Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This course develops engineers with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of solid-state power electronic circuits, modern electrical systems and embedded control and computer systems. It aims to provide a transformative, inspiring and engaging learning experience by focusing on the design, analysis, modelling, evaluation and maintenance of a wide range of electronic and electrical systems. The course focuses on machines and their control in applications as diverse as electric vehicles, modern railway transportation systems, industrial robotics and intelligent buildings. The underpinning knowledge base includes power electronics, real-time embedded systems, control systems, robotics as well as analog and digital electronics. The course will provide the know-how to specify, design and evaluate energy-efficient mature powers systems. The flexible structures of our degrees allows transfer between the different BEng degrees at the end of Year 1.

Course structure

Subjects of study include:

  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Systems
  • Embedded Systems Project
  • Engineering Programming
  • Mathematics and Engineering Principles
  • Signals, Systems and Communications

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Analog System Engineering
  • Digital System Design and Implementation
  • Electrical Engineering Principles
  • Professional Engineering Practice and Industrial Management
  • Robotic Systems Project

Plus one option from:

  • Robotics Principles
  • Signals and Communication Engineering

Credit Level 5

You will have the opportunity to take a placement in industry between Years 2 and 3. This gives you practical experience in the workplace and a competitive edge in the job market. It also contributes to your professional development towards Chartered Engineer status.

Subjects of study include:

  • Individual Project in Electrical Engineering
  • Power Electronics and Drive Systems

Plus three options from:

  • Algorithm and System Implementation
  • Analog Microelectronics
  • Digital Signal Processing Design
  • Embedded and Real Time System Architecture

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

Typical offer

  • A levels – BBB including Maths
  • International Baccalaureate – 30 points including 5 in Higher Level Maths
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma – DDM including Distinction in Maths at Level 3
  • Advanced Diploma - Grade B in Engineering and relevant ASL at Grade B including Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering or A2 Maths

Plus GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above or equivalent grades in Key Skills (Functional Skills qualifications are not accepted).

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate –  30 points including 5 in Higher Level Maths

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Pre-sessional English programmes

Need to improve your English before starting your course? We offer summer pre-sessional English programmes to help develop your English language skills.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English programmes.

Careers

This programme places a strong emphasis on the design of electronic and electrical systems, based upon solid analytical foundations and the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to allow you to adapt to future technological developments and career in not only the engineering industries but also in any field requiring engineering skills. Our students have gone on to work for the BBC and BSkyB as well as electronics and technology giants such as BT, Nokia, British Aerospace, Philips and Mitsubishi, and to smaller private companies.  Some have gone on to work in the financial district in the City of London while others have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy.  

Companies that are involved with our courses, including industrial placements, are Intel, Broadcom, GE Aviation Systems Ltd., Smardtv, BBC, IBM UK Ltd., Catapult Satellite Applications, Spirent, NHS, Schneider Electric, STFC, TfL, Network Rail, ESA, Edwards and Siemens.

 

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Course Location

Our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London is home to the Faculty of Science and Technology. With first-class facilities, the campus houses subject areas ranging from biosciences to electronic engineering. For more details, visit our Cavendish Campus page.

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