Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Are you fascinated by how things work? Passionate about electronics? Southampton Solent University’s professionally accredited electronic engineering programme can help you to turn these interests into a lucrative and engaging career.
With a broad curriculum covering everything from analogue and digital electronics to contemporary embedded systems, signal processing technologies and modern communications, graduates can expect to seek employment in research and development, maintenance engineering, electronic design, telecommunications and much more.
In the first year, students develop a solid foundation in maths and circuitry before getting to grips with analogue, digital and microcomputer systems. The latter half of the year is focused on developing an understanding of industry software, key professional skills and manufacturing techniques.
These proficiencies will form a solid foundation for the second and third year, where students will study embedded systems and advanced data communications, carry out their own research and undertake a major practical project.
This course is also offered as standard full-time study to students or on a one-day-per-week part-time study basis for professional CPD for staff already in employment
Year one: CORE UNITS *Applied Mathematics *Circuit Principles *Analogue and Digital Electronics *Manufacturing Principles *Microcomputer Systems *Professional and Study Skills. Year two: CORE UNITS *Applied Maths for Electronics *Electronic Circuits *Embedded Systems *Data Communications and Networks *Automation and Control. OPTIONS *Competition and Contracts in Engineering *Curriculum Plus. Year three: CORE UNITS *Electronic Circuit Design *Digital Signal Processing *Radio Systems *Final-Year Project. OPTIONS: *Business option, such as Business Strategy or Entrepreneurship.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component-TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||
From 2 A levels or equivalent qualification, BTEC Extended Diploma mMM, BTEC Diploma DD.
A minimum of 1 A level Maths/Science subject or equivalent STEM based BTEC qualification is required.
We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
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M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
|60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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