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 electronic engineering processes.
- A degree programme structured to develop ingenuity, invention and product development skills.
- Develop your interests through a number of optional modules in your final year.
- Graduate with high employability prospects in a thriving industry.
Core ModulesYear 1
- Embedded Systems Team Project 1
- Communications Engineering 1
- Electronic Circuits and Components
- Principles of Sustainable Engineering
Programming in C++
In this module you will develop an understanding of programming in C++. You will learn how to use mathematical and computer-based models to solve electronic engineering problems and how to apply quantitative methods in C++. You will look at the concept of a computer program and compilation in the context of objective-orientated programming, and examine the digital representation of numbers, user interfacing, printing to screen, iterative and conditional statements, and error handling.
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
- Software Engineering for Electronics
- Communications Engineering 2
- Electricity Generation, Transmission and Distribution
- Control Engineering
- Digital Coding and Data Networking
- Electronic Materials and Devices
- 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 (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.
A Levels: ABB
Required subject: Mathematics
At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.
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.
Other UK Qualifications
International & EU requirements
English language requirements
All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start.
The scores we require
- IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 5.5.
- Pearson Test of English: 61 overall. No subscore lower than 51.
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III.
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.
For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please visit here. 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.
Your future career
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.
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.