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BEng (Hons)Electronic Engineering

3 years
UCAS code:
Institution code: S30
UCAS points:
Southampton City Centre
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Get ahead in an electronics career with this professionally accredited programme, combining practical challenges, excellent facilities and teaching from industry specialists and academic researchers.

  • 92% overall student satisfaction (NSS 2022).
  • Top 25 for teaching in the country for electrical and electronic engineering studies (NSS 2022).
  • Ranked 16th in the country for learning opportunities for electrical and electronic (NSS 2022).
  • 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.

This video 'Why study BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering' is available as a text transcript, with a description of visuals.

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.

  • Accredited by:

    Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • 92%

    overall student satisfaction (NSS 2022)

Why choose this course?

Student work

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Beagle 2 British Mars lander

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Jan Ward CBE awarded an honorary degree

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

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.

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.


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. And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

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