School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering
Subject area - Electronic Engineering
UCAS Code: 8H47
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time or
Four years full-time including one year optional placement
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £14,400 per year
- This course has strong links with industry. It has been developed in line with industrial trends in electronic engineering, and encourages an optional industrial placement with industrial partners
- Apply the practical knowledge acquired with an optional industrial placement position
- Teaching and learning is enhanced through the vibrant world-class facilities offered at MediaCityUK
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
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.