University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Electronic Engineering

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Course summary

The electronics industry is global, and makes a huge contribution to the economy, it is a crucial subject in a wide range of industries as it's at the heart of everything from manufacturing processes, to the provision of services, green technologies, and logistics management. These industries are looking to the future of engineering, and this is where you could come in. This STEM course aims to give you the underpinning skills to be at the forefront of the future of engineering and open up lots of career options within the electronic engineering industry, where you could make a difference to the world we live in. By studying this course to MEng level you'll have the chance to gain the underpinning leadership skills to manage future developments. The integrated Master’s MEng course has higher entry requirements than the BEng route. You’ll study for an extra year, with the aim of giving you a deeper understanding of your subject, and learning crucial management skills. Both the MEng and the BEng are designed to give you a broad understanding of electronic systems, communications and control. We’ll look at:

  • Electronic systems
  • Communications and control
  • Digital and analogue systems
  • Embedded computer-based systems
On top of this you’ll have lots of opportunities to carry out practical work and you'll explore aspects such as, complex communications and digital technology. Plus in your third year, or fourth if you take a placement, you’ll be able to research a specialised area of your choice in depth. You’ll be taught by professional engineers, and supported by our technicians many of whom have worked in the industry. If you find you have an interest in an area you may not have encountered before, the first year is common with the other courses in our Electronic Engineering suite. This means there is the opportunity for you to switch degrees to one of our other electronic engineering specialisms. You'll also learn through EnABLE (Engineering in an Activity Based Learning Environment), our new initiative that provides you with an opportunity to work in teams with other students to solve real engineering challenges and develop skills relevant to industry. While you’re studying we’ll aim to give you as much real-world experience as possible. You’ll be able to choose a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too, plus your Final Year has been designed to help you gain the confidence you need to become a leader in this vital area. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national competitions like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student (http://www.teamhare.co.uk/), UAS (http://teamhawk.hud.ac.uk/) and the Railway Challenge (http://hudrail.co.uk/) (or comparable design and build team projects). Professional links and accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (http://www.theiet.org/). This means it fully meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer status (CEng) (https://www.imeche.org/membership-registration/become-a-member/chartered-engineer). The MEng qualification is regarded as the professional benchmark for engineers. An extension to the BEng award, it gives those who show potential the opportunity to study Master’s level modules and attain an enhanced undergraduate award which meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community and IET accreditation is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality. Our relationship with the IET means that they feel our course content is relevant to the needs of industry, which could give you a potential advantage when looking for a job as employers may ask for graduates with accredited degrees.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Computer Programming Electronic Design Manufacture and Test Mathematics Professional Development Electrical Principles 1 Electronics 1 Year 2 Core modules: Enterprise: Electronic Product Design and Manufacture Signal Analysis and Control Embedded Systems Electronics 2 Electrical Principles 2 Communications Year 3 – optional placement year Year 3/Year 4 if undertake placement year Core modules: Final Year Project Analogue System Integration Digital System Integration Project Quality and Production Management Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include - Communication Systems Parallel Computer Architecture Clusters and Grids Control Systems Final year Core modules: Year 5 Group Project Project and Finance Management Virtual Instrumentation Advanced Digital Design Parallel Computer Architectures Cluster and Cloud Computing Signal Analysis and Processing

Assessment method

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
H612
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Levels (in addition to A2 Mathematics) must include one of the following: Electronics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Further Mathematics, Mechanics, Dynamics or General Engineering. BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering (instead of A2 Mathematics) must be one of the following: Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/


English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/


Unistats information

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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
EU £16000* Year 1
International £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

Students doing IET accredited courses can apply for their scholarships and grants. For further information please visit the IET’s website - http://www.theiet.org/membership/awards/index.cfm Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Electronic Engineering at University of Huddersfield - UCAS