Aston University, Birmingham

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Aston University, Birmingham Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering course is offered as either a three or four year course with integrated placement year. We will provide you with the analytical skills, design expertise and flexibility required to adapt to and master rapidly evolving technologies.

The fundamental principles of the field such as digital and analogue electronics, computing, mathematics and project management will be covered at the beginning of the course. You will then be able to specialise in your areas of interest by selecting from a range of options including digital system design, telecommunications systems, optoelectronics and signal processing before embarking in the final year on an extensive design project of your own choosing.

Well-trained graduates with skills in electronics design, software, telecommunications and engineering are in high demand. Some of our recent graduates are currently commanding high salaries working in government, the public sector and private industry, for employers such as: Olympus, Corus, HSBC, Oxford University, Hewlett Packard, Cogent Defence, BAE Systems, Npower, Siemens, Orange, Vodafone, QinetiQ, National Grid, Rolls-Royce, Jaguar Cars and Microsoft. Our courses have been developed in collaboration with electronics professionals in a wide range of sectors to give a broad but industrially relevant degree.

Key course benefits:

  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering ranked 27th out of 77 institutions in the UK (2017 Guardian League Table)

  • Electrical Engineering at Aston is ranked 12th for Graduate Prospects in the 2017 Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide

  • Our optional placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects..

Course details

Modules

The first two years of the MEng are taught alongside the BEng degree. Starting with the basic principles of analogue, digital and programmable electronic systems, you will rapidly develop the analytical skills to understand and begin designing electrical circuits and systems. You will also take courses in computing and mathematics. Project work encourages you to develop skills in team working, business and communications. In Year 2 you will study digital and programmable systems, communication systems, electronic systems and electrical systems in more depth. A themed design project and business course will enable you to develop your professional design and management skills. By taking additional modules after the end of the second year, you can incorporate the placement within a 4-year course. The final two years allow you to develop your skills in engineering and engineering management to a much greater depth and gain important experience working on an engineering placement.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BBC Including A-Level Mathematics or a Physical Science/Technology subject (Physics, Design Technology, Engineering Science and Electronics).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC in Engineering/Science/Technical, including the following units at Distinction, Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Mechanical/Electrical Principles, Further Mechanical/Electrical Principles.

For other BTEC combinations please check Aston's website.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
Subject related Access with at level 3 including only Distinctions in Mathematics and Physics at Distinction
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language Grade C/4 and Mathematics C/4
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points achieving 5, 5, 4 at Higher Level subjects including Mathematics and Physics.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,400 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity

Provider information

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Aston University, Birmingham
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET


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0121 204 3400


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