University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Engineering

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Looking to take your place in the expanding and dynamic world of electronics? Learn the fundamental principles of electronic engineering on this well respected course.
  • Our degree focuses on the fundamental principles of electronic engineering and the programming skills necessary for modern embedded system design. It equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in this rapidly evolving field.
  • You’ll also develop an understanding of current practice in electronic system design, including microcontrollers and FPGAs, signal analysis and conditioning, and interfacing and communications.
  • Learn from our senior academic teaching staff. They’re Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) with real-world industrial experience.
  • Access cutting-edge resources through our Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility.
  • Experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software: CISCO industrial networks; manufacturing execution systems; and industrial robots.
Why study with us
  • Master of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Engineering is ranked 1st in the North West with 82% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Master of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Engineering (Foundation Entry) is ranked 2nd in the North West with 83% of students in graduate-level work or further study after graduating (Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

Course details


Year 1: Compulsory modules; Engineering Analysis, Engineering Applications, Electronics and Electronic Engineering Practice, Digital Electronics and Programmable Systems. Year 2: Compulsory modules; Signals & Systems, Electronic System Applications, Electronic Systems, Digital Systems, Software Development 2. Optional modules - choose one; Data Communications OR Robotic Systems. Year 3: Compulsory modules; Microcontroller Systems, Project, Engineering Professionalis AND either Embedded Real-Time Systems or System on Programmable Chip. Optional modules; Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Computer Vision, Digital Signal & Image Processing A, Machine Intelligence, Computer Aided Instrumentation. Year 4: Compulsory modules; Power Electronics and Electrical Machine Control, Digital Signal & Image Processing B, The Engineer & Society, Group Project, Individual Project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Electronic Engineering at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS