BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
BEng with Honours
University of Brighton
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)
Full time – Classroom & Laboratory based
3 years or 4 years with placement year
£13,800 per year
Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton
BBC including maths and a physical science. General Studies excluded.
28 points, specified subjects including maths and a physical science at higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in maths and a physical science required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C)
GCSE grade C or above in a minimum of five subjects including English language, maths and science.
Foundation course with maths and a physical science.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Further academic study of MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or professional career.
The hands-on and design-based approach of this course, and the well-established links with industry are significant factors in the excellent employment record in the electrical and power sectors, the railways, process control, flight simulators and telecommunications.
In year 1 you will build radio-controlled robots, design a temperature control system, build and test a variable power supply, experiment with practical electronic circuits using op-amps, design and implement circuits to drive a stepper motor, give a presentation in the broadcast studio, and design, simulate, build and test a digital circuit.
Year 2 builds on your computing skills and teaches you the programming language C to an advanced standard. Programmable Logic and VHDL is a hands-on module where you spend a considerable amount of time in the laboratory compiling, simulating and implementing your designs using a FPGA development board.
After year 2, you have the option of spending one year in industry. The paid placement year provides valuable work experience, which you will put you at a significant advantage when approaching the job market upon graduation. You may even secure a job offer while on your placement year.
Year 3, the final year comprises specialist options and a major individual project that is often supported by industry. You will choose your own final-year project, demonstrating your engineering knowledge from the business plan to completion.
Tests, online tests, written examinations, logbooks, presentations, reports and viva-voce.
Learning facilities available
Throughout the course you will have access to specialist laboratories and custom-built workshops, all equipped with professional-standard equipment and developed in partnership with industry experts. The equipment meets professional engineering standards so that our students are fully prepared to apply their knowledge to the workplace.
Main learning outcomes
On successful completion of the course students should be able to:
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