Why Herts?
  • Ranked 10th nationally for Engineering: Electronic and Electrical (The Guardian)

About the course

This course gives you a sound technological understanding in the field of electrical and electronic engineering. With access to modern engineering tools and a hi-tech laboratory environment, you’ll learn the latest skills and knowledge in digital signal processing, microelectronic and VLSI (very-large-scale integration) design practice, robotics and neural networks, power systems applications, and advanced power conversion and control application trends. You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or work in industry for a year, boosting your CV and employment prospects.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Communications Engineering

Why choose this course?

  • This BEng Honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will give you a sound technological background in the field of electrical and electronic engineering.
  • You will have access to modern engineering tools which will give you the advantage of experiencing a hi-tech laboratory environment.
  • Students from the School of Engineering and Technology have previously completed work placement years at companies including: Airbus Space and Defence, Bosch Thermotechnology, and Microsoft
  • Recent Electrical Engineering graduates have gone on to work at organisations including: Vodafone, Mitsubishi Electric and Stansted Airport

Professional Accreditations

The BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering course is accredited by IET and satisfies, in part, the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration for the cohort intakes from 2016 up to, and including, 2021.

Course details

Careers

The broad-based skills acquired during this course will equip you to enter a wide range of electrical and electronics sectors.  Our previous graduates have found employment in medical electronics, power generation and distribution industries, communications, avionics and automotive electronics, with many successfully moving into management positions within a few years. Many others decide to stay at the University and extend their engineering education to a postgraduate level.

More about the Course

This course is designed to enable you to study a range of topics similar to those of the more specific courses but in a more flexible way, allowing you to choose a more diverse individual course.  Many of our students have an interest in one or more of the specialist areas and wish to combine them. This study route allows you to do that.

Final Year students benefit from the opportunity to study modules such as applications of electronics in subjects such as electrical and electronic power control, digital signal processing, micro-electronics, robotics and the option of telecommunication systems or micro-engineering and micro-technology. The aim is to allow you to keep your expertise broad if you wish, allowing you to specialise later.

This course starts with common study areas to give you a sound understanding of basic electrical and electronic engineering principles. Unlike the other courses, it maintains this breadth in your study of electrical and electronic engineering in the Final Year.

In your first year you focus on the basic principles and practices needed in electronic engineering, and on developing relevant analytical, design and organisational abilities. You will learn about digital fundamentals, computing concepts and the problem-solving tools that you will need as the course progresses.

In your second year you will explore in more depth the theories and techniques involved in product design and development, with particular emphasis on 'embedded' real-time microprocessor systems, programmable logic devices and power control. You will learn to apply practical skills to design, implement and test solutions relevant to electrical and electronic engineering.

In your final year the focus is on understanding more about the specialist technologies that are at the heart of today's advanced communication systems. Mobile communication concepts and computer networks, the design of high-speed analogue and digital electronics using integrated circuits, and radio frequency circuits and systems are all examined, along with key microprocessor topics, fuzzy logic and neural networks and digital signal processing. You will also carry out an individual double-module project on a topic relevant to electrical and/or electronic engineering.

What job can I get?

The broad skills you acquire during this course will equip you for a wide range of careers in the electronics sector. Our previous graduates have found employment in the automotive, avionics, medical electronics, power generation and distribution industries, with many successfully moving into management positions within a few years. Many others decide to stay at the University and extend their studies to postgraduate level.

Teaching methods

Our enthusiastic staff are always looking for new ways to enhance your learning experience and over recent years, we have won national awards for our innovative teaching ideas. All of our courses include a significant practical element, which, together with tutorial sessions reinforce the theory delivered during lectures, and you have many opportunities to enhance your presentation skills ready for the workplace.

More about the Course

This course is designed to enable you to study a range of topics similar to those of the more specific courses but in a more flexible way, allowing you to choose a more diverse individual course.  Many of our students have an interest in one or more of the specialist areas and wish to combine them. This study route allows you to do that.

Final Year students benefit from the opportunity to study modules such as applications of electronics in subjects such as electrical and electronic power control, digital signal processing, micro-electronics, robotics and the option of telecommunication systems or micro-engineering and micro-technology. The aim is to allow you to keep your expertise broad if you wish, allowing you to specialise later.

This course starts with common study areas to give you a sound understanding of basic electrical and electronic engineering principles. Unlike the other courses, it maintains this breadth in your study of electrical and electronic engineering in the Final Year.

In your first year you focus on the basic principles and practices needed in electronic engineering, and on developing relevant analytical, design and organisational abilities. You will learn about digital fundamentals, computing concepts and the problem-solving tools that you will need as the course progresses.

In your second year you will explore in more depth the theories and techniques involved in product design and development, with particular emphasis on 'embedded' real-time microprocessor systems, programmable logic devices and power control. You will learn to apply practical skills to design, implement and test solutions relevant to electrical and electronic engineering.

In your final year the focus is on understanding more about the specialist technologies that are at the heart of today's advanced communication systems. Mobile communication concepts and computer networks, the design of high-speed analogue and digital electronics using integrated circuits, and radio frequency circuits and systems are all examined, along with key microprocessor topics, fuzzy logic and neural networks and digital signal processing. You will also carry out an individual double-module project on a topic relevant to electrical and/or electronic engineering.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to spend a year working either in a professional research environment or within industry. The practical experience you gain will be of tremendous benefit both when you resume your studies and when you embark on a career. This degree is supported by the following industry organisation:

  • Anritsu
  • Airbus Defence and Space
  • Global Invacom
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Raytheon
  • Rolls Royce
  • Speakerbus Ltd

Study abroad

This course offers you the opportunity to study abroad in the Sandwich Year through the University's study abroad programme. Study abroad opportunities are available worldwide and in Europe under the Erasmus+ Programme.

Find out more about Study abroad opportunities

Structure

  • Level 4
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Computer Programming for Electronics Engineers 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Electronics & Computer Organisation 15 Credits Compulsory
    Electrical and Electronic Theory 15 Credits Compulsory
    Introduction to Electronic Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Engineering Mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Electrical Engineering and Power Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Design & Embedded Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Real-time Systems & Programming 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mechatronic Systems Modelling and Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Electronic Communication Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Mini Projects (Electrical) 15 Credits Compulsory
    Project Management & Product Development 15 Credits Compulsory
    Career Planning 0 Credits Compulsory
    Further Engineering Mathematics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Exchange Year 120 Credits Optional
    Exchange Semester 60 Credits Optional
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Advanced Power Conversion and Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Digital Signal Processing 15 Credits Compulsory
    Intelligent Systems and Robotics 15 Credits Compulsory
    Microelectronics & VLSI 15 Credits Compulsory
    Power Systems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Careers Portfolio 0 Credits Compulsory
    Industrial Placement 0 Credits Optional
    Telecommunication Systems 15 Credits Optional
    Year Abroad 0 Credits Optional
    Micro-Engineering & Micro-Technology 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    Fees 2020

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £13000 for the 2020/2021 academic year
    Part time
    • £1625 per 15 credits for the 2020/2021 academic year

    Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

    *Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    Living costs / accommodation

    The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC
    104 BCC - Requires Maths and Physics or Technology or Engineering based subjects, excluding General Studies/Critical Thinking DMM - Requires Extended Diploma in Engineering (DMM) to include Distinction in Further Maths

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    • Part Time, 6 Years
    • Sandwich, 4 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
    We welcome applications from international and EU students