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Course details

Study options

Part-time: 2 years

UK fee

£9,250 per year* (2020/21)

UCAS points

96 (September 2020 entry)

UCAS code


Course level




Start dates

January, September


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Course description

During this course we apply the fact that electricity can be used to transport and deliver energy. It lights our homes, runs many of our domestic gadgets and keeps the wheels of industry turning. It is such an established and reliable part of our lives that we often take it for granted, yet it remains a fascinating and developing field of study.

Electrical engineering deals with the study of motors and generators and their control, power transmission and distribution systems and the principles that underlie them. In electronic engineering we apply electricity to carry, process and store information. This is the driving force behind today's information revolution, and forms the basis of everyday devices like the mobile phone and the computer, as well as a huge range of systems used in commerce and industry. You'll discover how electronics depends heavily on semiconductor technology, and that while electrical and electronic engineering depend on the same fundamental scientific laws, they diverge widely beyond these basics.

We've developed this part time course for students who are already working in a relevant area. The exciting thing about the course is that your employer becomes a partner in your education and you continue to study in your workplace. You'll take some work based learning modules, which will be tailored to the needs of you and your workplace.

At University you'll learn in a challenging, stimulating and creative environment. You'll also benefit from working closely with students on other related courses, covering areas including multimedia, music, and live event technology.

Why you should study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Derby

What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Signal and Circuit Analysis Techniques
  • Signal and Circuit Analysis Techniques (Mode B)
  • Regulatory Systems (Work Based Learning)
  • Quality, Reliability and Work Environment (Work Based Learning)
  • Engineering Workshop
  • Circuit Analysis (Mode B)
  • Electronic Systems (Mode B)
  • Electromagnetic Devices
  • Control and Instrumentation
  • Computer Systems and Software Engineering
  • Corporate Responsibility and Professional Development (Work Based Learning)
  • Electrical Machines
  • Individual Project (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (Work Based Learning)

Please note that our modules are subject to change - we review the content of our courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

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How you will learn

How you are assessed

This is by a careful blend of assignment and examination. Assignments may relate to work at the computer or in the laboratory, or may be a piece of written or analytical work. Mini-projects are also used, and these are really popular with our students, as a hands-on way of learning real skills

Personal academic tutoring

Your personal academic tutor will work with you to help you get the most out of your time at university. Having someone to talk to about your academic progress, your university experience and your professional aspirations is hugely valuable. We want you to feel challenged in your studies, stretched but confident to achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Entry requirements

September 2020 typical entry requirements

RequirementWhat we're looking for
UCAS points96 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
IELTS6.0 (with 5.5 in each skills area)
Interview / AuditionN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

We usually consider an A-level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

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

2020/21 Fees



£1,155 per module*




* The fees stated above are for the 2019/20 academic year; fees for 2020/21 have not yet been confirmed by the UK government. We will update this information as soon as it is available.

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

Additional costs and optional extras

How to apply

UK students
  • Students should apply directly to the University
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When you have finished this course you will be able to take on a responsible role applying the new skills you have learned. You'll be able to work in many areas of professional activity including design, support, installation, operations and maintenance, with a good chance of moving into team leadership or management. As you're already in employment, you will be able to advance your role and take on more complex and challenging activities.

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† Additional information about your studies

Day release: 2 years

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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.

Additional costs and optional extras

We’re committed to providing you with an outstanding learning experience. Our expert teaching, excellent facilities and great employability prepare you for your future career. As part of our commitment to you we aim to keep any additional study costs to a minimum. However, there are occasions where students may incur some additional costs.

Included in your fees

Mandatory costs not included in your fees

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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