Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)
UCAS code: H610
Do you want to be at the cutting edge of engineering? Our expert academics are ready to help you discover the world of electronic engineering. On this course, you’ll immerse yourself in core engineering principles and help shape the future.
|Course length:||3 years full-time
Typically 4.5 years part-time
|Start dates:||September 2023|
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
|Example offers:||BBC-BBB (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria|
|Faculty:||Arts and Sciences|
From smartphone manufacturing to renewable energy development, electronic engineers make a tangible, real-world impact. And our degree will pave the way for you to join this inspiring group of professionals.
We’ll train you in the core principles of electronic engineering. You’ll sharpen your understanding and develop key technical skills. Through teamwork and individual effort, you’ll develop the professional responsibilities needed to operate with confidence in the rapidly changing world of electronic engineering.
Exploit advances in computer-aided engineering, applied industrial engineering, digital logic, embedded systems, and evolving sensing technologies. You’ll create solutions to complex problems. You’ll build and improve systems. You’ll also contribute to a range of challenging and fast-growing areas of engineering.
Our staff are dedicated to your future. Together with the University’s careers team, we’ve worked hard to create a supportive environment to prepare you for future career success.
International students can apply
Sandwich year option available
Studying abroad option available
What you'll study
Your first year will lay the foundation for the rest of the degree. You’ll cover important electronic and electrical engineering principles which will ground you in the subject. Grasping these will give you the best chance of success as the degree unfolds. Core topics will include computer-aided engineering, fundamental principles of analysis and construction of systems, engineering mathematics and digital logic circuits.
Module code: CIS1607
Module code: CIS1706
Module code: ENG1008
Module code: ENG1608
Module code: ENG1609
Module code: CIS1702
In your second year, we’ll take you deeper into the mathematics for engineering. You’ll immerse yourself in applied industrial automation, control systems, and advanced programming. You’ll experience a simulated work environment in which you and your peers will work on live briefs to deliver real products. At the end of the year, you’ll have the option of taking an exciting 12-month industrial placement.
Module code: CIS2725
Module code: CIS2721
Module code: ENG2181
Module code: CIS2724
Module code: ENG2609
Module code: CIS2608
Embedded systems. Microprocessors. Sensor systems. Your final year will enhance your learning in these areas. It’ll also bring together different strands of the degree. Engineering management and enterprise is an area of growing importance, so we’ll train you in that too. The emphasis at this level is on the development of independent study and learning. You’ll have the opportunity to complete a research and development project in an area that you’re fascinated by.
Module code: CIS3421
Module code: ENG3168
Module code: ENG3004
Module code: ENG3165
Module code: CIS3424
How you'll study
Teaching methods are designed in consultation with leading employers in the region. Many classes are based in engineering and computing laboratories, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity.
Classes are highly interactive, with practical application of concepts a key factor, as well as cases drawn from real-life. Workshops, seminars, group tutorials and practical exercises provide opportunities for you to work with your peers and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability.
On a full-time basis, you will be required to attend up to four days a week.
How you'll be assessed
You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.
Who will be teaching you
You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development, as well as benefitting from guest lectures delivered by industry experts. The programme team are specialists in engineering and computing and active researchers in areas including complex systems, security, Internet of Things, telecommunications and applied mathematics. Academic staff are regular contributors to international conferences and peer-reviewed journals.
Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points. This must include A Level Mathematics at Grade C or above or equivalent. GCSE English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, is also required.
|BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)||Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).|
|T Level||Overall grade of Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.|
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
How to apply
Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.
Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.
Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.Discover our accommodation
The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students. Our modern engineering and computing laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.
A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution. There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.
Where you'll study
Learning resources include digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.
£77 per credit
for 360 credits
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
As an electronic engineering professional, you’ll experience a rewarding career in a rapidly changing industry. As a problem solver and creative thinker, you’ll be in demand around the world. From nuclear research to telecoms, you’ll bring your advanced knowledge to real-world situations.
According to data provided by HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency), in 2019/20 high skilled graduates of Engineering and Technology could expect a starting salary of £28,000. You might work in roles including:
- Aerospace Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- Product Design Engineer
- Renewable Energy Engineer
- Telecommunications Engineer
- Space Engineer
You could continue onto further study and specialise. Alternatively, you might want to take your transferable skills to an area of business such as accountancy or financial management. Whatever you decide, we’ll support you as you explore what’s right for you.
Our dedicated employability team work closely with the University’s careers team. Throughout your degree, they’ll provide you with timetabled employability sessions and ongoing support during internships and placements.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
CIS1702 Programming 1 (20 credits), CIS1706 Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits) and ENG1008 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Fundamentals (20 credits) replace CIS111 Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits), CIS1112 Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 (20 credits) and CIS1113 Computer Aided Engineering (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1.
CIS2721 Applied Industrial Automation (20 credits), CIS2724 Control Systems and Instrument Engineering (20 credits) and CIS2725 Advanced Programming (20 credits) replace CIS2172 Applied Industrial Automation (20 credits), CIS2177 Advanced Programming (20 credits) and CIS2178 Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineering (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2.
CIS3421 Embedded Systems (20 credits), CIS3424 Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering (20 credits) and ENG3004 Engineering Research and Development Methods (20 credits) replace CIS3146 Embedded Systems (20 credits), CIS3161 Research and Development Methods (20 credits) and CIS3164 Microprocessor and Sensor Systems Applications in Engineering (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 3.
The above changes take effect for September 2023 entry.
GCSE English Language at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent, is required.