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BEngElectronic Engineering (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BEng Electronic Engineering (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your English language and academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory English language and academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering. Electronic engineering is a subject where you can exercise your imagination, using skills from both traditional communications and digital systems to resolve existing problems, and to create new products.

On our course, you cover a wide spectrum of topics to help you become an electronics designer:

- Mathematical skills and software tools for problem-solving in engineering
- Wireless Communication technology
- The building blocks of complex digital systems
- Analogue systems and circuit techniques
- Computer simulations

We were ranked 8th in the UK in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities, with more than two-thirds of our research rated “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” (REF 2014). And our students enjoy learning from our expert researchers – we achieved 93% student satisfaction (NSS).

You graduate as a creative, experimental, and focussed engineer ready to explore further how electronics can impact the people and world around you.

Programme structure

Year 0

Computers and Electronics
Pure Mathematics
Academic Skills
Computer Programming

Year 1

Professional Development
Mathematics for Electronics and Telecommunications
Introduction to Programming
Network Fundamentals
Fundamentals of Digital Systems
Digital Electronic Systems
Foundations of Electronics I
Foundations of Electronics II

Year 2

Electronics and Telecommunications Project and Industrial Practice
Engineering Mathematics
Analogue Circuit Design
Digital Systems Design
Engineering Electromagnetics
C Programming and Embedded Systems
Telecommunication Principles (optional)

Final year

Telecommunication Networks and Systems (optional)
Advanced Embedded Systems Design
Individual Project
Mobile Robotics (optional)
Network Engineering (optional)
Large Scale Software Systems and Extreme Programming (optional)

Career opportunities

The profession offers a range of careers from design and development to marketing, management, production engineering and applications engineering. Graduates also find employment in other disciplines because of the highly numerate nature of the subject.

Our department has a large pool of external contacts, ranging from companies providing robots for the media industry, through vehicle diagnostics, to electronic system design and circuit design and manufacture, who work with us and our students to provide advice, placements and eventually graduate opportunities.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

National Instruments
Circad Design Ltd
The McClaren Formula One Team
B&W Group
BT
IBM
Visa
Google

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States