Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering PGDip

  

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Qualification
PGDip Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering
Duration
9 months full-time
Entry requirements
A high 2:2 or equivalent
Other requirements
IELTS
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available
Start date
September
Campus
University Park Campus
Tuition fees
You can find fee information on our fees table.
 

Overview

The course provides you with the skills required by an engineer working on systems in various different industries.
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This Postgraduate Diploma provides advanced training in electronics, communications and computer engineering.

The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the skills required by an engineer working in instrumentation, electronic systems, wireless and wired telecommunications, computer hardware, and software aspects of computer engineering.

The programme provides an excellent basis for engineers wishing to update their knowledge, or for first degree students wishing to enhance their training.

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Key facts

  • Teaching informed by active leading-edge researchers in the field; innovative and engaging teaching methods.
  • Access to many online resources and flexibility in course content.
  • One-to-one project tuition with expert members of staff.
  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.

Presessional English for Academic Purposes

The Centre for English Language Education (CELE) runs a 5-week Engineering English language and study skills course. This course isdesigned in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering to prepare students going onto engineering programmes.

If you are close to the English language level you need to go on to your MSc course and you meet the entry requirements for the relevant CELE course, you may be eligible for a joint offer. This means that:

  • you only need one TIER 4 visa and CAS
  • you take a 10 or 5-week English Language and Academic Skills preparation course, and then go onto your MSc course
  • you have a guaranteed place on the MSc course
  • your progression to the MSc is automatic, provided you attend and complete all the coursework

For more details, please visit the CELE website or contact cele-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk.

 

Course details

This is a highly flexible course, which gives you the opportunity to choose modules according to your specific interests and requirements.

This course operates on a modular basis and consists of two semesters, during which you will follow a series of taught modules worth 120 credits. Unlike the MSc Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, the Postgraduate Diploma does not carry a dissertation requirement.

You will be taught using the latest advances in teaching methods and electronic resources, as well as small-group and individual tuition.

Most taught modules are assessed by examination and / or written work.

Tutors provide feedback on assignments. Our objective is to help you develop the confidence to work as a professional academic, at ease with the conventions of the discipline, and ready to tackle any area of research in electronic communications and computer engineering.

We also offer an MSc Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering, which includes a 60-credit dissertation undertaken over the summer period.

 
 
 

Funding

The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.

UK/EU Students

Funding information can be found on the Graduate School website.

Further funding may be available through the Faculty of Engineering, details can be found on the Faculty website.

International and EU students

The International Office provides information and advice for international and EU students on financing your degree, living costs, scholarships, external sources of funding and working during your studies.

Find out more on our scholarships, fees and finance webpages for international applicants.

 
 

Careers

Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers.

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2014, 98% of postgraduates in the engineering faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £33,096 with the highest being £71,000.

Career destinations for our graduates in Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians.*

*Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.

Career Prospects and Employability

The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from  careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.  

 
 
 

Contact

Graduate Admissions
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
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