BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering at UWE Bristol | Student Connect

UWE Bristol

BEng Hons Electronic Engineering

Study full or part-time on this course designed to equip you with the skills to succeed in your career.

Why study electronic engineering?

Imagine a world without electricity or electronic devices. It's easy to see why engineering is vital to our survival and the development of future technologies. Electronic engineers play a vital role in the design, development, distribution and recycling of numerous everyday products.

Engineering is where change begins - it's about asking questions, pushing boundaries, and leading innovation. If that sounds like you, then you're already thinking like an engineer. Discover how engineering will challenge you and change the way you learn.

Why UWE Bristol?

Our new inclusive, problem-based curriculum will broaden our engineering audience, enabling students from a wider range of backgrounds to pursue a career in engineering. To date, we're the first university in the UK to transform our curriculum alongside constructing a new engineering building.

You'll be taught in our new state-of-the-art School of Engineering designed to revolutionise the way engineering is taught. Featuring engine test cells, dedicated collaborative learning spaces and the latest high-tech equipment, it's purpose-built to support a wide range of engineering disciplines.

On this course, you'll tackle real world issues through live projects, and learn to take risks as you develop solutions in our state-of-the art labs. You'll develop core skills in digital and analogue electronics, mathematics and computer programming too.

Where can it take me?

As a student engineer, you'll start your professional journey towards becoming an incorporated or chartered engineer from day one. You'll learn by doing, applying and revisiting your early skills through embedded project weeks and development of digital and physical prototypes, just as you would in practice.

Choose a career designing electrical and electronic systems, working on consumer technology or solving engineering problems for communications and power generation/distribution companies. You could also work in technology, manufacturing, transport and rail, aviation and a host of other industries.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: Grade C in Mathematics plus a pass in one of the following subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics. Maths requirement can also be met by the Cambridge Pre-U Mathematics at Merit 3
  • Relevant subjects: Biology; Chemistry; Computing/Computer Science; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; Further Maths; Music Technology; Physics; Statistics.

Career Prospects

Our BEng(Hons) Electronic Engineering will enable you to explore the application of electronics in a broad range of environments. You'll examine signal processing, micro-controllers, communications, control systems and digital hardware design.

Develop core skills that you'll take with you through your career, such as innovation, teamwork, communication, creativity and project planning. You'll learn to apply these skills through practical projects in our well-equipped facilities, ensuring you're prepared for professional practice.

Demand for graduates with expertise in electrical and electronic engineering is high, so you'll graduate with strong employability prospects. Many of our graduates pursue careers in power generation, consumer technology, communications, manufacturing, transport, rail, aviation or electrical companies.

Gain an inside track on the industry through factory tours and professional briefings from leading organisations. With some of the biggest names in engineering on your doorstep, you'll benefit from our local industry links with professionals in practice.

You'll also have the chance to attend careers fairs and engineer 'speed dating' events. These opportunities will help you find employment at the end of your course and take the next step towards changing the world as a qualified engineer.

Course Details

If you study on the four year sandwich course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after year two.

You'll complete a placement learning module.

Year 1

Engineering Practice 1
Principles of Electrical Engineering
Mathematical Modelling for Electronics and Robotics
Programming for Engineers
Applied Electronics.

Year 2

Engineering Practice 2
Engineering Research
Microcontroller Applications Group Lab
Signals and Systems
Analogue Electronic Systems
Digital System Design.

Placement year

Final Year

Engineering Project
Group Design and Integration Project.
Control Systems Design
Power Electronics and Energy Systems
Professionalism for Engineers
Digital Signal Processing
Advanced Analogue Electronics

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