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.
- A degree programme structured to develop ingenuity, invention and product development skills.
- Enjoy a blend of practical and theoretical study, working in groups and individually with one-to-one support from your own Personal Tutor.
- On your third year placement you will develop your skills and gain an insight into industry.
- Develop your interests through a number of optional course units in your final year.
- Gain commercial experience and increase your career prospects.
Core ModulesYear 1
- Electronic Circuits and Components
- Principles of Sustainable Engineering
- Programming in C++
Mathematics for Scientists 1
In this module you will develop an understanding of how to solve problems involving one variable (either real or complex) and differentiate and integrate simple functions. You will learn how to use vector algebra and geometry and how to use the common probability distributions.
Mathematics for Scientists 2
In this module you will develop an understanding of how to solve problems involving more than one variable. You will learn how to use matrices and solves eigenvalue problems, and how to manipulate vector differential operators, including gradient, divergence and curl. You will also consider their physical significance and the theorems of Gauss and Stokes.
- Embedded Systems Team Project 2
- Communications Engineering 2
- Energy Generation, Conversion and Distribution
- Control Engineering
- Digital Coding and Data Networking
- Software Engineering for Electronics
- Electronic Materials and Devices
- Year in Industry
- Individual Project
- Signal Processing
Optional ModulesYear 1
- All modules are core
- All modules are core
- Renewable Energy Systems
- Principles of Engineering Company Management
- Smart Transportation
- Voice Technologies
- Human Factors and Healthcare Engineering
- Applications of Cryptography
Teaching & assessment
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.
Required subject: Mathematics At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
A Levels: ABB-BBB
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. Read more about what we look for here.
Other UK Qualifications
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
We accept the following internationally-recognised English language qualifications:
- Pearson Test of English
- Cambridge ESOL
Your future career
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.
Fees & funding
Home and EU students tuition fee per year*: £9250
International students tuition fee per year**: £17500
Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course.
*The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations, and for students starting a degree in the academic year 2018/19 will be £9,250 for that year. The UK Government has confirmed 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. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and 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.