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Electronic Engineering

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Looking to take your place in the expanding and dynamic world of electronics? Learn the fundamental principles of electronic engineering on this well respected course.

Our degree focuses on the fundamental principles of electronic engineering and the programming skills necessary for modern embedded system design. It equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in this rapidly evolving field.

You’ll also develop an understanding of current practice in electronic system design, including microcontrollers and FPGAs, signal analysis and conditioning, and interfacing and communications.

Learn from our senior academic teaching staff. They’re Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Chartered Engineers (CEng) with real-world industrial experience.

Access cutting-edge resources through our Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) facility. 

Experience state-of-the-art manufacturing hardware and software: CISCO industrial networks; manufacturing execution systems; and industrial robots.

Why study with us

  • This course is ranked 1st in the North West with 82% of students satisfied with teaching (National Student Survey 2020)
  • 83% of students are in graduate-level work or further study 15 months after graduating (Times Good University Guide, 2021).
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available in our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

What you'll do

  • Tailor your studies to include various specialist topics according to your interests and ambitions.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Opportunities for paid, real-world industrial experience working on ERDF funded commercial projects and summer undergraduate internships.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This MEng is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Future careers

Electronic Engineering graduates are in greater demand than ever and career options include working in high-value manufacturing in the aerospace industry, in the Ministry of Defence or in research or development.  

Careers in digital communications, consumer electronics, security and surveillance, as well as banking and commerce, are also open to graduates.

Try a Summer undergraduate internship with us to see which industry excites you. We recently placed a student with NASA.

Opportunities for further study include a taught postgraduate MSc course in Digital Signal and Image Processing or Renewable Energy Engineering.

On the master’s level MEng course you’ll have the opportunity to work on a greater range of projects, which could include involvement with our partners and industrial collaborators. It provides a greater depth of study and you’ll develop transferable skills including teamwork, decision making, delegation, identifying and solving problems, and communication.

MEng (Hons) graduates are able to command higher starting salaries. The course allows you to specialise in areas including digital design, signal processing, real-time systems, neural networks and communications, shaping your studies to suit your career aspirations.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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