Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Extended), BEng Hons

  • Study on our IET accredited programmes
  • Benefit from our 3000sqm of specialist labs, including telecoms, power, control and robotics labs
  • Gain experience from our close industrial ties with companies such as BAe Systems, South Eastern Railways and Ford

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

4 years full time

8 years part time

5 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This BEng Hons (Extended) degree programme is identical to the BEng Hons, but also has a foundation year and has a slightly lower entry tariff.

It is difficult to imagine the modern world without the all-pervasive impact of electrical and electronic engineering. All modern communication systems, from simple direct dial connections to global mobile phone networks and even interstellar radio signals are all based on the fundamental principles you will learn on this degree programme. Likewise, control and instrumentation techniques are essential aspects of modern technology, and smart grids, micro-power generation and sustainability, are very important features of any electrical or electronic engineer's work.

This programme will introduce you to all aspects, from the fundamental properties of electromagnetic waves to the design of advanced communication networks. The Faculty of Engineering and Science has a total of 3000m² of specialist and integrated engineering laboratories enabling you to work with many industry-standard systems and technologies, preparing you for many career opportunities in this exciting and ever-expanding field.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the knowledge and skills relevant to a career as a professional incorporated or chartered (with further study) engineer who can work effectively with current and future electrical and electronic engineering design, development and implementation methods
  • To support you in understanding the innovative and pioneering approaches in this field and to be able to apply them to the solution of real-world problems to develop new products and technologies
  • To help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to perform a variety of graduate level professional roles within electrical, electronic, control and communications engineering, including management roles.

What you'll study

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Assessment

Student progress is assessed through a mix of:

  • Project-based tasks
  • Laboratory experiments
  • Formative and summative assignments
  • Formal examinations.

Professional recognition

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) accreditation is strongly anticipated.

Careers

You could work in a wide range of electrical and electronics applications, from telecommunications to control or electrical power to emerging technologies, finding roles across a wide range of organisations. You can also start your own business or pursue postgraduate study.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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