Engineering (Electronic) at Durham University - UCAS

Course summary

This four-year degree delivers the breadth and depth that you will need to succeed in the world of engineering. It is designed to produce graduates who will go on to lead engineering teams. A common first two years in General Engineering provide you with the broad knowledge required to effectively work on multi-disciplinary engineering problems. The course structure offers a huge amount of flexibility – you could join us on a electronic engineering pathway but decide to pursue civil engineering at the end of your second year. We believe in empowering our students to make informed decisions that would best serve their future careers. After your first two years, you will start to specialise in Civil, Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, and supplement this discipline-specific knowledge with Engineering Design activities and focused practical skills. You can further specialise in your final year, with two additional choices: Aeronautical Engineering and Renewable Energies, learning advanced topics at the forefront of engineering knowledge whilst working with a world-leading academic on a research and development dissertation project, the highlight of many of our students’ degrees.


Year 1 You will study four modules in engineering, one in mathematics and one optional module. In your engineering modules, you will examine 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and implement engineering algorithms into computer code. You will also take part in a group design activity where you have to design, build and test a device to solve a specific engineering challenge. Recent examples include miniature hydroelectric generators and chain-climbing robots. Core modules: Solid Mechanics and Structures 1; Electronic and Electrical Systems 1; Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 1; Engineering Practice 1; Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists. Examples of optional modules: Introduction to Programming; Computational Thinking. Year 2 Core modules: Engineering Mathematics 2; Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 2; Solid Mechanics and Structures 2; Electrical Engineering 2; Electronics 2; Engineering Design 2. Year 3 At this point in the degree you will specialise in Electronic Engineering. Core modules: Electrical Engineering 3; Electronics and Communications 3; Control and Signal Processing 3; Digital Electronics and Digital Signal Processing 3; Engineering Design 3; Semiconductor Physics and Devices 3. Year 4 Core modules: Radio and Digital Communications 4; Communications Networks 4; Advanced Electronics Measurement 4; Advanced Electronics 4; Photonics 4. You can choose between the MEng Research and Development Project or the MEng Technical Project plus the module Engineering into Schools. Examples of optional modules: Internet of Everything 4; Optimisation 4; Environmental Engineering 4. More information on Course Structure can be found here:

Assessment method

In the first three years, most modules are assessed primarily by examinations. However, modules typically also include a coursework component, covering subjects such as CAD, programming and engineering design. The balance of examination/coursework changes towards the end of the degree – half of the final-year mark is based on a dissertation research project, working one-to-one with an academic or industry partner.

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

Our contextual offer for this programme is A level AA including Mathematics and one subject that carries a practical endorsement (Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics) and B (or equivalent). To find out if you’re eligible, please visit:

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English language requirements

Durham University welcomes applications from all students irrespective of background. We encourage the recruitment of academically well-qualified and highly motivated students, who are non-native speakers of English, whose full potential can be realised with a limited amount of English Language training either prior to entry or through pre-sessional and/or in-sessional courses. It is the normal expectation that candidates for admission should be able to demonstrate satisfactory English proficiency before the start of a programme of study, whether via the submission of an appropriate English language qualification or by attendance on an appropriate pre-sessional course. Acceptable evidence and levels required can be viewed by following the link provided.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £31250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £31250 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may also be additional course costs for things like books (if you want to purchase them), field trips etc.
Engineering (Electronic) at Durham University - UCAS