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BEngElectronic Engineering (Year in Industry)

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The digital revolution is changing our lives, and technological advancements are developing at an incredible pace. Electronic engineers are at the forefront of this revolution, helping to create the smart devices we use every day and tackle issues such as information security, healthcare and energy sustainability.

Study Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway and develop the skills you need to become a part of this exciting sector. You’ll gain real industry experience, making invaluable contacts you can take into your future career.

Build a robust transferable skillset based on research-led teaching, where you’ll learn from renowned academics in a variety of fields. You’ll enjoy a blend of practical and theoretical study, working in groups and individually with one-to-one support from your own Personal Advisor.

You’ll study in a brand new, purpose designed building, where £20 million worth of investment is providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including collaboration and research spaces.

This four year programme will equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to build a career in an exciting, fast-moving sector, where real-world skills shortages present numerous opportunities for ambitious graduates. Pursue your interest in the dynamic field of Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway.

Programme structure

Year 1

Embedded Systems Team Project 1
Programming in C++
Electronic Circuits and Components
Communications Engineering 1
Principles of Sustainable Engineering
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2

Year 2

Embedded Systems Team Project 2
Software Engineering for Electronics
Communication Engineering 2
Energy Generation, Conversion and Distribution
Control Engineering
Digital Coding and Data Networking
Electronic Materials and Devices

Year 3

This year will be spent on a work placement. Students are supported by their academic department and the Royal Holloway Careers and Employability Service to find a suitable placement. However, Royal Holloway cannot guarantee that all students who are accepted onto this degree programme will secure a placement, and the ultimate responsibility lies with the student. This year forms an integral part of the degree programme and students will be asked to complete assessed work. The mark for this work will count towards the degree.

Year 4

Group Project
Research Report

Optional modules

In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.

Career opportunities

Electronic Engineering is an exciting, rapidly expanding sector where real-world skills gaps present numerous career opportunities for graduates. You’ll graduate with excellent employment prospects, and a transferable skillset geared towards securing employment in Electronic Engineering and other related sectors. You’ll gain invaluable work experience during your year in industry, honing your skills and developing contacts you can take on to your future career.

Royal Holloway, University of London is located within the South East regional hub of electronic businesses, giving you the chance to secure internships, student placements and employment in some of the top UK-based technology companies.

The Department of Electronic Engineering maintains a close connection with industry advisors, meaning that our students benefit from industry-relevant knowledge and skills.

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