Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Electronic systems are used just about everywhere in modern society. Electronics has been taught at Westminster for more than 110 years. The strong mathematical and theoretical teaching approach of this course coupled with its practical project work will equip you with the know-how to become a system designer, researcher, and a number of other roles within the industry. Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the BBC, British Aerospace, BSkyB, BT, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Nokia, Orange, Panasonic, Philips and Sony, as well as for smaller private companies. Several have started up their own businesses.

Depending on your interests, you can tailor your curriculum from several diverse areas of study such as embedded systems, digital communications, microelectronic systems and wireless systems.

The course aims to provide an exciting, enjoyable and rewarding learning experience which will serve as a solid foundation for a professional engineering career.

You will be able to explore the analysis and design of a wide range of systems – including discrete and continuous-time signal processing, digital systems, communications systems, real-time embedded computer systems and analog circuit techniques – before you specialise in your final year.

Project-based learning plays a large part in the course, with project modules highly valued by employers.

The course shares a common Year 1 with the Computer Systems and Robotics BEng Honours degree, and if you wish you can transfer courses at the end of that year. Subject to performance, it is also possible to transfer from the BEng to the four-year Electronic Engineering MEng course at the end of Year 2.

Teaching methods include lectures and seminars, laboratory work and computer-aided engineering, group and individual projects, and online learning.

Assessments include formal exams, group work, written reports, and presentations and posters.

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
  • 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:

  • Algorithm and System Implementations
  • Analog Microelectronics
  • Communication Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing Design
  • Embedded and Real Time Systems Architecture
  • Individual Project 

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).

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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.

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.

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.

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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