Course details

Study options

Full-time: 4 years, Part-time: 6 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

64 (September 2018 entry)

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

BSc (Hons)

Start dates

January, September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

Build your skills and confidence by taking a foundation year which will give you a solid basis for success on our BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It is an excellent route into professional practice as a qualified electrical or electronic engineer, working in fields which are transforming the way we live.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project (double module)
  • Foundation Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Science

You will then study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Design and Professional Studies
  • Electromagnetic Devices
  • Engineering Workshop
  • Signal and Circuit Analysis Techniques (Mode B)
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Circuit Analysis (Mode B)
  • Computer Systems and Software Engineering
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Electrical Machines Technology
  • Electronic Communication Technology
  • Electronic Systems (Mode B)
  • Professional Practice
  • Project Management and Team Leadership
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice
  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Communication Systems and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Embedded Systems
  • Independent Technology Project
  • Industrial Control
  • Power Electronics
  • Renewable and Smart Energy Systems
  • Power Systems Technology

How you will learn

Alongside practical work in the labs, you will learn through a mixture of lectures and tutorials.

How you are assessed

You will be assessed through a blend of assignments and examinations. Assignments may relate to work at the computer or in the laboratory, or may entail a piece of written or analytical work.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points64
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

N/A

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.

How to apply

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Full-time students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

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International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Students applying to start in January should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

This course opens doors to a wide range of employment opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering.

You could move into development, installation or maintenance roles in areas as diverse as avionics, medical electronics, automotive electrical and electronic systems, electrical power generation, mining or the rail industry. It may not be long before you become a team or project leader, managing significant budgets as well as the work of others.

Derby graduates can be found working in railway signalling, train construction and maintenance; managing oilfield instrumentation systems; and developing microprocessor systems in cars, safety systems for forklift trucks or aircraft engine controls.

The numeracy and problem-solving skills you develop during our BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering will also pave the way to a wide range of alternative career options, including teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management. 

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Course: Dave Wilson (Programme Leader) E: D.Wilson@derby.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)1332 593202
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generalmarketing@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Day release: Two years (only available for the final stage of the degree)

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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