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BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

About this course

With a broad curriculum covering everything from analogue and digital electronics to contemporary embedded systems, signal processing technologies and modern communications, graduates from Solent's electronic engineering degree 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.

Course units

BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering
Year one  Year two  Year three 
Core units  Core units  Core units 
Applied Mathematics  Applied Maths for Electronics  Electronic Circuit Design 
Circuit Principles                                                                      Electronic Circuits  Digital Signal Processing 
Analogue and Digital Electronics  Embedded Systems  Radio Systems 
Manufacturing Principles  Data Communications and Networks  Final-year Project 
Microcomputer Systems  Automation and Control  Options 
Professional and Study Skills  Options  Business option, such as Business Strategy or Entrepreneurship 
  Competition and Contracts in Engineering  Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year 
  Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year   

Further information and application details

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the Solent University website.

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Course information


Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)



Teaching methods

Activities are often workshop- or laboratory-based, with students completing tasks individually and in groups.

The emphasis is on activity-based learning and problem-solving, applying theoretical knowledge to resolve real-life scenarios.

Career opportunities

Digital signal processing has emerged as an exciting area of engineering technology, and our graduates will be perfectly geared towards entering this as a career. Some of our students have also gone on to study at master’s level, to enhance their career prospects further.

Suitable roles for graduates include:

  • Research and development
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Manufacturing automation
  • Telecommunications 
  • Project management (defence procurement).

Entry level

96 - 112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent.

  • A minimum of two A-levels (one A Level in a maths or science subject), STEM based BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or STEM based BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent, which comply with the minimum entry requirements of 96 UCAS points.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Entry to year two full-time, or year three part-time, can be considered for applicants with a relevant HNC or equivalent qualification.