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BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

University of Derby
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Derby
University of Derby

Program description

BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year

We’ve developed this course for students who have not completed a traditional foundation course or who are not quite ready to go on to degree level, but who know which subject they wish to study. This course is the first stage of a bachelors degree – it is not a standalone course. Following the successful completion of the year you'll then progress on to the first year of the appropriate degree.

This BEng degree has an optional year in industry and covers both electrical engineering – where electricity is used to transport and deliver energy – and electronic engineering – where electricity can be used to process, transmit and store information.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This BEng covers deeper scientific study and more analytical work than the BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which we also offer. It’s a faster route towards Chartered Engineer status. We have a good graduate employment rate – over 91% find graduate-level jobs* – and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, thanks to our partnership with CERN.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
If you think you want to become an Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer, this electrical and electronic engineering degree is a good first step; particularly if you’re looking for a deep understanding of the science or are set on gaining Chartered Engineer status.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN
You will learn through lectures, tutorials, and laboratory work. You’ll carry out experiments in our specialist laboratories and have access to online materials 24/7.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
If you choose to take the placement year in industry, you can really boost your career prospects. Many companies look for placement students and there’s plenty of support here to help you find and make the most of these opportunities.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Electrical and electronic engineering graduates from Derby can be found developing embedded systems in cars, electrical power distribution systems, railway signalling systems or rolling stock enhancements. They are also managing major industrial processes, from breweries to assembly lines. However, with your advanced numeracy and problem-solving skills, you will have many other career options too: teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management for example. If you want to gain Chartered Engineer status, you’ll need to move on to postgraduate study.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information UCAS Tariff 72 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music 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. A level DDD Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits:
45 at Level 3
15 at Level 2 GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


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Tuition fees

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1 EU £9,250 Year 1 International £14,045 Year 1 England £9,250 Year 1 Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1 Scotland £9,250 Year 1 Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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University of Derby

Here at the University of Derby we believe anything is possible. With a broad range of courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level, we can help you get your career off to a great start. We know how important it...


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