About this course
- Entry year:
- Course code:
- Tariff points:
- Engineering Design and Mathematics
- Three years full-time; four years sandwich; three to four years part-time (with entry onto the third year of the course).
- Full-time; part-time; sandwich
- Programme leader:
- Sabir Ghauri
- Key fact:
- Study full or part-time on this course, designed with input from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to equip you with the skills to succeed in your career.
Page last updated 19 August 2019
Why study electronic engineering?
Imagine a world without electricity or electronic devices. It's easy to see why engineering is vital to our survival and the development of future technologies.
Electronic engineers play a vital role in the design, development, distribution and recycling of numerous everyday products. Engineering is where change begins it's about asking questions, pushing boundaries and leading innovation. If that sounds like you, then you're already thinking like an engineer.
Why UWE Bristol?
BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering has been developed with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and major partner employers.
Discover how engineering will challenge you, and change the way you learn. You'll tackle real world issues through live projects, and be encouraged to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs.
From 2020, you'll be taught in our new multi-million pound Engineering building. Featuring engine test cells, wind tunnels and dedicated learning spaces, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.
Learn the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in this sector. Study digital and analogue electronics, mathematics and computer programming.
Explore the application of electronics in a range of environments and examine signal processing, micro-controllers, communications, control systems and digital hardware design.
Develop professional skills in project planning, group work and communication.
Apply knowledge through practical projects in our well-equipped facilities. Gain an inside track on the industry through factory tours and professional briefings from leading organisations, with some of the biggest names in engineering on your doorstep.
Attend careers fairs and engineer 'speed dating' events to help you find work as soon as you graduate, and take the next step towards changing the world for the better.
Where can it take me?
Choose a career designing electrical and electronic systems, working on consumer technology or solving engineering problems for communications and power generation/distribution companies.
You could also work in technology, manufacturing, transport and rail, aviation and a host of other industries.
Watch: The learning and teaching experience
The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.
You will study:
- Engineering Mathematics
- Practical Electronics
- C Programming
- Digital Principles
- Electrical and Electronic Principles A
- Electrical and Electronic Principles B.
You will study:
- Microcontrollers Applications Group Laboratory
- Maths for Signals and Control
- Signal Processing and Circuits
- Project Management
- Digital Design 1
- Sensors, Transducers and Actuators.
Placement year (if applicable)
If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.
You'll complete a placement learning module.
See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.
You will study:
- Individual project.
- Control Systems Design.
Plus, one optional module from:
- Industrial Placement*
- Business Environment
- Engineering and Society.
And four optional modules from:
- Group Design and Integration Project
- Digital Signal Processing
- Analogue Electronic Design
- Power Electronics
- Energy Technologies.
*If you've completed a placement year.
This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
Learning and Teaching
Learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work, case studies and mini projects, with a mixture of group and individual activities depending on the subject area.
Attend regular presentations from visiting professionals to gain an inside track on industry challenges and opportunities.
Showcase your work to employers and the public at your final year degree show.
See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.
Approximate percentage of time you'll spend in different learning activities*:
|Year||Scheduled learning and teaching study||Independent study||Placement study|
*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year
Boost your skills
Volunteer to help build infrastructure in developing countries with initiatives like Engineers without Borders, gaining valuable practical experience.
You can study this course full-time or on a part-time day release basis.
Modules are structured so you can attend all your lectures and tutorial sessions in a single day each week, minimising the time you spend away from the workplace.
If you join the course with an HNC in Electronic Engineering or equivalent, you'll be exempt from Level 1 of the course and will complete your degree in three to four years.
A benefit of studying part-time is that you can put your learning into practice and use work-related problems in projects.
Assessment generally takes place through a mix of coursework, assignments and exams.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*:
|Year||Written exam assessment||Coursework assessment||Practical exam assessment|
*Calculated from compulsory and optional modules (where applicable) each year
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you a sought after graduate.
If you choose the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.
We have strong relationships with Rolls Royce, NPower and smaller local consultancies. They provide computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering work placements.
Past students have worked on electronic systems for next-generation Range Rovers. Others have developed fuel systems for Airbus.
Employers are impressed with the standard of our students and often offer them work on graduation.
Get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.
Throughout the course, you'll see engineering in action at a range of facilities run by partner employers like Airbus.
On factory visits, you'll receive a guided tour of the shop floor and attend presentations from the host organisation.
Our new engineering building is designed to inspire the engineers of the future. Opening in summer 2020, it'll be built for hands-on investigation, with engine test cells, wind tunnels and collaborative learning spaces. An ideal environment for encouraging you to explore, take risks and discover ways to change the world for the better.
Learn in well-equipped electronics, control systems and embedded systems laboratories.
Collaborate and develop ideas in our lab, which emulates a real-world software development environment.
Develop prototypes using robotic assembly cells, power distribution systems and motor drives, as well as subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels.
Produce hardware with industry standard software. Make circuit boards, leads and connectors in fabrication facilities with electronic test equipment, monitors and scopes.
Study control systems and telecommunications in specialist labs.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
Careers / Further study
Demand for graduates with expertise in electrical and electronic engineering is high.
You could go into a career designing electrical and electronic systems, working on consumer technology or solving engineering problems for communications and power generation/distribution companies.
You could also work for companies in technology, manufacturing, transport and rail, aviation and a host of other industries.
Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.
We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.
Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.
Full time course
|Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||13000|
|International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1625|
|Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
Part time course
|Home/EU-Part Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Offshore-Part Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
Full time course with placement year
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||9250|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1156|
|Home/EU-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||8094|
|International-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||13000|
|International-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||13000|
|International-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1625|
|International-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1625|
|International-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||11375|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee||9250|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year||9250|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)||1156|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee||1156|
|Offshore-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year||8094|
Indicative Additional Costs
|Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year||160|
Supplementary fee information
Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.
You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the four year course and then transfer to the three year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.
Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.
Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.
We are pleased to confirm that our New students webpages are now available for students starting this course in September 2019. Here you can find links to useful information about registering, course start dates, arriving on campus what to expect before and when you arrive.
We automatically send a message via your Welcome website plus an email to notify you once your Preparing to Study information is available. It is important that you regularly check your Welcome website for new messages.
- Tariff points: 112
- GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Grade B/5 or above in Mathematics, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
- A-level subjects: Grade C or above in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
- Specific subjects: Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3
- Relevant subjects: If you have an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree in a closely related subject, you may be considered for advanced entry onto the degree. If you have the City & Guilds Level 5 IVQ Advanced Technician Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, you will be considered for entry into the second year (full-time) or third year (part-time).
- EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: One of the following BTEC Diplomas: Aeronautical Engineering; Construction and the Built Environment; Electrical/Electronic Engineering; Engineering; Land-based Technology; Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; or Operations and Maintenance Engineering. Must include Merit in one of the following units: Further Engineering Mathematics or Further Mathematics for Construction. Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
- Access: Achievement of the HE Diploma; to include 15 Level 3 credits at Merit in Mathematics and 15 credits at Pass in another science or technology subject; Please list the units that you are taking in your application.
- Baccalaureate IB: To include a minimum grade of 5 in higher level Mathematics and a pass at higher level in one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design Technology, Physics, Environmental Systems and Societies
We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application.
The 'Typical offers' information above is only for full-time students entering the first year of the course.
If you don't meet the entry requirements of this course, you may be eligible for Foundation year entry into this or other related degree courses.
If you receive an offer for this course, you may be invited to attend an Offer Holder Day in February or March. These are a great opportunity to find out what it's really like to study here. You'll experience taster lectures or workshops, meet your course tutors, current students and other offer holders.
If you have an HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with all Merits in the final year, you will normally join the second year of the part-time course.
If you have an HND or Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with all Merits in the final year, you will normally join the second year of the full-time course or the third year of the part-time course.
If you do not have all Merits in the final year or have studied a different but closely related subject, we will consider your application, and if we cannot give you advanced entry we may be able to credit you with certain modules.
In your application form, please list all the HNC, HND and Foundation Degree units that you have or are taking.
UWE Bristol's International College
If you are an international student and do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.
English language support
If you meet the academic requirements but require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend one of our pre-sessional English courses. Students who successfully complete the pre-sessional course can progress onto their chosen degree course without retaking an IELTS or equivalent.
Read more about our Pre-Sessional English Programme.
If you have not received your exam results, your offer from us will be conditional and will be subject to you achieving the tariff points/grades required for your course.
If you have already satisfied the academic entry requirements of your chosen course, you are likely to be made an unconditional offer. Please note that we will only make unconditional offers if you have already achieved your qualifications.
To make sure our applicants are academically prepared for when they start their studies here, we do not make unconditional offers to those that are still studying their Level 3 qualifications (such as A-levels, BTEC, Access or equivalent). We hope that this will encourage our applicants to value their academic achievements as much as we do.
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