All of our lives are touched by the products of Electronic Engineering. The breakthroughs made by today’s electronic engineers help to create the mobile devices, personal media, computers, smart transportation and domestic appliances we use every day, but also have a more profound impact on issues such as environmental sustainability, healthcare and information security.
We’re in the midst of a major technological revolution, and as such there has never been a more exciting time to study Electronic Engineering. Study at Royal Holloway's Department of Electronic Engineering and you’ll have access to a brand new, purpose-designed building, with £20 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including labs, collaboration and research spaces.
You’ll benefit from research-led teaching from expert academics building international reputations in diverse fields including renewable energy and music technology. Electronic Engineering students will enjoy a rewarding blend of practical and theoretical study, working in pairs, groups and individually with one-on-one support from your own Personal Advisor.
Opportunities for student placements, internships and industry relevant projects will be available, and our connection with industry advisors ensures that students are taught the most relevant knowledge and skills and market awareness.
Join us at our beautiful, well-established Surrey campus within easy reach of London. You’ll become a part of a vibrant, international student community as you prepare for a rewarding career in your chosen field. Follow your passion for the creative, innovative world of Electronic Engineering and develop the ingenuity, invention and product development skills you need to thrive in this rapidly expanding industry.
- Enjoy varied, practical project-led learning
- Learn in a new building that is purpose-built to support engineering processes, with an inclusive environment that is right at the heart of a friendly campus
- A degree programme structured to develop ingenuity, invention and product development skills
- Graduate with high employability projects in a thriving industry.
Embedded Systems Team Project 1
Programming in C++
Electronic Circuits and Components
Communications Engineering 1
Principles of Sustainable Engineering
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2
Embedded Systems Team Project 2
Software Engineering for Electronics
Communication Engineering 2
Energy Generation, Conversion and Distribution
Digital Coding and Data Networking
Electronic Materials and Devices
In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.
Only core modules are taken
Only core modules are taken
Renewable Energy Systems
Principles of Engineering Company Managemen
Voice and Music Technologies
Human Factors and Healthcare Engineering
Information Security and Cryptography
All taught modules are worth 15 credit units and there are eight of these in all years except the final year (year 3 for the BEng and year 4 for the MEng), when there is an individual project worth 60 credit units. Practical project work forms part of many modules where appropriate to the subject area, and it involves solving a problem using theory developed within the module and electronic circuit building and/or software skills as appropriate. Teaching activities will include lectures, workshops and seminars and practical project work will be carried out in groups and individually in purpose-built thinking and fabrication laboratories.
Various assessment methods will be used including examinations for theoretical subjects, formal presentations, reports and practical demonstrations for project work with an additional viva voce examinations for final year individual projects. Students are expected to review lecture material after lectures to support their learning and to preview laboratory scripts before coming to laboratory sessions. Basic to the industrial workplace is group working, where excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly valued and sought after; these will be developed and assessed formally as part of project-based work.
All students will have an allocated Personal Advisor as someone with whom any issues can be discussed to enable appropriate advice and help to be given as appropriate
ABB including Mathematics
At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Mathematics
All applications will be subject to a selection interview, providing that minimum academic requirements are met.
Other UK Qualifications
6,5,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics, with a total of 32 points
|BTEC Extended Diploma
Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering plus A level grade B in Mathematics
|BTEC National Diploma
Distinction, Distinction in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering plus A level grade B in Mathematics
|BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
Distinction plus A level grades BB including Mathematics
Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.
|Scottish Advanced Highers
AB including Mathematics, plus Highers AABBB
AABBB, plus Advanced Highers AB including Mathematics
|Irish Leaving Certificate
H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including Mathematics
|Access to Higher Education Diploma
Pass with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit. This should be in an Engineering, Computing or Science subject with Mathematical content.
Other UK qualifications
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International and EU entry requirements
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IELTS 6.5 overall and minimum of 5.5 in each subscore. For equivalencies please see here
For more information about entry requirements for your country please visit our International pages. For international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements, we offer an International Foundation Year, run by Study Group at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, students can progress on to selected undergraduate degree programmes at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Study at Royal Holloway, University of London Department of Electronic Engineering and lay the foundations for a rewarding career in your chosen field.
Graduates of Electronic Engineering have excellent employment prospects, with an abundance of well-paid job opportunities in an expanding industry struggling to cope with a significant skills shortage.
You’ll develop a strong transferrable skillset including verbal and written communication skills, team work and commercial awareness, preparing you for a career in a range of areas within Electronic Engineering and beyond.
Royal Holloway is located within the South East regional hub of electronics businesses, meaning you’ll benefit from links to some of the top UK-based electronics companies.
- Develop theoretical and creative practical skills to take into your future career.
- Equip yourself for employment opportunities in the fast moving world of electronic engineering as well as sectors including banking and science and mathematics teaching.
- All our Electronic Engineering degrees will go forward for accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in 2018. Formal accreditation is expected to be granted after the first intake of students has progressed to their second year of study.
Home and EU students tuition fee per year 2017/18*: £9,250
International students tuition fee per year 2017/18**: £15,600
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course
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*Tuition fees for UK and EU nationals starting a degree in the academic year 2017/18 will be £9,250 for that year. This amount is subject to the UK Parliament approving a change to fee and loan regulations that has been proposed by the UK Government. In the future, should the proposed changes to fee and loan regulations allow it, Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees for UK and EU nationals annually. If relevant UK legislation continues to permit it, Royal Holloway will maintain parity between the tuition fees charged to UK and EU students for the duration of their degree studies.
**Royal Holloway reserves the right to increase tuition fees for international fee paying students annually. Tuition fees are unlikely to rise more than 5 per cent each year. For further information on tuition fees please see Royal Holloway’s Terms & Conditions.
***These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.