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Course summary

Develop essential engineering knowledge and skills, and prepare for a successful career in a fast-moving industry, with our four-year Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree in Chelmsford. Electronic and electrical engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to connect our world; to design and build more efficient and affordable technology; to provide a robust and green energy network; and to help us live better, healthier, smarter and more sustainably. It’s a discipline which impacts on almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy and the environment. With an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts, you'll learn about the latest developments and techniques in a variety of cutting-edge areas of engineering, such as Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, and sustainable technologies, so you'll graduate well-prepared to enter the workplace. From day one, you'll take a systematic, hands-on approach to real-life engineering challenges alongside your peers, developing your leadership, project management, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, teamworking and presentation skills. These skills are in high demand among employers and you'll use them throughout your career. As an engineering student at ARU, you’ll work in our specialist labs and carry out four phases of an engineering project: design, analyse, build and test. Through this hands-on, project-based approach, you’ll develop the technical skills and associated knowledge you need to work in the engineering sector, with an emphasis on embedded systems and remotely controlled wireless systems. You’ll also learn about broader factors that all engineers have to consider, including the economic, social and environmental impact of your work. We’ve placed employability at the heart of our MEng Electrical and Electronics Engineering course, by integrating university learning with real-world projects. As a graduate, you’ll be confident about using your problem-solving skills to inspire change and innovation. Due to our new project-based curriculum, we've arranged for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to visit our campus, with a view to re-accrediting this course. Accreditation means it's been approved by a professional body as meeting their level of requirements. You'll be ready to work towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status when you graduate.


Year 1 Design and Manufacturing Project (60 credits) Applied Engineering Mathematics (15 credits) Embedded Systems Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering Analogue and Digital Electronics Year 2 Microelectronics and Robotics Design Project Electric Machines. Sensors and Actuators Signals and Signal Processing Advanced Engineering Skills Sustainability, Social, Commercial and Engineering Management Year 3 Electronic and Electrical System Design Project Automation and Control Power Engineering Research Methods and Individual Project Year 4 Group Major Project Industrial Process Control Advanced DSP and ARM Technology Sustainable Environmental Design and Engineering Management Systems Digital Systems Design with VHDL and FPGAs

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a mixture of exams, practical reports, computer-based assessments, presentations, reviews of scientific papers, projects, oral presentations, poster presentations, technical reports, feasibility studies, design exercises, laboratory reports and coding exercises.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information
Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS