BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

About this course

Mixing taught theory and practical work, this Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)-accredited course explores everything from analogue and digital electronics to microwave communications and digital signal processing – leaving you well prepared for chartered engineer status.
In the first year you’ll develop a firm grounding in maths and circuitry, before getting to grips with analogue, digital and microcomputer systems.
You’ll develop your skills with industry software as well as key professional skills and manufacturing techniques, before going on to study embedded systems and data communications in your second year.

Course content

Year 1

Core units:

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Circuit Principles
  • Manufacturing Principles
  • Microcomputer Systems
  • Professional and Study Skills

Year 2

Core units:
  • Applied Mathematics for Electronics
  • Automation and Control
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Embedded Systems


  • Competition and Contracts in Engineering

Year 3

  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Radio Systems
  • Final-year Project


  • Business option, such as Business Strategy or Entrepreneurship

Please note: not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year 

Further information and application details

For more information about the course and how to apply, please visit the Solent University website.

Course information




In-course assignments, laboratory work, formal examinations and projects.

Teaching methods

Activities are often workshop- or laboratory-based, with students completing tasks individually and in groups. The emphasis is on activity-based learning and problem-solving, applying theoretical knowledge to resolve real-life scenarios.

Career opportunities

Career paths include:

  • Research and development
  • Maintenance engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Project management

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