Electronic Engineering at Bangor achieved excellent results in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise and was placed second in the UK.
Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) or MEng (Hons)
These two Electronic Engineering degree courses will prepare you for work as a professional engineer at the forefront of high-technology industry in both technical and managerial roles. During the Electronic Engineering degree you will gain extensive practical experience to ensure that you develop sound practical skills as well as a thorough theoretical knowledge. The MEng Electronic Engineering degree involves an extra year and provides a more in-depth study of the subject.
This degree has been accredited by The Institute of Engineering and Technology under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for eventual registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng). Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
Why choose Bangor for your Electronic Engineering degree?
- We are ranked 2nd in the UK for research (RAE).
- All undergraduate students receive a free laptop, installed with the latest Electronic Design Automation software.
- We have a long history of expertise in electronic engineering and now offer a particularly rich range of Electronic Engineering degree modules.
- We have a strong research base in optoelectronics, communications, microelectronics, bioelectronics and materials science, and organic and plastic electronics.
- You will be taught by staff who are experienced engineers and who maintain links with industry to ensure that courses reflect recent developments.
- Students may be eligible for School of Electronic Engineering Scholarships of up to £1500. There are also other scholarships and bursaries available, including Drapers' Bursary. Contact the admissions tutor for more details.
- We offer you the opportunity to spend a year working in industry between the second and third years. Individual projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company - providing you with advantages when seeking employment.
- Our School is a lively community with well-equipped laboratories, networked computers using industry-standard software and its own reference library
- This degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology - you will gain exemption from the admission examinations enabling you to apply for membership and, in due course, become a Chartered Engineer. It is also recognised by the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI).
- There is high demand from international employers for graduates who have completed this course.
What will I study?
- ICT Computing Lab (Python)
- Electronics Lab
- Digital Circuits and Design 1
- Microelectronics 1
- Electronics Laboratory 1
- Mathematics 2
- Mathematics 3
- Systems Software and Architecture
- Circuit Theory
- Computer Systems 1
- Sensors and Instrumentation
- Engineering Analysis 1
- Engineering Analysis 2
- Digital Circuits 2
- VLSI Design
- Electronics Laboratory 2
- Project Planning and Management
- Communications Systems
- Microelectronics 2
- Operating Systems and Concurrency
- Microelectronics 3
- Signal Processing
- Control Systems
- Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks
- Individual Project
- Information and Coding for Communications
- Optical Communications
- Nonlinear Circuits and Chaos
- Data Networks and Distributed Systems
- Business Process Re-engineering (BEng only)
Year 4 (MEng only)
- Business Process and Re-Engineering
- Advanced Sensor Systems
- Quality, Value and TQM
- MEng Team Project
- Introduction to Nanotechnology and Microfabrication
- RF and Optical MEMS
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change annually.
How will I learn?
For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.
You will spend about 12 hours in lectures and 8 in laboratories each week. You will also have 4 tutorials in each module and have to write up experiments, work on software design and complete numerical problem-solving exercises.
You will have an examination for each module at the end of the semester. Some modules have coursework assessment as well. Your laboratory work books, technical reports and the individual project also contribute to your marks.
Graduates in Electronic Engineering have enviable career prospects. As would be expected, many take up electronic engineering posts in small or large businesses, or government or private research and development facilities. However, the problem-solving and numerate nature of our engineering degree courses means that graduates are highly valued in many other professions, ranging from general management roles to working as numerical analysts. Postgraduate study is another exciting option for some.
UCAS course codes: H610 BEng/Ele; H601 MEng/EE
Length: 3 years (BEng); 4 years (MEng)
- 240-260 points (300-320 for MEng) including grade C in Maths and Physics (or equivalent) at A2
- BTEC National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, 240-260 points (300-320 for MEng)
- We are happy to accept the International Baccalaureate and the Welsh Baccalaureate
- We encourage applications from mature students and consider these on an individual basis. Please contact the admissions tutor for more information.
- If you do not have these qualifications see the following BSc programmes: Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) or Computer Systems Engineering BSc (Hons)
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