MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering – Top Up

The overall aim of this programme is to ensure graduates have a comprehensive engineering education combined with specialist knowledge of electronics and communications engineering recognised in the professional engineering community by an accredited degree. This ensures that graduates are equipped with the appropriate knowledge and enterprising spirit to practise professionally and ethically. Thus, the programme will:
• address industry’s demand for graduates who can integrate the principles and applications of electronics and telecommunications engineering, and apply them to the analysis and synthesis of engineering products and systems across the engineering sector
• enable students to pursue professional careers in the electronics or telecommunications engineering field at a level which requires the exercise of sound judgement, and initiative, and the ability to make informed decisions in complex and unpredictable circumstances that reflect a responsible, ethical, and socially aware outlook
• furnish students with a detailed understanding of the principles of electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications and mechanical engineering science, enabling the rational selection of the most appropriate approach to solve engineering problems
• engender a top-down, systems approach to the analysis, synthesis and realisation of electronic and telecommunications products and systems.
• provide a broadly based education in electrical engineering, electronics, communications engineering and design allowing scope for entry into a wide range of disciplines within the engineering field.
• require students to participate in a group project where the project team members are drawn from a range of cognate engineering disciplines
develop the ability to research unfamiliar subject areas in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and cognate disciplines, thereby enhancing the creative aspects of engineering design and innovation

Course Type

Full Time / Part Time

Course Commencement Dates

April / May


2½ Years / 1½ Years (At the successful completion of Level 6, an exit point exists so that the student is able to receive BEng (Hons) Degree. If the student opts not to take BEng (Hons) Degree he/she may proceed to Level 7 and obtain MEng (Hons) Degree.)

Course Modules

Level 6 Semester 1 and 2


ESEE: Economic, Social, Ethical and Environmental (20 credits)


Signal Processing II (20 credits)


Electronic System Design (20 credits)


Telecommunications System Design (20 credits)


Individual Research Project (40 credits)

Level 7 Semester 1 and 2


Robotics: Sensors and Control (20 credits)


Speech and Audio Signal Processing (20 credits)


Control Engineering II (20 credits)


Business Management and Advanced Analytical Methods (20 credits)


Group Research Project (40 credits)

* Part Time / Full Time (BEng (Hons) is Part-Time while MEng (Hons) is Full Time)

Entry Requirements

Level 6 Entry:
GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Maths and Science or equivalent AND
• Pearson HND in relevant field OR
• HNDE in relevant field from SLIATE OR
• NDT in relevant field from Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa OR
• NDES in relevant field from Institute of Engineering Technology
Level 7 Entry:
BEng Entry requirements and English Language requirements AND
• Successful completion of the BEng (Hons) degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division

Job Opportunities

The field of information systems, supported by electronics and communications, is extensive and services a rapidly expanding market. Graduates from this course will find many opportunities for well-paid jobs such as designing communication networks, managing networks, or developing novel electronic systems. The multidisciplinary nature of the electronics and telecommunications engineering subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industries, from consumer goods design and manufacture to large process control plants, and of course the telecommunications sector. The programme enables graduates to attain management positions, with significant levels of responsibility within a relatively short time. Graduates may also study for a taught postgraduate degree, MSc, or a research degree, MPhil/PhD, within the Department.

The transferable skills gained during the course, including: project management, group working, and analytical thinking, also enable a graduate to pursue careers in nontechnical fields such as: law, accountancy, authoring, and computing.