The Electronic Engineering course aims to provide graduates with a broad understanding of current technology and practice in electrical and electronic engineering, covering the relevant aspects of analogue electronics, digital electronics, power systems and power electronics, plus additional specialist areas according to the option modules studied.
The course is three years (BEng) in duration when studying full time, plus an extra year if an industrial placement is included. Satisfactory completion of an industrial placement leads to the award: BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering with Industrial Placement.
The role of the Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer is to apply their knowledge of electronics and of embedded software to the design of circuits or devices that provide a useful function, that are capable of being manufactured at a competitive cost, and that are reliable and safe in use. This involves the use of the engineer’s knowledge of electronics and electronic principles, married to an expertise in the end use of the final product. In electronics this end use can cover a wide spectrum. Examples of industrial sectors that rely heavily on Embedded Systems Design and Development Engineers include Aerospace, Automotive, Automation and Instrumentation, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information and Computer Technology, Defence, Energy (including renewables), Transport and Consumer Electronics.
The role provides the basis of learning with potential to specialise as a Hardware Engineer, Software engineer or Systems Engineer in these sectors and can extend from design of integrated circuits through to complete systems. Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineers will spend their careers in these industries developing the next generations of products such as smartphones, electric vehicles, communications satellites, smart grids and bringing concepts such as smart cities into reality. For others, an initial grounding in design and development will prove an excellent launch pad for a career in applications engineering, product management, marketing or general management.
The Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer must be proficient in a wide range of skills, underpinned by academic understanding, to enable them to work across these sub-sectors and specialisms. Apprentices will complete a Degree that will support the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles that equip them with the understanding required to operate effectively and efficiently at a high level within any of these sectors. This will be supported by vocational training to develop the required competencies specific to particular roles within the chosen sectors.
Completion of the Apprenticeship will be recognised by the relevant Professional Engineering Institutions.
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LEVEL: Level 6
START DATE: September
DURATION: The Degree Apprenticeship is normally a 5 year programme followed by the end point assessment (certification of the completion of the apprenticeship) within 6-12 months.
FEES: Tuition Fees are paid by funding through the Employer and/or Government via the Apprenticeship Levy, meaning that you as the learner do not pay the standard tuition fee rates. Students on Degree Apprenticeships do not qualify for any funding from Student Finance.
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The discipline of electrical and electronic engineering encompasses a wide skills base and the emphasis of this course is placed on electrical and electronic system design rather than that of individual component devices. By concentrating on the principles fundamental to system level design, the course equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of electronic engineering, produce designs suitable for a variety of applications and the transferrable skills to find employment in a diverse set of industrial and commercial sectors.
All of our degree apprenticeships are day release (1 day per week).
UCLan has an extensive array of learning resources both on and off campus. For those off campus there are many resources:
The Degree Apprenticeship programme includes an End Point Assessment (EPA) to check that students have met the Apprenticeship Standard competencies and are ready to join the profession with full occupational competence.
Apprenticeships allow the learner to combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training with classroom learning. An apprentice will be employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our UCLan campuses or training centres. By the end of their apprenticeship, they will have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.
Apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means they’ll gain a nationally recognised qualification at the end of their apprenticeship.
AWARD: BEng (Hons)
APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD: Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer - Read more
LEVEL: Level 6
FUNDING BAND: Maximum funding: £27,000
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Funding bands range from £1,500 to £27,000 and sets the maximum amount of digital funds an employer who pays the levy can use towards an individual apprenticeship.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering
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The Apprenticeship Standard along with the degree qualification forms the degree/higher apprenticeship programme. View the standard.
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