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This programme is designed to enhance industrial relevance by focusing on the practical application of theory whilst maintaining academic rigour.

This BEng course will develop your knowledge of both electrical and electronic engineering needed for modern industrial organisations.

Emphasis is put on hands-on exercises to reinforce the theoretical concepts covered in the lectures. Heavy use is put on industrial standard software packages such as Matlab, Xilinx, Mentor Graphics and Microsoft’s Visual Development Studio.

The School is equipped with state of the art digital signal processing and digital synthesis development systems made possible by equipment donations from Xilinx and Texas Instruments, this gives students the chance to gain first-hand experience with the best technology currently in use in industry.

The overall aim of this programme is to develop students with the skills to work in the electrical and electronic engineering domain. Through a number of industrial links, the school has established a strong industrial demand for this programme. The expertise and skills you develop from designing and implementing solutions to defined problems as part of a team are highly regarded by employers.

Module Topics


  • Computer System Fundamentals | 10 credits
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles | 20 credits
  • Embedded C | 20 credits
  • Mathematics | 20 credits
  • Micros, Peripherals and Interfaces | 20 credits
  • Signals and Systems | 10 credits
  • Study Skills for Electronics | 10 credits
  • Workshop Skills for Electronics | 10 credits.


  • Distributed Intelligence Systems | 20 credits
  • Electronics 1 | 20 credits
  • Electrical Engineering | 20 credits
  • Electromagnetic Radiation | 20 Credits
  • Engineering and Project Management | 20 Credits
  • Transducers and Signal Conditioning | 20 Credits.


  • Applied Programmable Logic Controllers | 20 credits
  • Electronics 2 | 20 credits
  • Electronic Systems Design | 20 credits
  • Independent Project | 40 credits
  • Power Electronics and Drives | 20 credits


Students are taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical sessions. Assessment of progress is made through a combination of laboratory-based practicals, assignments, presentations, exams and individual projects.

Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by a written report and presentation.

One of the main parts of the final year will be the final year project. This is a work-based project that will allow students to use the knowledge built up through the course to solve a genuine workplace-engineering problem.

If this is the course for you or if you require further information regarding the course, go to register your interest and a member of the apprenticeship unit will be in touch.