Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Engineering with Foundation year

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Course summary

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We have been ranked Top 25 in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Guardian League Table 2021). Do you want to work at the forefront of industry? Our Electronic Engineering course with a foundation year will teach you a broad range of skills, helping you to become a rounded electrical engineer. Throughout your degree study, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art technology and resources. All of our BEng (Hons) undergraduate programmes can be studied over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of the degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate. What's covered in the course? You will gain an understanding of the social, commercial, legal, ethical, economic and environmental factors associated with engineering, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the science and mathematics associated with the discipline. You will also develop the key transferrable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our competitions, such as the annual Global Game Jam, will give you the chance to not only help run an acclaimed event, but also build and design your own creations, giving you invaluable experience. Our engineering courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice. Why Choose Us?

  • Accredited course - This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
  • State-of-the-art facilities - You will be based at our Millennium Point campus in City Centre, where our facilities have undergone a £6.5 million investment with a new maker area, engineering labs/equipment and IT equipment to provide you with the very best learning experience. You will also use our industry-standard equipment and resources, including rapid prototyping, laser-cutting and CNC machining.
  • Employable graduates - Our graduates have progressed into roles with companies such as UTC Aerospace and Vector GB.
  • Events and Expos – We host events including Global Game Jam, TechFest, and InnovationFest enabling you to build and design your own creations, as well as gain vital organisational experience.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H677
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no less than 5.5 in any level

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
79%
Student satisfaction
76%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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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

Additional fee information

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Electronic Engineering with Foundation year at Birmingham City University - UCAS