Brunel University London

Course Introduction

Electronic and Computer Engineering at Brunel is part of our College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences. We are one of the largest disciplines in the university, with research contracts worth £7.5 million.

Electronic equipment and products are a vital part of our daily lives, from mobile phones and computers to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in hospitals and state-of-the-art fibre optic communications systems.

Computers, telecommunication systems and consumer electronics are advancing at a fast pace. Electronic and microelectronic embedded systems are at the core of these developments and there is a rapidly growing demand for well-qualified scientists and engineers across electronic and computer engineering.

Our Electronic and Computer Engineering course provides strong theoretical grounding in the factors that will form the future of electronic, microelectronics and computer systems. This is a traditional and broad-based course. From calculators to supercomputers, from telephones to global satellite communications, from dynamos to the national grid, you’ll gain key knowledge and understanding. You’ll do plenty of practical work, using our laboratory facilities in electronics, sensors, computer systems, computer networks and signal processing. You’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in communications systems in your final year. You’ll be taught in lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops and small group tutorials. You’ll also have one-to-one supervision for all your project work at each level. Our open-door policy means you can drop in for a chat or you can email lecturers with your questions.

Our course will give you the design, analytical and transferable creative and leadership skills to play a leading role in the dynamic and rapidly expanding technological industries. Industrial placements are integral to our undergraduate courses. A placement allows you to bring your studies to life, giving you excellent professional experience and contacts. Our geographical proximity to the highest concentration of the UK’s information engineering and telecommunications industry – in London and along the M4 corridor – means our placement network is second to none. Supported by our on-campus Professional Development Centre we have placed our students at high-profile companies including Intel, General Motors, BMW, Motorola, ARM, RIM, 3M, Siemens, National Grid, IBM and Microsoft. Our graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations including BBC, Intel, Philips, Siemens, 3M and a variety of engineering companies.

Course Modules

Typically in year 1 Digital Systems & Microprocessors, Devices & Circuits, Electronic Engineering Workshop, Problem Solving & Programming, Fundamental Mathematics for Engineers, Further Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Systems & Society. Typically in year 2 Computer Architecture & Interfacing, Digital Systems Design & Reliability Engineering, Electronic Systems, Signals & Systems, Engineering Group Design Project, Management. In year 3 optional work placement. Typically in year 4 Individual Project, Advanced Electronics, Advanced Digital Systems. Optional modules choose from Design of Intelligent Systems, Control Systems, Multimedia Digital Signal Processing, Renewable Energy in Power Systems. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
4 years
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) £18,720 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • IELTS (Academic)6.0with no less than 5.5 in each subsectionInstitution's Own Test60% in Brunel English Language Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection