Qualification name:Electronic Communications and Computer Engineering
Duration:9 months full-time
Entry requirements:A high 2:2 or equivalent
Including:Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, but subject to the prior studying of suitable modules.
Excluding:All Arts,Social Sciences,Sciences & most other engineering subjects
IELTS:6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)
Campus:University Park Campus
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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- 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.
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.
Please note that all module details are subject to change.
For more details on our modules, please see the Module Catalogue.
The fees for this course can be found on our tuition fees webpages.
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.
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.