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Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng

University Park Campus, Nottingham, UK

Course overview

Electronic engineers design, develop, test, and oversee the creation of anything from drones and electric cars to the technology in smartphones, sat navs and systems in hospitals.

Our course offers you many different ways to develop your understanding of electronics. You'll work on lab-based projects, work individually and in small teams. You'll learn to project manage and bring your technical knowledge to problem solve different situations.

You will spend year three in industry. You can apply for placements available to students on your course or can agree your own placement with an appropriate company. During your industrial year, you remain fully registered with the University, with regular meetings with your tutor.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Applied Electrical and Electronic Engineering Construction Project

Mandatory

Year 1

Contemporary Engineering Themes A

Mandatory

Year 1

Engineering Mathematics

Mandatory

Year 1

Information and Systems

Mandatory

Year 1

Introduction to Software Engineering and Programming

Mandatory

Year 1

Power and Energy

Mandatory

Year 2

Contemporary Engineering Themes B

Mandatory

Year 2

Design and Implementation of Engineering Software

Mandatory

Year 2

Electrical Energy Conditioning and Control

Mandatory

Year 2

Electronic Processing and Communications

Mandatory

Year 2

Electronic Systems Group Design Project

Mandatory

Year 2

Energy Conditioning Group Design Project

Mandatory

Year 2

Modelling: Methods and Tools

Mandatory

Year 3

Year in industry

Mandatory

Year 4

Analogue Electronics

Mandatory

Year 4

Integrated Circuits and Systems

Mandatory

Year 4

Professional Studies

Mandatory

Year 4

Final year project

Optional

Year 4

Advanced Engineering Mathematics

Optional

Year 4

Digital Communications

Optional

Year 4

Electrical Machines, Drive Systems and Applications

Optional

Year 4

Embedded Computing

Optional

Year 4

IT Infrastructure and Cyber Security

Optional

Year 4

Mobile Technologies

Optional

Year 4

Optical Networks

Optional

Year 4

Power Electronic Applications and Control

Optional

Year 4

Power Networks

Optional

Year 4

Renewable Generation Technologies

Optional

Year 4

Robotics, Dynamics and Control

Optional

Year 4

Scalable Cross-Platform Software Design

Optional

Year 4

Sensing Systems and Signal Processing

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Tuesday 6 February 2024.

Teaching methods

  • Group study
  • Independent Study
  • Lab sessions
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Supervision
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Group coursework
  • Practical exams
  • Presentation
  • Research project
  • Practical assessment

On average, you will have around 20 contact hours a week in year one and two. Combined with coursework and self-study, you may spend over 40 hours a week on your studies.

With the broad range of skills acquired from this degree, you will have excellent career prospects in areas including power distribution, future transport technologies (aerospace, rail, automotive) and industrial process control and automation.

Average starting salary and career progression

90.3% of undergraduates from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £29,384.*

*HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017-2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2023, High Fliers Research).

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Open Day June 2022