Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year)

Course summary

Overview If you've already started your career and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree (FdA) to a full Bachelor's degree, this BEng (Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering top-up degree course is ideal. Enhance your engineering skills and increase your contribution to your organisation with the potential to level up in a new role and increase your salary. Study anywhere that suits you, over two or three years, while developing your potential as a skilled electronic engineer in areas such as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications. Course highlights

  • Put mathematical models into practice, using computer-based design and simulation techniques
  • Get a core understanding of analogue and digital electronics, data communications and signal processing
  • Design systems, simulate and test prototypes using various technologies
  • Design economic solutions to meet the complex specifications of consumers today, using engineering analysis software tools
Careers and opportunities As an senior electronic engineer, you can expect a salary from £40,000 to £65,000. If you're planning to stay with your current employer after graduating, you could use this top up course to secure a more senior role. But you could also apply your skills to any number of roles in industries that require engineers. All engineering roles are listed in the UK Government’s 'skills shortage list' – which means engineers are currently in high demand. And the 2019 IET Skills and Demand in Industry report found that a third of employers increased their engineering and technology workforce in the previous 3 years. What jobs can you do with an electronic systems engineering degree? Previous students have gone on to work in roles including:
  • electronics engineer
  • product design engineer
  • application engineer
Our graduates have worked in areas such as:
  • robotics
  • defence
  • consumer and professional electronics
  • broadcasting and telecommunications
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


Year 1 Core modules in this year include:

  • Data Communications
  • Electronics
Year 2 Core modules in this year include:
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Quality Management
Year 3 Core modules in this year include:
  • Foundation of Artificial Intelligence
  • Individual Project
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through:

  • written assignments
  • quizzes
  • design activities
  • project work
  • exams
Ideally, you'll carry out your final project at your place of work with a mentor approved by the University. If this isn't possible, then you can carry out the project at the University or elsewhere with the guidance of a University-approved mentor. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, foundation degree or Advanced Diploma, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc), in a relevant subject.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic54An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)7979 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £2060 Year 1
International £2060 Year 1
England £2060 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2060 Year 1
Scotland £2060 Year 1
Wales £2060 Year 1
Channel Islands £2060 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £2060 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Please see the following webpage for further undergraduate fee information: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance/tuition-fees-living-costs-and-other-study-costs
Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS