The development of high quality engineering products is central to UK government policy and electronic engineering is at the heart of UK manufacturing. This course aims to help you become the kind of electronic engineer who can develop solutions to a wide range of technical problems, resulting in new, exciting and innovative products that people all over the world can buy and enjoy.
You will benefit from the department’s strong links with industry, allowing innovative, trending technologies and current research themes to inform your learning. Your studies will be carried out in state-of-the-art facilities in both our Newton Building and our MediaCityUK campus.
Guest speakers and workshops with industry practitioners will allow you to put your learning into practice regularly. You will be encouraged to benefit from the optional industrial placement year with one of the course’s prestigious industry partners, which you arrange with our support. Successful completion of an industrial placement year will add 'with Professional Experience' to your degree title.
In a course that covers all aspects of electronic engineering from analogue electronics to mobile networking to WAN, you’ll gain the skills you need to work in disciplines such as automotive electronics, process engineering, consumer electronics, technical sales, avionics, banking and commerce, wireless networks, security and surveillance, sustainable energy, and programming.
This course aims to develop graduate electronic engineers who can derive solutions to a wide range of problems that result in exciting and innovative products which are fully conceived from theoretical design through to practical implementation.
This course is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars and discussions; as well as laboratory sessions, invited talks from industrialists and academics, workshops and practical project-based work.
In the first year you will be introduced to key concepts which underpin the course. You will develop the skills necessary for progression to year two and you will also be introduced to the ethos that drives the teaching and learning experience.
The second year of the course focuses on moving you from a broad-based learning experience to one which is more focused and in line with industrial trends in electronics. There are two generic themes which run throughout the second year. As part of the global electronic industry, the first theme is aligned with telecommunications and provides an insight into a sector which provides the largest stream of global revenue for the electronics industry. The second considers digital signal processing and systems which have a broad scope and generic appeal throughout the electronics industry. These themes are directly supported by simulation and computing techniques.
The third and final year of the course introduce you to key strategic themes in line with industrial trends. These include power and control systems, speech and signal processing, embedded systems and wide area networking. The final component of the course is a final year project which enables you to ‘show case’ the skills and knowledge your have obtained and enables you to fully demonstrate your potential as a graduate electronics engineer.
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.
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|GCE A level||280-300 points preferably with a minimum of grade B in Mathematics|
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM with Distinction in Maths modules. To include specific subjects Mathematics, Physics or Numerate Science.|
|Scottish Highers||280-300 points Mathematics or numerate science grade C (advanced higher) or grade B (higher)|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||280-300 points (Higher level)|
|International Baccalaureate||35 points grade 5 in Mathematics or Physics or Numerate Science at Higher Level.|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
International Students are required by the Home Office and/or the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) to apply for an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) Certificate before they begin studying their course. You may need to obtain an ATAS Certificate before you come to the UK in order for you to comply with Home Office regulations. Please refer to your offer conditions.
You can find out if your programme requires an ATAS by checking the FCO website at https://www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme with your JACS code which will be on your offer letter should you choose to make an application. If you cannot find it please contact International Conversion team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on Salford-ATAS@salford.ac.uk.
You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link: https://www.academic-technology-approval.service.gov.uk/
English Language Requirements: The English language requirement for this course is an IELTS average score of 6 or above, and for each component, 5.5 or above.
There is no such thing as a 'typical' Engineering student. The only common features are that they share intelligence, enthusiasm for the subject, and that they are motivated, determined and enjoy being challenged and working with other like-minded people.
We also welcome applications from mature students who may not have academic qualifications in related subjects, but may have experience in industry, in which case please contact the School for more information.
All applicants who meet the entrance requirements for the course will be invited to attend an interview.
There are many different modes of course delivery; these include:
Group assignments and team based working on a variety of projects also enables our graduates to work with a range of diverse people in innovative ways.
You will also acquire key skills such as logical thinking, team working, report writing, analytical and presentation skills, programming and a high level of numeracy.
Assessment is normally through a range of different methods, such as:
Note: percentages are given as a rough guide only, and vary from module to module.
Electronic engineering graduates would normally be expected to work in one of many engineering disciplines such as: automotive electronics, process engineering, consumer electronics, technical sales, avionics, banking and commerce, technical author, postgraduate study, wireless networks, security and surveillance, sustainable energy, and programming in a number of computer languages such as Java and C/C++.
Graduates of BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering would be normally be expected to work in one of the following fields:
Industry placements can form a key part of your studies and provide a structured link between study and exposure to professional practice, and allow you to contextualise your development in an industrial setting.
The course team has a wide range of long-standing and professional relationships with Industry in the North West and beyond, ensuring that you will have extensive industry contact throughout your studies.
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You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Dedicated laboratories are allocated to the teaching and practical development of electronic systems and projects. These include up to date equipment and modern software simulations tools.
In addition, CISCO based networking laboratories are available at MediaCityUK and also on the Peel Park campus. These provide an optional resource if experimenting with networked/telecommunication systems.
Teaching and learning is complemented by the world-class facilities at our MediaCityUK campus.