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  • About this subject
  • Is this the course for me?
  • Careers prospects
  • Studying Electronic Engineering
  • Where to study?
Electronic Engineering

Electronic Engineering is a field of engineering concerned with the study of electrical components and semi-conductor devices and is classes as a subfield within the electrical field of electrical engineering.

Electronic engineering is a recently new subject which stemmed from the technological improvements of the telegraph industry in the 19th century and with the 2oth century progression of radio and telephone devices. The term itself emerged in the 1950s after the technological developments that occurred during the 1940s as the result of the Second World War.

Is this the course for me?

Are you passionate about electronic engineering? Do you have a fascination with electric device? If so then electronic engineering may be the perfect course for you!

However along with a passion for the subject matter, it is also important that students are able to cope with the practical nature of the course. Although students will be expected to attend lectures and understand theory, the majority of the course is predominantly vocational with core modules being taught in a more practical learning environment.

Similarly, students will also be expected to study in their own spare time. Much of the course content will be assessed through the submission of written and/or practical work, so candidate capable of independent study will be most likely to qualify with strong grades.

Careers prospects

Over the course of their qualification, students of electronic engineering will develop a number of technical abilities as well as skills that are transferable to a wide range of careers. Many graduated end up taking on job roles in sectors such as systems development, quality management and sales, as analytic skills are essential in these fields.

As part of the course, students also find that their logical reasoning skills, problem solving abilities and numerical literacy will also be developed making finance, banking and business all viable industries in which to find work upon graduation. Students may also consider taking a post-graduate course in law or teaching and entering these specific fields.

However, the majority of students who choose electronic engineering as a course of study do so with the intention of becoming an electronics or electrical engineer developing, designing, assembling and maintain electronic equipment.

Studying Electronic Engineering

Electronic engineering courses at a reputable establishment often request high grades, with the majority of Universities expecting their applicants to have A-levels or equivalent qualifications in Maths and Science. The degree will build upon your knowledge of maths and science, so your grades will be important; whichever university you decide to attend.

Most engineering courses assess their students through the setting of personal projects as well as expecting their students to become involved in work placement schemes through the University. Most universities will have links with Civil Engineering companies and will be able to assist in the finding of placements.

Engineering students are also expected to attend regular lectures and on occasion sit examinations and as such it is important that all students are fluent in English. If English is not your native language, then you will be required to score a minimum of 6.5 on an IELTS test.

There are also a number of postgraduate courses available last from one year to three years. Applicants wishing to study at a post-graduate level should have a 2:1 degree in a related subject.

Where to study?

Irrespective of which course you decide to study, the location of the university itself should also be taken into consideration when deciding where to study. Discovering new cultures and meeting new people is a huge part of student life and it is vital that you make the most of your university experience. Some potential students prefer to study in big cities with large campus universities whereas others prefer smaller establishments with a more community focus.  You will be studying for at least a year, so it is important that your university of choice is located in an environment where you will thrive both socially and academically.

One of the vital things to consider when you’re deciding where to study are the module options available at each of the universities alongside the expertise of your potential lecturers. Although many of the core degree modules are similar between courses, different universities will offer a number of different optional modules. If you already have an idea regarding which area of study you are interested in specialising in, it is worth investigating whether your university of choice offers you module choices that will benefit your post-graduate career.

You should always look at the entry requirements and your own finances before submitting an application to your university of choice. Do you have the right grades for entry? Are the fees manageable along with the cost of living? If you’re still struggling to secure funding there are a number of options available to you including scholarships and bursaries.

What Electronic Engineering courses are there?


Electronic Engineering (General)


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