Full-time: 4 years (with integrated foundation year)
With placement year: 5 years (with integrated foundation year)
UCAS code HI61
The foundation year aspect of this course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as a suitable pathway into the BEng(Hons) degrees at the university.
Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications at Brighton is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as partially meeting the educational requirements stage for Chartered Engineer (CEng).
About the course
Choosing our Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications (with integrated foundation year) BEng(Hons) course offers students a preparatory year before starting degree level studies. Upon successful completion of the foundation year, students automatically progress to the first year of our Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications degree.
Brighton?s engineering foundation year is one of the longest-running and most successful engineering foundation courses in the UK.
For entry to the integrated foundation year applicants may have non-scientific A/AS-levels, or be mature students with alternative qualifications. Others may have studied relevant subjects but not met the degree entry requirements, or wish to upgrade their qualifications to meet those required for CEng-accredited courses.
Our Digital Electronics, Computing and Communications BEng(Hons)course provides you with the opportunity to acquire a solid theoretical grounding in computing and digital electronics and to apply this knowledge in a series of projects preparing you for the challenges facing professional engineers.
There is a strong emphasis on problem-based learning and project work, and you will be encouraged to prepare for your future career by developing your project portfolio. You will make extensive use of facilities including laboratories for microcomputer development, digital communications, well-equipped electronic and computer-aided design resources, as well as access to digital video facilities.
Throughout the course you also have the opportunity to take modern European languages including French, German and Spanish.
The entry requirements listed here are for students starting their course in 2014. Entry requirements for students thinking about starting a course in 2013 can be found in the online prospectus. Individual offers may vary
180 points with maths and/or physics AS-level or above.
240 points without maths and/or physics AS level or above.
General Studies excluded.
24 points, specified subjects; certificates considered.
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least five subjects including English language, mathematics and a physical science.
For non-native speakers of English:
EU students must have an English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent to be considered for the Home Stream. EU students who do not meet this requirement will be considered for the EU stream and will normally need UK AS-level equivalent qualifications including maths and/or physics (minimum grade C) and English proficiency of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
mature students without these qualifications but with relevant industrial experience may be considered.
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During your foundation year lectures, laboratory classes, tutorials and seminars provide a varied learning environment.
The course runs in two parallel streams: a home stream and an EU stream. The home stream is for UK home students but may also include those from outside the UK who require no English language support. The second stream is for EU students who need to improve their English language skills in addition to their academic qualifications.
International students who require a foundation program and English language support should contact the University of Brighton?s International College. www.brighton.ac.uk/ubic
As well as project work and modules in different aspects of electronics, programming and communications, years 1 and 2 provide a comprehensive grounding in mathematics, engineering concepts, electrical engineering, computer programming and engineering design, innovation and management.
You may also opt for a year-long industrial placement after year 2.
The final year comprises specialist options and a major individual project which is often supported by industry. These courses benefit from the strong industrial links established by many of the staff.
Students who achieve the required standard in the second year may choose to progress to the third year of the MEng programme.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2013-14. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.
What's included in the fee?
When costs such as health or criminal record checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.
You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply please check with the school that provides your course using the contact details on the left of this page for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.
Our website www.brighton.ac.uk/money provides advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee paying status.
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If you choose to take the professional placement (sandwich) year offered on this course you will pay a reduced fee during this year. Our fee for the professional placement year is currently £750 for Home and Island Students and £1,760 for International students. This fee may be subject to small increases, in line with inflation.
Located to the north of Brighton city centre, the Moulsecoomb campus offers students an excellent learning environment and a wide range of facilities. It is the largest of our five campuses with over 8,000 students.
Living in Brighton
Brighton’s rich mix of historic architecture, lively arts scene, varied shopping and cosmopolitan community make it a vibrant, enjoyable place to live. It is no wonder that many Brighton graduates choose to stay here.
Alongside the traditional seaside attractions, Brighton is famed for its exciting social scene with a wide choice of pubs, clubs and restaurants.
The highlight of the city’s cultural year is the Brighton Festival. The event is held each May and is England’s biggest arts festival, which showcases arts and performance from around the world. Brighton is also home to the UK’s oldest working cinema, the Duke of York’s, which shows alternative and mainstream films. The city is also well known for its exciting music scene and hosts The Great Escape music festival.
Whether you take your sport seriously or just want to keep fit, Brighton offers all kinds of sports opportunities and facilities, on and off campus. You can also make the most of the location, and play volleyball, basketball and windsurfing down by the beach. The seafront is also the finishing point for the famous London – Brighton bicycle ride and the quirky veteran car run.
Our practical hands-on and design-based approach, and close involvement with industry are significant factors in the excellent employment record of our graduates. Graduates have gone on to jobs in process control, flight simulators, the railways and telecommunications, and have also established their own companies.
After satisfactory completion of our courses some graduates choose to go on to further postgraduate study or research.
We have limited places available on this course.
Please call us for advice 01273 644644
International applicants should call
+44 (0)207 250 6749
Saturday 20th October 2012