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Electronic Engineering BEng

UCAS code HH61
Year of entry 2018
Course length
3 years full time
Department Electronic Engineering »

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.

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

Individual Project

Signal Processing

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 3

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 (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.

Study time

Proportions of study time will vary depending on modules taken, but typically:

Year 1

You will spend 39% of your study time in scheduled learning and teaching activities, and 61% in guided independent study.

Year 2

You will spend 37% of your study time in scheduled learning and teaching activities, and 63% in guided independent study.

Year 3

You will spend 29% of your study time in scheduled learning and teaching activities, and 71% in guided independent study.

Assessment


Proportions of assessment types will vary depending on modules taken, but typically:

Year 1

Written exams account for 52% of the total assessment for this year of study, 6% will be assessed through practical exams, and 42% will be assessed through coursework.

Year 2

Written exams account for 44% of the total assessment for this year of study, 6% will be assessed through practical exams, and 50% will be assessed through coursework.

Year 3

Written exams account for 6% of the total assessment for this year of study, 24% will be assessed through practical exams, and 70% will be assessed through coursework.

Typical offers

Typical offers
A-levels

ABB including Mathematics
How we assess your application:  predicted grades lower than our typical offers are considered.  Read more about what we look for here.

  • Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
  • Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. 
Required/preferred subjects

Required subject: Mathematics

At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Other UK Qualifications
International Baccalaureate

6,5,5 at Higher Level including Mathematics at Higher Level, with a minimum of 32 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in an Engineering Extended Diploma with Distinctions in all Mathematics modules.

BTEC National Extended Diploma

Distinction, Distinction plus A-level grade A in Mathematics

BTEC National Extended Certificate

Distinction plus A-level grades AB including an A in 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

ABB including Mathematics

Scottish Highers

AABBB including Mathematics

Irish Leaving Certificate

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including Mathematics

Access to Higher Education Diploma

Pass with 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. The Diploma should be in Engineering, Computing or Science with Mathematical content. All Mathematics units must be passed with Distinction.

Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education. 

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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.

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*: £9,250

International students tuition fee per year**: £17,500

Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course

How do I pay for it?  Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

*Tuition fees for UK and EU nationals starting a degree in the academic year 2017/18 will be £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates starting their degrees in 2018 is controlled by Government regulations, and details are not yet known. The UK Government has also announced that EU students starting an undergraduate degree in 2018/19 will pay the same level of fee as a UK student for the duration of their degree.

**Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our  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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