Brunel University London

Course Introduction

ECE at Brunel is one of the largest disciplines in the university with over 40 full'time academic staff and extensive teaching and research portfolios. Despite its size, our department maintains a friendly community atmosphere between students and staff. Our recent National Student Survey (NSS) results consistently reflect the positive learning experience of our students and the high level of satisfaction with our academic provision. Developed in response to the needs of industry, our degree courses will give you advanced level knowledge and skills in the design of complex electronic, microelectronic and computer systems. Our teaching is research'led and we have strong links with the world of industry which benefit our students when it comes to placements and helpful contacts. The department has five research centres focusing on telecommunications, sensors and instrumentation, sustainable energy and systems, our research findings and expertise feeding directly back into the modules we teach. Brunel's geographical proximity to the highest concentration of the UK's information engineering and telecommunications industry ' in London and along the M4 corridor ' means our network of potential work placement contacts is second to none.

Course Modules

Level 1 Core: Digital systems and microprocessors; devices and circuits; level 1 workshop; problem solving and programming; electrical engineering mathematics; engineering science, systems and society. Level 2 Core: Computer architecture and interfacing; digital systems design and reliability engineering; electronic systems; object oriented systems programming; signals and systems; engineering group design project; management. Level 3: Optional Work placement.. (for thick'sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Individual project and project management; advanced devices and electronic systems design; multimedia digital signal processing; advanced digital systems. Options: (choose one) Software engineering and technology; control systems; distributed systems and computing. Level 5 Core: Innovation, business and enterprise for engineers; embedded systems engineering; major group project. Options: (choose three) Data communication; computer networks; digital VLSI design; network design and management; advanced multimedia processing; intelligent signal processing; optical satellite and mobile communications.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
MEng (Hons) £16,500 ???abroad???
5 years
MEng (Hons) £9,000 ???home???

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 33
  • GCE A-level AAB-AAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • Foundation / access qualification
  • IELTS 6.0
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DD*D*
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma D
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD*

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 91%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 89%

£24,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 78
Studying 10
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 9
Unknown 1

31% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 41%

Total Coursework: 52%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,500 - £6,900
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,200 - £5,000
Typical cost of private accommodation