University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

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Course summary

We’ve developed this course for students who have not completed a traditional foundation course or who are not quite ready to go on to degree level, but who know which subject they wish to study. This course is the first stage of a bachelors degree – it is not a standalone course. Following the successful completion of the year you'll then progress on to the first year of the appropriate degree. This BEng degree has an optional year in industry and covers both electrical engineering – where electricity is used to transport and deliver energy – and electronic engineering – where electricity can be used to process, transmit and store information. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE RANKING: Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject area is ranked No.1 in the UK for satisfaction with feedback and in the top 10 for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian University Guide 2024). WORKING WITH INDUSTRY: This BEng degree has an optional year in industry and covers both electrical engineering – where electricity is used to transport and deliver energy – and electronic engineering – where electricity can be used to process, transmit and store information. If you choose to take the placement year in industry, you can really boost your career prospects. Many companies look for placement students and there’s plenty of support here to help you find and make the most of these opportunities. FACILITIES: Study in an inspirational learning environment with specialist facilities where you'll gain hands-on experience with a range of equipment. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES: Include an optional industry placement year to gain industry experience and bolster your CV. You'll also have the opportunity to take part in our annual ebot competition where you work in a team to create a robot from scratch before testing its ability on a track HOW YOU WILL LEARN: You will learn through lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work. You’ll carry out experiments in our specialist laboratories and have access to online materials 24/7. YOUR CAREER: Electrical and electronic engineering graduates from Derby can be found developing embedded systems in cars, electrical power distribution systems, railway signaling systems or rolling stock enhancements. They are also managing major industrial processes, from breweries to assembly lines. However, with your advanced numeracy and problem-solving skills, you will have many other career options too: teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management for example. If you want to gain Chartered Engineer status, you’ll need to move on to postgraduate study. STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available without a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H601
Institution code:
D39
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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
No data
Student satisfaction
85%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14900 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £14900 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 with Foundation Year at University of Derby - UCAS