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BEng (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Electronic Engineering at The School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University

Electronics have revolutionised the world as we know it with the development of devices that are smaller, faster and more powerful than ever before.

On this course you will be at the forefront of this revolution developing practical electronic engineering solutions for the very latest challenges facing electronic engineering departments and companies. For example, you could be designing components for telecommunication and data communication devices, researching acoustics and nanotechnology solutions or assessing innovations in the defence and aerospace industry. This keeps your knowledge and skills up-to-date in the rapidly developing field of electronic engineering.

In the School of Science and Technology we pride ourselves on our hands-on approach to teaching and giving you real-world experience. With our brand-new engineering courses we are taking these experiences to the next level with a revolutionary approach to teaching engineering.

We are partnering with industry every step of the way to ensure that you become the very best engineer of the future by working with all types and sizes of engineering organisations. In our innovative approach, you'll spend a large proportion of your time each year applying theory to live, industry-led projects. You'll also have the opportunity to apply for a year-long work placement to boost your industry knowledge even further.

With the focus firmly on problem-solving and live project work, we aim to give you three to four years of industry experience before you graduate. Who wouldn't want that on their CV?

Visit our engineering subject pages to watch our new video and for more details on our innovative teaching, industry partners and new facilities.


As is normal practice for new engineering degrees, the University will seek accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for our programmes when they have students in the final year (2019/20). This accreditation will ensure the content of our courses matches the IET benchmark awarded to high-quality programmes that provide ideal preparation for aspiring professional engineers. The accreditation, if granted, will be backdated to include the first intake years.

What you'll study

You will be taught through a variety of teaching and learning experiences which will include:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • visits
  • group projects
  • case studies
  • oral presentations
  • laboratory assessments and reports.

When does the course start?

Your course induction will take place in the last week of September and your course will start in October. For more information take a look at our academic calendar for details of term start and end dates.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the ULP.


Each year you'll take a combination of core modules to give you a solid grounding in engineering, specialist modules where you'll gain the specific skills needed for your particular subject area, and practical and project modules where you'll work on a task or project set by industry. View our course structure to find out what a typical year will look like.

  • Year One

    Engineering Science Fundamentals

    Study the aspects of materials, from a macroscopic perspective, including their key properties, and develop the core knowledge and skills that are essential to engineers and to engineering.

    Engineering Mathematics and Technical Computing

    Gain the relevant mathematical and computational skills for analysis and design that underpin many areas of engineering. These core mathematical skills will inform the discipline specific mathematics and computing skills you will use in the design, manufacture of testing of engineered products in the coming years.

    Laboratory Analysis and Product Case Studies

    Through the use of mini product case studies, explore materials science, design and manufacture processes and mathematical methods to understand why products are made the way they are.

    Practical and Project Skills for Engineering

    Develop the physical and IT workshop skills required in the design and manufacture of products, including basic design methods and fabrication.

    Principles of Electronics and Electronic Systems

    Learn about the aspects of electrical components, electrical circuits and their properties, digital logic, and the fundamentals of microprocessor and programmable logic devices and their applications.

    Electronic Devices and Materials Technology

    >Develop your understanding of the key underpinning scientific principles, operational and performance aspects of electronic devices and the electronic materials from which they are constructed.

  • Year Two

    Digital Systems and Computer Engineering

    Examine the theory of digital systems and gain hands-on experience integrating computing and electronics in order to solve practical problems.

    Engineering Modelling and Simulation Techniques

    Study a range of analytical and numerical techniques that are needed to solve mathematical models including the approximation of functions using series; Fourier analysis; numerical integration and differentiation methods; and solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations.

    Industrial Design and Product Case Studies

    Develop the knowledge and skills learned in the first year module, Laboratory Analysis and Product Case studies by investigating a number of products to identify build considerations such as design and manufacture processes, materials and preparation, assembly, efficiency and business and consumer needs.

    Integrated Group Design Project

    This module is a practical project-based module, where you will immerse yourself in engineering projects and product analysis. You will use the practical and project related skills you've developed so far, alongside necessary project management skills to design and produce components and/or products.

    Control Systems and Engineering

    Gain a sound understanding of the control theory applied to the design of systems that control the behaviour of devices such as cars, aircrafts, air handling units and robots.

    Digital Signal and Image Processing

    Gain the knowledge and skills required to be a highly skilled engineer by studying the theory and implementation of digital signal processing and image processing, with emphasis on practical implementations using MATLAB.

  • Year Three

    Placement year for sandwich students.

  • Final year

    Core modules:

    Performance Engineering

    Determine appropriate methods during the product lifecycle and measure their effectiveness to reproduce products that perform the design function repeatedly, produce products that are right first time and meet the customer requirements.

    Individual Engineering Project

    Bring together the knowledge, understanding and skills developed during the course of your degree to undertake an individual industrial or research project of your own choosing.

    You will investigate an engineering problem, implement solutions, critically evaluate and reflect on your work, and develop your abilities to communicate, self-organise and manage.

    Modern VLSI and FPGA Design

    Develop the skills and knowledge to correctly implement VLSI/FPGA practical design flow by producing miniaturised circuits with high performance in terms of power, space and speed; with emphasis on the two major integrated circuit design flows - Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).

    Year Three options - choose two from:

    Wireless and RF Communications

    Acquire the underpinning knowledge and skills required to understand the technologies and constraints of wireless communications and apply them to simulated and/or practical design and implementation scenarios.

    Sensors and Embedded Electronics

    Gain a deeper understanding of electronic devices and sensor systems, from semiconductor technology through data acquisition and control to the design of embedded systems.

    Fluid Dynamics in Physiology and Medical Devices

    When a medical device is implanted into the body this will have an impact on the flow of bodily fluids. On this module you will study how fluids move in the body, how this is affected by the physiology of the human or animal and how medical devices can alter or improve flows.

    Optical Displays and Photonic Technologies

    Study the large array of optoelectronic devices and technologies and learn about the fundamental principles of design and operation alongside design considerations and fabrication technologies.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

Careers and employability

You've probably already got some idea of the career path you want to take. Many of our graduates go on to work in engineering-based roles, but it's worth remembering that the skills you learn on an engineering degree are transferable to a variety of careers. Research, presentation, team working and analytical skills are highly valued by employers in various professions, both related and unrelated to engineering.

Engineering graduates are in demand as they are attractive to a wide range of employers due to their analytical thinking, problem-solving, and strong numeracy skills. You'll be well-placed to secure a career in a range of sectors, including the armed forces, logistics, teaching, IT, and banking. Recent NTU graduates have gone onto engineering positions in a variety of organisations including Pitney Bowes, the RAF, Rolls Royce, and Siemens.

Many graduates also choose to undertake further study on Masters-level courses, or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

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Notes about fees for this course

UK Fees

Once our 2018/19 fees have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International Fees

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.

International qualifications

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.

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