Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

About the course

Our recent investment of £1m in a new Electronic Engineering lab demonstrates our commitment to this discipline, and means you will be able to use state-of-the-art equipment and enjoy top-tier teaching as you study.

You will develop skills in a number of areas, including analogue and digital electronics, signal processing, sensors, digital communications, software engineering and embedded programming.

And through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, you will quickly became adept at solving real-world engineering problems.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology - Accredited Programme

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course Level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - H610
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start Dates - Feb,Oct
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full-time
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This course has the option to be taken over four years which includes a year placement in industry. Undertaking a year in industry has many benefits. You gain practical experience and build your CV, as well as being a great opportunity to sample a profession and network with potential future employers.

There is no tuition fee for the placement year enabling you to gain an extra year of experience for free.

*Only available to UK/EU students.

A Degree with a Foundation Year gives you guaranteed entry to an Undergraduate course. 

Whether you’re returning to learning and require additional help and support to up-skill, or if you didn’t quite meet the grades to pursue an Undergraduate course, our Degrees with Foundation Year provide a fantastic entry route for you to work towards a degree level qualification. 

There is also a £500 Foundation Year Bursary available to UK students starting September 2019.


With our guidance and support you’ll get up to speed within one year, and will be ready to seamlessly progress on to undergraduate study at Bedfordshire. 

The Foundation Year provides an opportunity to build up your academic writing skills and numeracy, and will also cover a range of subject specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. 

This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will need to successfully complete the Foundation Year to progress on to the first year of your bachelor’s degree.

 

Why study a Foundation Year degree?

  • Broad-based yet enough depth to give you credible vocational skills
  • Coverage of a variety of areas typically delivered by an expert in this area
  • Gain an understanding of a subject before choosing which route you wish to specialise in
  • Great introduction to further study, and guaranteed progression on to one of our Undergraduate degrees

The degrees offering a Foundation Year provide excellent preparation for your future studies.

During your Foundation Year you will get the opportunity to talk to tutors about your degree study and future career aspirations, and receive guidance on the most appropriate Undergraduate course to help you achieve this; providing you meet the entry requirements and pass the Foundation Year.

 

Why choose this course?

The course will provide you with academic and technical skills to analyse, interpret and make sense of electronic engineering. It will enable you to meet the demands of tomorrow’s electronic engineering.

  • Learn skills in a number of areas, including analogue and digital electronics, signal processing, sensors, digital communications, software engineering and embedded programming
  • Study using a combination of top-tier learning materials and hands-on practical experience
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of the commercial and economic contexts of engineering processes, and keep informed of emerging processes and technologies
  • Gain a thorough awareness of the possible equality and diversity issues that exist in electronic engineering
  • Explore the practical application of the computer software and hardware toolkits commonly used by electronic engineers
  • Challenge yourself by analysing and solving real-world engineering problems
  • Benefit from our well-established professional links with local and regional industry partners
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What will I learn?

Units

  • Engineering Mathematics (CIS034-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations Of Electronic Systems And Computer Networks (CIS038-1) Compulsory
  • Fundamentals Of Computer Studies (CIS018-1) Compulsory
  • Introduction To Software Development (CIS020-1) Compulsory
  • Analogue And Digital Electronics (CIS071-2) Compulsory
  • Circuit Analysis And Signal Processing (CIS047-2) Compulsory
  • Digital Communications & Software Engineering (CIS072-2) Compulsory
  • Dsp And Embedded Systems Development (CIS048-2) Compulsory
  • Control, Energy And Wsn (CIS020-3) Compulsory
  • Research Methodologies And Emerging Technologies (CIS013-3) Compulsory
  • Social And Professional Project Management (CIS015-3) Compulsory
  • Undergraduate Project (CIS017-3) Compulsory

How will I be assessed?

The assessments will identify your skills, abilities, academic/occupational background and level to give you an early indication of what specific learning practices may help you in specific areas of study.

This begins at your student induction period in conjunction with the ‘Fundamentals of Computing’ unit and continues throughout your in-course period of study.

You will have frequent opportunities to get feedback from tutors and your peers and via self assessment. Some assessments will allow for draft submissions to be considered to identify aspects in need of development before final submission.

  • Year 1 - 28% of assessment is by exam, 49% by coursework and 23% practical exam.
  • Year 2 - 45% of assessment is by exam, 29% by coursework and 26% practical exam.
  • Year 3 - 18% of assessment is by exam, 82% by coursework.

Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS introduced a new tariff for courses from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes
  • At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma (with 12 merits and 12 distinctions at level 3)
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500

E: admission@beds.ac.uk

As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

The critical, theoretical, analytical and practical skills of this degree will prepare you for a range of careers. The most common destination will be in industries dealing with electronics system design, such as electronics engineer or design engineer.

You may as well work for companies that provide solutions for electronics system design, such as in communication system, measurement equipment, audio and video system and radar system.

Examples of such companies from a more electronics system design perspective can be found at conferences like Enterprise Search Europe as well as also global players such as MBDA, BAE, QUALCOMM and National Instrument will be interested in successful electronics engineering candidates.

The theoretical foundations taught in the course will enable you to continue your studies and register on taught or research based Masters courses in Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and Computer System Engineering.

You can also continue onto PhDs by research which can lead to a career in higher education.

Professional placements

We value real-world experience to prepare you for life beyond university, which is why we’ve forged connections with thousands of companies locally, nationally and internationally. Through our placements, you can gain that all-important practical experience whilst you complete your course.

From volunteering, internships and placements, through to a fee free year in industry, we offer a whole host of opportunities to enhance your employability. Discover more

 

Go Global

Whether you want to learn a new language, build networks, simply have the travel bug, or want to develop new skills and life experiences, our Go Global programme offers the opportunity to broaden your horizons, enhance your CV, and gain a truly international experience, all at the same time as studying towards your undergraduate degree. The Go Global programme is open to students from the UK and EU.

Travel to exciting destinations, including:

  • China
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • New York
  • Malaysia and Singapore

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Go Europe

Our International students meanwhile, can make the most of trips to a series of exciting European destinations. From France and Belgium, to Holland and Germany, there are plenty of places to visit, network and broaden your knowledge of the global market place, by seeing and experiencing it for yourself, first-hand.

At the University of Bedfordshire we ensure that your experience here is cultural, as well as academic. That’s why a whole host of opportunities are opened up to you, providing you with that all important experience to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to getting graduates jobs.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the Academic Year 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

See www.gov.uk/student-finance

The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard undergraduate tuition fee for the academic year 2018/19 is £11,500 per year. A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

    Extra Costs

    Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

    Facilities

    Our flagship £34m Campus Centre is funky and functional. It brings together all our student services, social and learning spaces, and a 240-seat lecture theatre under one roof.

    The Campus Centre building is connected to the rest of the University and the first floor acts as a one-stop shop for all students services.

    Designed for work as well as play, the Campus Centre incorporates relaxed learning zones with Wi-Fi access.

    It also features the Students' Union support services and executive offices alongside places to eat

    Accommodation at Luton

    Our contemporary en-suite accommodation features 852 fully-furnished flats, just part of our accommodation offering of more than 1,500 study rooms.

    This exciting new facility includes:

    • state-of-the-art IT and AV equipment
    • informal and quiet learning spaces
    • two Harvard-style lecture theatres
    • a student lounge and cafe

    Luton campus is home to the following departments:

    • Business
    • Media, Art and Design
    • Science
    • Computing
    • Law
    • Psychology
    • Social Sciences

    Whatever degree you choose the facilities will be first class:

    • New facilities in the Computing and Media departments
    • Business facilities including pioneering Business Pods and a Law Moot Court
    • Dedicated laboratories for psychology, sport and exercise science, biomedical science and forensics
    • Multi-camera HDTV and radio studios
    • Art and design studios

    Town centre location

    The Luton campus is right in the centre of town next to a large shopping mall and within easy walking distance of the student halls, train and bus stations.

    Directions to Luton campus

    Luton is the largest town in Bedfordshire and is approximately 50km north of London.

    It has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK and Europe, and central London is only a 30-minute train journey away.

    Luton is has excellent transport links to other cities such as Manchester, Leeds and Milton Keynes. London Luton Airport is located just 2.5km from the Luton campus.

    How to Apply

    Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

    EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

    International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country
    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply as an International student

     

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