MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering

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

Course Commencement Dates

October/ February


4 Years / 3 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 4 Semester 1 and 2


Engineering Mathematics (20 credits)


Engineering Science (20 credits)


Electronic Engineering (20 credits)


Telecommunications Engineering (20 credits)


Applied Engineering (40 credits)

Level 5 Semester 1 and 2


Signal Processing I (20 credits)


Analogue and Digital Electronic Engineering (20 credits)


Analogue and Digital Telecommunications (20 credits)


Control Systems (20 credits)


Embedded Systems Design (40 credits)

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)

Entry Requirements

Level 4 Entry:

GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Maths and Science or equivalent AND
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka with 1C & 2S or above for Combined Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry OR
• Advanced Level (A/L) London with 1C & 2D or above along with Mathematics and Physics OR
• City & Guilds Technician Diploma in the relevant field OR
• Advanced Level (A/L) Sri Lanka /London with three passes along with Mathematics and Physics + pass at Entry Test conducted ny CINEC OR
• GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with five credit passes including Mathematics, English and Science + Technology Foundation Programme (Engineering) , University of Wolverhampton OR
• City & Guilds Technician Certificate + Technology Foundation Programme (Engineering), University of Wolverhampton

Level 5 Entry:

GCE (O/L) Sri Lanka/London with Grade C or above for English, Maths and Science or equivalent AND
• Any appropriate HNC/HND or equivalent qualification OR
• City & Guilds Advanced Technicial Diploma in relevant field

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 programme 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 programme, 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.