University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Course summary

Electronics and Computer Engineers use a wide range of skills to design and implement the hardware, firmware, and software for embedded systems as well as drive technological innovations in the fields of IoT, AI, and emerging embedded and cyber-physical systems. Our Electronics and Computer Engineering degree equips students with the theoretical knowledge, practical skills and competencies required to enter a range of Electronics and Computer Engineering related careers through the exploration of software/hardware design concepts and implementation, the analysis of emerging trends and innovations such as Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems, electronic circuits, mobile application development, programmable electronics, sensor development, basic robotics, hardware artificial intelligence and control devices. The course builds both your hardware and programming knowledge through modules such as Mobile Application Development, Embedded Systems, Computer Systems, Object Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Electronics, and Microprocessors and IoT. Widely used state-of-the-art development boards for programming hardware such as microcontrollers, Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGAs), electromechanical robots and simulation environments are used wherever possible to give you hands-on practical experience. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that: • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more. • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website ( • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically. • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. The Northampton Employment Promise • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study. ✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See for more information


Stage 1 • Fundamentals of Computer Systems (Compulsory) • Electrical and Electronic Principles (Compulsory) • Mathematics for Engineers (Compulsory) • Electronic Engineering Practice (Compulsory) • Problem Solving and Programming (Compulsory) • Engineering Industry Practice (Compulsory) Stage 2 • Microprocessors and Internet of Things (IoT) (Compulsory) • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (Compulsory) • Advanced Mathematics for Engineers (Compulsory) • Analogue and Digital Electronics (Compulsory) • Electronics Instrumentation and Control Systems (Compulsory) • Mobile Application Development (Compulsory) OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR Learning Through Work (WBL) (Designated) Stage 3 • Engineering Project (Compulsory) • Advanced AI and Applications (Compulsory) • Advanced Electro Mechanical System Design (Compulsory) • Advanced Digital Electronics (Compulsory) • Embedded Real Time Systems (Designated) • Mobile Computing (Designated) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment tools are used including: • essays • oral presentations • practical reports • end of module exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A-level Mathematics or Extended Diploma in Engineering or T-Level in Engineering are required; plus GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or Functional Skills level 2 Application of Number or an equivalent qualification required

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
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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