BEng (Hons) in Telecommunications and Networks (Top-up) - Birmingham City University (Full-time)

Provided by Auston Institute of Management

Course introduction



The way we communicate with the rest of the world is constantly changing, so working in Telecommunication Engineering you can help shape the way the world communicates.

The course provides a firm foundation of these theoretical principles and is reinforced by practical work involving the design, testing and implementation of actual systems. The course aims to produce engineers who are versatile, adaptable and possess technical knowledge and analytical capability together with some of the practical design skills relevant to the modern telecommunications industry.

What Will I Learn

  • Use techniques for analysis, modelling, design, implementation and testing of communications systems, electronic systems and digital signal processing systems;
  • Demonstrate creative and innovative ability in the synthesis of TN Programme 6 Specification 2011 solutions and formulating designs in secure computer network systems;
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose network systems using appropriate procedures and tools.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of wider multidisciplinary computer networking context and its underlying principles.
  • Make effective use of information and communication technologies, including word and data processing packages, the internet, email and electronic information systems;
  • apply appropriate quantitative computer networking and engineering tools to the analysis of problems.
  • Manage a telecommunications and communications engineering project.


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Telecommunications and Networks is accredited by The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

This gives the degree international recognition, allowing graduates to practise as professional engineers in many countries around the world.

Prospective students can expect the following benefits:
  • Our courses meet internationally recognised standards, verified by external academic and industrial assessors.
  • Accredited courses ensure the appropriate educational content for achieving chartered engineer status.
  • You benefit from improved career prospects, since accredited.


Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

What Will I Study

  • Digital Signal
  • Optical Communications
  • Advanced Networking Technologies
  • Telecommunications
  • Individual Project

Area of Studies

Telecommunications and Networks Engineers design and install equipment used for transmitting wired phone, cellular, cable and broadband data. It involves working with complex networks, switching systems and copper or fibre optic cabling.

Using their technical expertise, they provide a range of services and engineering solutions related to different modes of communication and information transfer, such as: radio and satellite communications wireless telephony services, internet and broadband technologies.

Day-to-day duties for telecom engineers can vary widely, depending on specialisation – such as telephone networks or broadband systems. Engineers can work in research and development (R&D), creating the products of tomorrow, or they can work on implementing these products and solving how to insert them into a client’s network. Most telecom engineers work usual office hours, although travel to different sites can be required.

Entry Requirements

Applicants aged 19 years or older are eligible to enter the top-up degree programme with one of the following qualifications:

  • A relevant Auston Institute Higher Diploma
  • Singapore government Polytechnic Diploma in relevant fields
  • NQF Level 5 qualification
  • Relevant equivalent qualification from recognised institutions
  • Non-related Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Applicants whose first language is not English or whose previous qualification was not taught and assessed in English must provide evidence of attainment in English Language by achieving an IELTS 6 or an equivalent qualification.

*All applications are subjected to the approval of Birmingham City University.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Course Length (Study Mode)

  • 8 Months (Full-Time)
  • 12 Months (Part-Time)

  • 5 Modules

  • February, June, October

Mode of Delivery

Test/ examination, coursework assignments, presentations and project.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, admin fee, tuition fee, study guides and textbook. Auston Institute absorbs FPS and Medical Insurance fee.

  • Programme fee for full-time: SGD 20,900
  • Programme fee for part-time: SGD 19,200

Non-tuition fees:

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fees for Singaporean/ PR: SGD 100.00
  • Application fees International Student: SGD 450.00

* All prices are subject to 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST).
* Medical Insurance is excluded for part-time students.
* All fees are subjected to change annually.