Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year BEng (Hons)

UCAS CodeH61F
QualificationBEng (Hons)
Duration4 years
Study modeFull-time
Typical offer48 UCAS Tariff points

About this Course

This course will prepare you for work as a professional engineer at the forefront of high-technology industry in both technical and managerial roles. During the degree you will gain extensive practical experience to ensure that you develop sound practical skills as well as a thorough theoretical knowledge.

The BEng Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year programme combines a foundation year with the three year Honours Degree to create an integrated four year programme. The programme provides an excellent introduction to studying a science subject at university and will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence required to study at degree-level. The with Foundation Year programme is ideal for applicants who do not quite meet the entry requirements for the three year degree or who would benefit from further a further year’s study in relation to studying a science subject.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year will see you progress to Year 1 of the Electronic Engineering programme.

As a Bangor University student, you will be taught by committed and enthusiastic staff and will have access to the University’s extensive student support network and facilities.

 

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • You may may be eligible for a special Electronic Engineering Bursary of £1,500 or for one of the three Electronic Engineering Scholarships of £1,500 over three years. There are also other scholarships and bursaries available, including the Drapers’ Bursary. See this page for more information or contact the admissions tutor.
  • We have a long history of expertise in electronic engineering and now offer a particularly rich range of course modules.
  • We have a strong research base in optoelectronics, communications, microelectronics, bioelectronics and materials science, and organic and plastic electronics.
  • Electronic Engineering at Bangor is ranked 4th in the UK for Research Outputs.
  • You will be taught by staff who are experienced engineers and who maintain links with industry to ensure that courses reflect recent developments.
  • 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.
  • We offer 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.
  • We have a 95% employability rating.

Course Content

Throughout your degree you will study a range of modules and engage in a wide variety of different learning activities, which may include lectures, tutorials, and laboratory practicals. In addition, you will develop your knowledge and skills through undertaking a wide variety of assessments.

For more on studying degree courses see our Study at Bangor section.

What will you study on this course?

The Foundation Year component of the programme is designed to prepare you for degree-level study.  You will study a range of modules focused on your developing your academic skills and subject-specific knowledge, ahead of progressing to Year 1 of the programme.  You will complete modules focusing on IT and Communication Skills, Essential Mathematics and develop a range of skills through a subject specific research project. In addition, you will complete modules on Further Mathematics and Essential Physics.

Year 1 and 2 of the programme aim to consolidate and deepen your knowledge and widen skills base. The aim of the third year is to further develop your critical understanding of the subject and to further enhance your employability.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

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.

Employability and the School of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduates in Computer Science

Graduates from Computer Science are valuable to all kinds of industrial and public-sector employers. The combination of advanced numeracy, skill with computers and experience in teamwork and problem solving makes our graduates highly employable. See recent graduate employment case studies here KCA Deutag and Simulity Labs.

Graduates in Computer Science will have career opportunities anywhere that computers are used by businesses and the public-sector. From working as application developers to managing the IT and communications services for companies, to computer games, there are plenty of opportunities. In addition to the main stream careers for our graduates, their mathematical modelling ability combined with problem-solving and project management skills makes them attractive to a much wider range of employers.

Graduates in Computer Systems with Business Studies and allied courses are well-placed to work in modern businesses, where their skills can be put to use in the growing e-commerce arena.

Many of our graduates go on to further study: taught postgraduate courses such as the MSc degree, or research degrees such as the MPhil or PhD. Wherever there is a need for people who can use their knowledge of science and engineering to solve problems, our graduates will be ready to make a valuable contribution.

Graduates in Electronic Engineering

Our graduates go on to work in a huge range of different industries. They are extremely valuable to all kinds of employers. This is because our courses combine high quality teaching coupled with laboratory time. Our students learn the theory and put this into practice in the laboratory straight away.

Our graduates can work in many different areas, from automotive electronics to computer games hardware design and from government research laboratories to consumer electronics manufacturers.

The mathematical modelling, problem-solving and project management skills that we teach our students make them attractive to a much wider range of employers which is why over 99% of our students walk straight into graduate jobs when they leave Bangor.

Entry Requirements

For 2021 Entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in Maths required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from Level 3 qualification(s)* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted

We also welcome applications from mature applicants. Mature students and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

For 2020 Entry:

GCSE: grade C/4 in Maths required. Typical offer is based on a minimum 48 tariff points from Level 3 qualification(s)* e.g.

  • A Levels (including: AS-levels, General Studies)
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • BTEC Diplomas and Certificate are accepted and Cambridge Technical Diplomas / Certificates
  • Cambridge Technical Diplomas and Certificates
  • City & Guilds Advanced Technical Diplomas
  • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted
  • Scottish Highers
  • Irish Leaving Certificate is accepted

We also welcome applications from mature applicants. Mature students and/or those with other qualifications are considered on individual merit

*For a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

International Applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international students for this course.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through our International College. Successful completion of Year 0 of the equivalent International programme guarantees entry to Year 1 of the same Bangor University degree programme. Through this route, Year 0 is delivered at Bangor University International College (BUIC) located at the heart of our University Campus and run by our partner, Oxford International Education Group.

For more information, visit: www.bangor.ac.uk/buic/

General University entry requirements Home/EU applicants

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU students' entry requirements

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages.

More information

Home/EU UCAS applicants

E-mail for General Admissions: admissions@bangor.ac.uk, or write to: Admissions Office, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717

International applicants

Email to International Admissions: internationaladmissions@bangor.ac.uk or write to: Admissions Office, Bangor University, Gwynedd, LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

Course Costs

There are no additional course costs.

How to Apply

Further Information

Contact us

Admissions Tutor
Tel: 01248 382686
E-mail: engineering@bangor.ac.uk

Studying Electronic Engineering at Bangor University

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for research. Our research expertise is reflected in all the teaching students receive. Students are therefore guaranteed access to cutting edge research as soon as they arrive at Bangor.
  • We offer direct practical experience of techniques and equipment.
  • State of the art class 1000 clean room facility.
  • All courses make use of the well-equipped laboratories, networked computers and industry software in the large and lively community of the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
  • 30 years of IET accredited courses. The IET commended Bangor for its staff /student ratio which ensures both excellent student support and the creation of a very good learning environment.
  • Students can opt to spend a year working in industry during their studies.
  • Individual projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company providing valuable work experience.
  • Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Related Courses