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Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng

New Course for 2017

UCAS code H661
Year of entry 2017
Course Length
4 years full time
Department Electronic Engineering »

 

The digital revolution is changing our lives, and technological advancements are developing at an incredible pace. Electronic engineers are at the forefront of this revolution, helping to create the smart devices we use every day and tackle issues such as information security, healthcare and energy sustainability. 

Study Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway and develop the skills you need to become a part of this exciting sector. You’ll gain real industry experience, making invaluable contacts you can take into your future career.

Build a robust transferable skillset based on research-led teaching, where you’ll learn from renowned academics in a variety of fields. You’ll enjoy a blend of practical and theoretical study, working in groups and individually with one-to-one support from your own Personal Advisor.

You’ll study in a brand new, purpose designed building, where £20 million worth of investment is providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including collaboration and research spaces. 

This four year programme will equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to build a career in an exciting, fast-moving sector, where real-world skills shortages present numerous opportunities for ambitious graduates. Pursue your interest in the dynamic field of Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway. 

  • Gain invaluable real-world industry experience during your placement year.
  • 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.

Core modules

Year 1

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

Year 2

Embedded Systems Team Project 2

Software Engineering for Electronics

Communication Engineering 2

Energy Generation, Conversion and Distribution

Control Engineering

Digital Coding and Data Networking

Electronic Materials and Devices

Year 3

This year will be spent on a work placement. Students are supported by their academic department and the Royal Holloway Careers and Employability Service to find a suitable placement. However, Royal Holloway cannot guarantee that all students who are accepted onto this degree programme will secure a placement, and the ultimate responsibility lies with the student. This year forms an integral part of the degree programme and students will be asked to complete assessed work. The mark for this work will count towards the degree.

Year 4

Group Project

Research Report

Optional modules

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.

Year 1

Only core modules are taken

Year 2

Only core modules are taken

Year 4

Renewable Energy Systems

Principles of Engineering Company Managemen

Smart Transportation

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, 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

Typical offers

Typical offers
A-levels ABB including Mathematics
Required/preferred subjects

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
International Baccalaureate 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 grade B in A level Mathematics
BTEC National Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering plus grade B in A level Mathematics  
BTEC National Extended Certificate Distinction plus A level grades BB including Mathematics  
Welsh Baccalaureate 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 
Scottish Highers 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.

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International and EU entry requirements

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English language
requirements

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.

Electronic Engineering is an exciting, rapidly expanding sector where real-world skills gaps present numerous career opportunities for graduates. You’ll graduate with excellent employment prospects, and a transferable skillset geared towards securing employment in Electronic Engineering and other related sectors. You’ll gain invaluable work experience during your year in industry, honing your skills and developing contacts you can take on to your future career.

Royal Holloway, University of London is located within the South East regional hub of electronic businesses, giving you the chance to secure internships, student placements and employment in some of the top UK-based technology companies.

The Department of Electronic Engineering maintains a close connection with industry advisors, meaning that our students benefit from industry-relevant knowledge and skills. 

  • Develop theoretical and creative practical skills to take into your future career.
  • Find numerous employment opportunities in 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***: Costs incurred by students while on a Year in Industry / Business will vary depending on the nature and location of the placement. For further information please contact the Department of Electronic Engineering.

How do I pay for it? Find out more.

*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.

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