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.

We developed the Electronic and Communications Engineering courses in response to the needs of industry. This degree will give you advanced knowledge and skills in the design of complex electronic and communication systems. Our aim is for you to graduate as a highly sought-after professional with specialist understanding and skills in communication and solid knowledge of electronic engineering as a whole. You’ll be taught in lectures, laboratory sessions, workshops and small group tutorials. You will 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.

Brunel is located near many of the UK’s information, engineering and telecommunications companies. This gives us a network for high-quality industry placements that is second to none. Through a placement you’ll bring your studies to life, develop excellent professional experience and gain valuable industry contacts. Previous students have been placed at companies like BMW and National Grid. These professional placements are supported by our on-campus Professional Development Centre. They look great on your CV and are highly valued by employers. Our graduates are working for prestigious organisations such as Philips, Siemens and a variety of engineering companies.

Course Modules

Typical modules 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. Typical modules in year 2 Communication, Computer Architecture & Interfacing, Digital Systems Design & Reliability Engineering, Electronic Systems, Signals & Systems, Engineering Group Design Project, Management. Year 3; Industrial Placement. Typical modules in year 4 Individual Project & Project Management, Digital Communication Systems, Multimedia Digital Signal Processing, Advanced Digital Systems, Advanced Devices & Electronic Systems Design. Typical modules in year 5 Innovation, Business and Enterprise for Engineers, Major Group Project. Optional modules choose from a list of eight. Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 Home Fees
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £9,250 European Fees
5 years
Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon) £18,000 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