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MEng (Hons)

Electronic Engineering (Foundation Entry)

5 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Focus on the fundamental principles of electronic engineering and the programming skills necessary for modern embedded system design with our Foundation Entry Degree in Electronic Engineering (MEng).

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.

Use the extra year’s study to gain the technical depth and project work experience you need to progress further in an electronic engineering career.

You’ll develop an understanding of current practice in electronic system design, including analogue and digital electronic systems, microprocessors and microcontrollers, IC and FPGA design, signal analysis and conditioning, and interfacing and communications.

Why study with us

  • 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.
  • Specialise in your chosen area through module choices, including digital design, signal processing, real-time systems, neural networks and communications.

What you'll do

  • Work on a wider range of projects, including group work involving our professional partners - BAE Systems, NASA, the NHS and the Northwest Aerospace Alliance.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Secure paid, real-world industrial experience working on ERDF funded commercial projects and through summer undergraduate internships.

Module Overview

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.

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.

Find out more

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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.

You’ll have beneficial transferable skills such as teamwork, decision-making, delegation, identifying and solving problems, and communication, all of which are prized by employers.

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

The School has significant research activity in this area and graduates can opt for an MSc, MPhil or PhD with the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre, Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology (ADMT) Research Centre or Centre for Power and Energy Management.

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.

Register for an Open Day

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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