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BEng (Hons)Electronic Engineering

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UCAS code: H610
Institution code: S30
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study an electronic engineering degree at Solent University

Get ahead in an electronics career with this professionally accredited programme, combining practical challenges, excellent facilities and teaching from industry specialists and academic researchers.

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    UK uni for sustained employment (Longitudinal Educational Outcomes 2022)
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    out of 130 institutions for assessment and feedback (NSS 2023)
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    in the top 20 best student cities (StudentCrowd, 2023)
  • 89% of our electrical and electronic engineering graduates are in highly skilled employment or further study. (Graduate Outcomes 2022)
  • Access to a range of high-end facilities including 3D printers and laser cutters, PSpice/NI MultiSim software and microcomputer development systems, digital multi-meter signal generators, FLIR cameras and digital signal processing boards.
  • Taught by passionate specialists with industry experience and research interests in digital signal processing, micro-controller and embedded programming, automation, and various electronic communication and simulation methods.
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Course overview

With a broad curriculum covering everything from analogue and digital electronics to contemporary embedded systems, signal processing technologies and modern communications, graduates can expect to seek employment in 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 students will study embedded systems and advanced data communications, carry out their own research and undertake a major practical project.

This course is also offered as standard full-time study to students or on a one-day-per-week part-time study basis for professional CPD for staff already in employment.

This course is part of the South Coast Institute of Technology (IoT), a partnership of colleges, universities and industry-leading employers to create new career opportunities in the technology sector. IoT courses like this one are precisely tailored to the needs of employers in the maritime, engineering and digital industries – industries which are hungry for talented new engineers, technologists, technicians and creatives like you.

Any questions?

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Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

Contact international admissions

Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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Student work

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Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Study abroad

    You have the opportunity to study abroad in one of our partner universities for a semester on this course

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for electronics enthusiasts who wish to combine their knowledge with engineering skills to be able to pursue a career in areas such as electronic design, telecommunications, microcomputers or research and development.  

What does this course lead to?

This course can lead to a career in a range of electronic industries or further study. Graduate opportunities include a range of career paths in electronic design, microcomputer or embedded systems, possibly automation or circuit development.

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Meet the team

The engineering team has a diverse range of academic and industrial experience and research interests in the fields of digital signal processing, micro-controller and embedded programming, the automation of sensing, capturing and processing data, and a range of electronic communication and simulation methods.

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.

Facilities

Electronic engineering students benefit from access to a range of high-end facilities including rapid prototyping equipment, PSpice/NI MultiSim software and microcomputer development systems. Solent University also offers students access to digital multi-meter signal generators, FLIR cameras and digital signal processing (DSP) boards – all of which allow students to better understand how the theory they have learnt links to real workplace scenarios.

Laboratories also include NI MultiSim eCAD software, rapid prototyping equipment with 3D printers and laser cutters, and a wide range of development systems for microcomputer and microcontroller systems.

    International opportunities

    Broaden your horizons by adding an international dimension to your CV – essential to achieving success in today’s fast-changing, global environment.

    Studying, working or volunteering in another country could be the experience of a lifetime. Enhance your degree by developing important global skills such as knowledge of other countries, language skills, intercultural awareness, adaptability and confidence.

    For more information, please email international.mobility@solent.ac.uk.

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