What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including Mathematics and at least one of Physics, Chemistry or Electronics and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element. If Physics is not offered at A or AS level, a minimum of grade B Physics or Dual Award Science GCSE is required. Mathematics.
AAB including Maths and at least one of Physics or Chemistry. Higher Physics grade B required if not offered at Advanced Higher. Two highers at the required grade (in different subjects to the Advanced Highers) may replace a third Advanced Higher. Mathematics.
Overall DDD in an engineering discipline, to include Distinctions in Mathematics and analytical science units. All other candidates will be considered for Foundation Year entry.
35 points with Maths at Higher Level grade 5 or above and at least one of Physics or Chemistry at Higher Level grade 5. Physics required at Standard Level grade 5 if not offered at Higher level.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Electronic communications focuses on the transmission of information by wired and wireless means, including via mobile phones, broadcasting and the internet. You will develop your expertise in electrical machines and electronic communications systems. You also undertake a large individual design project and study specialist topics, such as digital signal processing and telecommunication networks.
Stage 1: Broad based, introducing the main principles of the subject and includes modules in fields, materials and devices, signals and communication, electronics, circuit theory, C++ and engineering mathematics; students also complete a project. Stage 2: The knowledge base, as well as analytical and practical skills, are extended; students follow requisite modules in semiconductors, electromagnetism, analogue and digital electronics, computer systems engineering, and project management; students also complete a group project in addition to laboratory work and a range of optional modules in areas relating to the chosen specialism; these options include electrical machines, automatic control, discrete mathematics and information theory and coding.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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