University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Course summary

This course will train you in the technologies of electrical and electronic systems, preparing you for the workplace. You’ll get a broad introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. KEY FEATURES OF THIS COURSE RANKING: Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject area is ranked No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback and 2nd in the UK for satisfaction with the course, and (The Guardian University Guide 2021). The subject area is also ranked No.1 in the UK for teaching quality and 3rd in the UK for student experience (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) ACCREDITATION:This course IS accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology to give you Incorporated Engineer status (IEng), so you can be sure that you’ll be gaining the skills and knowledge that the industry demands. WORK EXPERIENCE: Gain valuable industry experience on an optional work placement as part of your studies. LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Take the chance to get involved in far-reaching projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are working in partnership with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You will benefit from learning in an environment which is challenging, stimulating and creative. Build your skills in working with machines, electronic circuits, microprocessors, simulation software and renewable energy equipment. The course runs at our Markeaton Street site, which boasts an impressive array of labs and equipment. Here you will work with machines, electronic circuits, microprocessors, simulation software, renewable energy equipment, and much more. There is every opportunity to design and test your own circuits and devices. HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED You will be assessed through a blend of assignments and examinations. Assignments may relate to work at the computer or in the laboratory, or may entail a piece of written or analytical work. YOUR CAREER This course opens doors to a wide range of employment opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering. You could move into development, installation or maintenance roles in areas as diverse as avionics, medical electronics, automotive electrical and electronic systems, electrical power generation, mining or the rail industry. It may not be long before you become a team or project leader, managing significant budgets as well as the work of others. Derby graduates can be found working in railway signalling, train construction and maintenance; managing oilfield instrumentation systems; and developing microprocessor systems in cars, safety systems for forklift trucks or aircraft engine controls. The numeracy and problem-solving skills you develop during our BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering will also pave the way to a wide range of alternative career options, including teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management. STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available with a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H548
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
EU £14045 Year 1
International £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Derby - UCAS