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Communication Systems and Electronics (with Industrial Experience) MEng Hons

What will you study?

Our Communication Systems and Electronics degrees combine in-depth knowledge of communications theory and applications together with the necessary electronic engineering content for you to understand the design and implementation of modern communication systems.

You will start your degree studying Software Development and the Fundamentals of Communication before focusing on subjects such as Analogue and Digital Communications, and Instrumentation and Control in your second year. You complete a final year project in your third year alongside core and optional courses including Integrated Circuits and Artificial Intelligence. You will also gain further technical depth in your studies and additional industry experience with placements during your final year.

Where could it take you?

Communications technology is a growth industry and your degree will enable you to take advantage of a wide range of opportunities, in both the public and private sectors and some major companies in telecommunications, such as Nokia and NEC. Your understanding of the fundamental principles of communication will add versatility and the ability to adapt as this fast moving industry evolves.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2015:

A-level: AAB incliding Mathematics and a Physical Science

General Studies: Accepted as one of the best 3 grades if 4 A-levels are presented

Key skills: Not included in offer

Scottish Highers: ABBBB including Mathematics and a Physical Science at HL

Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information

International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 from best three HL courses, inc. Maths at higher level

IELTS: 6.0

BTEC: DDD including Distinctions in Maths modules

HNC/HND: Distinctions and merits in all relevant units

Mature students: Applications welcomed: special consideration for relevant industrial experience

Direct entry to second year: Appropriate qualifications include a good Higher National Diploma or Certificate in relevant subjects, or a Higher Diploma from polytechnics in Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates with other qualifications of comparable standing should write to enquire.

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:

AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.