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Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development, BEng Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

This engineering apprenticeship enables students to advance their careers as embedded electronic design engineers at their current place of work.

Degree apprenticeships give students industry-relevant skills, mostly through learning in the workplace. Employers lead staff development, with course fees subsidised by government funding.

Our degree apprenticeship in embedded electronic systems gives students the key skills and design techniques required for this field of engineering. The course covers electrical components and circuits, digital hardware and software design, analogue electrical design techniques, and project planning.

The degree benefits employers and employees from a range of sectors, including the aerospace, automotive, robotics, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Campus

Medway

Duration

4 years part-time

Start month

September

Home/international fees

Fees information

What you should know about this course

  • Benefit from practical training - you earn and study with flexible learning at our Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent
  • This course has been designed in consultation with industry
  • Our world class research means we can deliver high quality teaching in the classroom
  • The course is mapped to the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer (degree) standard.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Welcome to our Degree Apprenticeship course. When you join us, you'll be taught by an experienced team whose expertise and knowledge closely reflects the modules of this course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, lab technicians, and external experts who provide guest lectures on some modules. Our PhD researchers also offer lab support, which our undergraduate students find very useful.

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Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Typical entry requirements for our engineering apprenticeship degrees are as follows:

112 UCAS points from:

  • A-levels (subjects may be specified by your employer)
  • An appropriate BTEC National award
  • A recognised Access to Engineering course
  • Other relevant qualifications, if accepted by your employer, including progression from an appropriate Level 3 apprenticeship programme
  • Relevant experience, including experience gained from voluntary activities.

You will also need GCSE in English (language or literature) and maths at grade 4/C, or equivalent qualifications.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Further information about entry

To be eligible for entry to this course you should be employed in this field.

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

A common first year across Engineering programmes results in large lecture groups of 100+ students. However, in order to enhance your learning experience, practical class sizes typically vary from 5 to 30 students depending on the module. Similarly, tutorials operate in the same way as practical sessions with class sizes varying according to the nature of the module being studied.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 working days of the coursework submission date. Examination results will be available within 28 days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

The cost of the apprenticeship can be paid by one of two methods:

The apprenticeship levy

The employer must pay into the apprenticeship levy to be eligible for this form of payment. Read more on the apprenticeship levy

Government sponsored

If the employer is classed as an SME (small/medium-sized enterprise), you are eligible for government sponsorship for up to 90% of the cost of the course. The employer has to pay the remaining 10%. The cost of the apprenticeship is the number of credits the students undertakes plus the cost of the End Point Assessment.

Please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk for a bespoke cost as this varies from course to course.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

This course is a popular choice for furthering your career in your workplace.

Do you provide employability services?

It is expected that apprentices will already be in employment relating to your chosen discipline.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

On your first day, apprentices are allocated an Academic Mentor, who remains your first point of contact for the duration of your studies. The Academic Mentor plays a crucial role in helping apprentices feel a sense of belonging, and in guiding and supporting your journey.

The Academic Mentor is also available as a contact for employers, whether for queries or concerns, or to find out how their apprentices are progressing. Academic Mentors visit you and the employer at the workplace regularly, though it can also be arranged as a video/conference call.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.