Birmingham City University

Electronic Engineering Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Do you want to work at the forefront of industry? Our BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering course will teach you a broad range of skills, helping you to become a rounded electrical engineer.

Throughout your degree study, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art technology and resources, plus you’ll have the opportunity to secure yourself an industry placement, giving you instrumental electrical engineering work experience.

What's covered in the course?
The Electronic Engineering MEng will give you an understanding of the social, commercial, legal, ethical, economic and environmental factors associated with engineering, as well as comprehensive knowledge of the science and mathematics associated with the discipline.

You will also develop the key transferable skills that modern employers require, such as problem solving, project planning, presentation and communication. Our competitions, such as the annual Engineering Show, which includes the international micro-mouse competition, gives you the opportunity to participate in a range of competitions centred on autonomous and non-autonomous robotic vehicles.

Our engineering courses focus on project-based activities, giving you lots of opportunity to work in teams on projects from design to implementation. This will give you practical experience of applying engineering science to real world problems, working in multidisciplinary teams to develop your interpersonal skills, and prepare you for a key aspect of modern engineering practice.

You’ll also have the option of a placement during your course, either through a summer internship or year-long sandwich placement, which will provide you with the real-life skills and experience you’ll need to stand out from the crowd upon graduation. This has helped former graduates progress into roles within companies such as UTC Aerospace and Vector GB.

Why Choose Us?

  • You’ll use our state-of-the-art technology and resources, including rapid prototyping, laser-cutting and CNC machining, as well as suites of open-access PCs.

  • You have the option to undertake an industrial placement year in order to gain valuable work experience.

  • Our hosting of both national and international events, including Global Game Jam and TechFest, enables you to build and design your own creations, as well as gain vital organisational experience.

  • We are ideally located at the University’s flagship City Centre Campus, based in the cutting-edge facility Millennium Point.

  • In 2017, we spent £6.5 million on improvements to our Millennium Point facilities so you’ll have even more access to dedicated, industry-standard equipment.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H601
Institution code B25
Campus name Millennium Point Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points GCSE grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language.
Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered.
Must have been achieved at the point of application.
A level BBC Must include A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.
Can include AS Levels and/or tariff point qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. Including 12 credits at Merit or Distinction with 9 in Mathematics and 3 in Science.
Must already hold GCSE Mathematics and English Lamguage Grade C or higher or the equivalent at application point.
Scottish Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).  
2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BC.
AS AA - EE Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
Extended Project Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Must include A Levels, BTEC QCF and/or OCR Cambridge Technical, to total 112 points minimum, including A Level Mathematics Grade C minimum or Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in Further Mathematics for Technicians.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 grade 4 Must include Mathematics and English Language.
Must have been achieved at the point of application.
Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics or English Language at grade 4. Must have been achieved at the point of application, or currently taking:-
City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy
Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2
Key Skills level 2 - Application of numbers and Communication
HNC (BTEC) P Engineering related courses
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.
HND (BTEC) P Engineering related courses
May be considered for advanced entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content of level 4 & 5. A transcript will be required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points points overall with a minimum of Grade 5 in Mathematics (Higher Level) and pass one of the following subjects from Group 4 at Higher Level (Computer Science, Chemistry, Design Technology, Physics). Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects.
Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above Grade 5 or above in Mathematics at Standard Level will be accepted in lieu of this from the IB Diploma. Students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Group B Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. Maths must be at Higher Level. Must include English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points minimum
Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Only in combination with other qualifications
Can be combined with two A levels, a BTEC Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Including Distinction in Mathematics for Technicians or Merit in further Mathematics for Technicians.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* Can be combined with one A level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, or two AS levels to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D* Can be combined with one A level, AS level, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, or OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).
2 advanced highers with Mathematics at advanced highers or equivalent grade BBC.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) with no less than 5.5 in any level

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Birmingham City University
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