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Electronic Engineering

BEng (Hons)

School - School of Computing, Science & Engineering

Subject area - Electronic Engineering

UCAS Code: 8H47

Start Dates(s): September


Three years full-time or
Four years full-time including one year optional placement

UK - £9250 per year

International - £14,400

In Brief:

  • 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

Course Summary

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements
UCAS tariff points 112-120 points
GCE A level 112-120 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 112-120 points Mathematics or numerate science grade C (advanced higher) or grade B (higher)
Irish Leaving Certificate 112-120 points (Higher level)
International Baccalaureate 31 points grade 5 in Mathematics or Physics or Numerate Science at Higher Level.

Entry Requirements

Qualification Entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

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 - Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

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 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 If you have any queries relating directly to ATAS please contact the ATAS team on

You can apply for your ATAS Certificate via this link:

English Language Requirements

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.

Applicant profile

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.

Fees and Funding


Type of Study Fee
Full-time £9250 per year
Full-time International £14,400

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.


There are many different modes of course delivery; these include:

  • Talks and lectures; this is normally a presentation or talk on a particular subject and will be delivered by one of your lecturers or visiting academics
  • Industry speakers; industry practitioners will present talks and workshops, this is normally around one of the themes or challenges you are currently studying
  • Tutorials and seminars; these group or individual discussions will strengthen your learning on a particular topic or project and will provide an opportunity for you to receive direct class based feedback about your work   
  • Laboratory/Workshop sessions; This is where you will be taught and practice new skills and techniques sometimes through experimentation or laboratory procedures. 

In support of the above methods of course delivery, online learning material and sometimes module assessment is made available via the online Blackboard system.

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:

  • Presentations; As an individual or group presentation of the final outcome to a particular assignment or brief (5%)
  • Examinations; these are normally two hours in duration and aim to test material presented in lectures, workshops and seminars (60%)
  • Written assignments; which will include reports and evaluations of a particular investigation or other account of an experience or activity relevant to your studies (35%)

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++.

Career Prospects

Graduates of BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering would be normally be expected to work in one of the following fields:

  • Broadcast engineering
  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering
  • IT consultancy
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Network engineering
  • Avionics engineering
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems developer
  • The games industry.

Alumni Profile

Links with Industry

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.

Placement Opportunities

Further Study


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.