities’. These currently include the IMechE Formula Student Activity, the Human Powered Flight Club, the Flight Simulator Club and the Formula Renault 2l Racing Team Club. These are great fun, and the only conditions to entry are that you need to engage and demonstrate commitment.

All engineering courses are offered from the Telford Innovation Campus, located close to Telford town centre in rural Shropshire. Chemical Engineering is the exception to this, and this is offered at City Campus in Wolverhampton.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of BB or CDD to include Maths and either a Technology or Science-based subject.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM in a science, technology, or engineering subject
  • Access to HE Diploma (science, technology, or engineering subject) Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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