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ApprenticeshipEmbedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer (Degree) Apprenticeship

Course overview

Working in the electronics or engineering industry? Looking to take your career higher? Passionate about electronics? Solent University’s professionally accredited electronic engineering degree apprenticeship is your chance to develop your specialist skills and knowledge – and earn a degree while you work – giving your career a can help you to turn these interests into a lucrative and engaging career.

With a broad curriculum covering everything from analogue and digital electronics to contemporary embedded systems, signal processing technologies and modern communications, you will be well placed to move into a range of specialist roles – research and development, maintenance engineering, electronic design, telecommunications and much more.

In the first year, students develop a solid foundation in maths and circuitry before getting to grips with analogue, digital and microcomputer systems. The latter half of the year is focused on developing an understanding of industry software, key professional skills and manufacturing techniques.

These proficiencies will form a solid foundation for the second and third year, where you will program embedded systems and study advanced data communications, carry out your own research and undertake a major practical project tailored to your unique working environment and workplace.

Hear from our students

Some of our student apprentices have shared their experiences studying the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer apprenticeship:

Aaron Vidal, current student

George Miller, current student

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For employers

Apprenticeships can add value at all levels of your business:

  • Upskill your staff with industry relevant qualifications.
  • Drive an increase in productivity.
  • Promote long-term loyalty and reduce staff turnover.
  • Reduce the cost of qualifications and training.
  • Develop staff with a minimum of interruption to day-to-day operations.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.
  • Offer genuine opportunities for personal development to both full-and part-time staff.

For apprentices

Here's what a higher or degree apprenticeship can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits as any employee.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferrable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees. (Please note, as apprenticeships are funded by employers, apprentices are not eligible to apply for Student Loans Company loans)
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and progress within your industry.

What does this course lead to?

Potential careers include electronic design engineer, or digital signal or automation engineer, in industrial, commercial, communication, medical and defence applications.

Who is this course for?

The Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Degree Apprenticeship is ideally suited for staff and managers at the start or middle of their engineering career, who want to gain additional skills and knowledge in the fast moving electronics design and application area.


Apprentices will have access to our up-to-date electronics and manufacturing laboratories, which are incorporated into practical sessions in every module. Library facilities are also available, with specialist software workstations and electronic on-site and remote book access.

Our vibrant campus brings state-of-the-art facilities to enhance your learning and elevate your student experience. Our award-winning teaching building, The Spark, is centred around students and offers a stimulating study environment with flexible learning spaces.

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    Meet the team

    The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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