3-year full-time; 4-year thick-sandwich
About the course
Electronics equipment and products are becoming a vital part of our daily lives, from simple MP3 players, mobile phones and computers to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment used in hospitals and state-of the-art fibre optic communications systems.
This is a traditional and broad-based course, developed in response to the needs of industry, which aims to produce well-rounded engineers with a high level of analytical and engineering design skills.
From calculators to supercomputers, from telephones to global satellite communications, from dynamos to the national grid, you will gain key knowledge and understanding. As well as an invaluable overview of this field, you will also have the opportunity to specialise in communications systems in your final year.
Our undergraduate electronics degrees have a common first year during which you will study all of the main specialisms. Based on your own personal learning experiences of these subjects, you will be able to re-evaluate your original degree choice at this level and switch to a related course if you want.
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The world of electronics is evolving so rapidly that the devices and techniques that are new today will be tools you are expected to understand and use by the time you graduate.
On this course you’ll learn about state-of-the-art technology and develop advanced level knowledge and skills in the design of complex electronic and communication systems, equipping you to work at the forefront of all the major areas of electronic engineering.
We aim to produce graduates who are part of a high-tech elite: professionals with specialist understanding and communication skills who have a solid knowledge of electronic engineering as a whole.
You must have engineering potential and be someone who is analytical, creative, versatile and a logical problem solver – as well as being a forward thinking realist. Maybe you:
- know what engineering area you want to specialise in already and realise that a broad degree can provide you with an invaluable springboard to any number of careers. You don’t want to limit your options.
- are seeking a broad-based engineering degree to explore your interests and strengths in a variety of exciting fields, all of which are of crucial importance in today’s world.
- aspire to a senior managerial role at the forefront of this dynamic, valued and rapidly expanding technological industry.
Whatever your ambitions, you should be interested in understanding about the big picture as well as becoming a specialist in your chosen area. Intellectual challenge is important to you, as is hands-on experience, and you want to work alongside other high achievers.
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