The School of Engineering and Digital Arts’ degree programmes are taught by staff with both academic and industrial experience. Our programmes are based on leading-edge research topics, vital in a field that advances so quickly, and combine theory with practical and project work – the chance to turn ideas into real systems. Our student work has been awarded international prizes.
Our staff meet regularly with a team of senior industrialists to ensure that our programmes keep up to date with industry.
Our degree programme
This programme covers all aspects of electronic engineering, which means on graduation you can enter any branch of electronics. By studying on our four-year programme, you are able to focus in depth on particular topics.
Your first year lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on computer systems, electronic circuits, engineering analysis and mathematics. You also complete a robotics project which gives you the chance to construct a robot.
In your second year, you further develop your understanding of the field, gaining further practical experience. As your knowledge grows you discover which areas particularly interest you and in your third year you focus on those areas in preparation for your project.
In your final year, you study business strategy and undertake a group project, which accounts for half of the work of the year. You apply your technical skills and knowledge and develop project and management skills.
All years include project work that replicates industrial practice to maximise the employability of our graduates.
Year in industry
It is possible to take this programme with a year in industry, Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Year in Industry.
We also offer a three-year BEng programme, Electronic and Communications Engineering.
If you do not have the qualifications for direct entry on to one our degree programmes, you can take Electronic and Communications Engineering with a Foundation Year.
We provide first-class facilities to support your studies, including:
- 120-seat multi-purpose engineering laboratory
- four air-conditioned computer suites housing around 150 high-end computers
- CAD and development software
- PCB and surface-mount facilities
- an anechoic chamber
- 3D body scanner
- motion-capture studio
- mechanical workshop staffed with skilled mechanical engineers.
The School has strong links with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). We have several visiting industrial professors who contribute to the strong industrial relevance of our programmes.
There are many ways to get involved in School life. You could become a student representative, giving students a voice on School committees or become a student ambassador and work with us in secondary schools to promote engineering and technology.
We also host events where you can meet industry experts and former students.
In addition, you can take part in student-led societies including:
- TinkerSoc – a society that embraces all forms of technology, where you build, hack and make things.