BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Studying Electronic and Electrical Engineering at ARU

Develop essential engineering knowledge and skills to prepare you for a successful career in a fast-moving industry. All our engineering courses are in line with the new Engineering Council requirements (AHEP 4.0).

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We're the Times Higher Education (THE) University of the Year. We've also been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – a reflection of the outstanding education we offer our students.

Why Electronic and Electrical Engineering at ARU?

  • Develop high-level knowledge and skills in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, sustainable technologies and more.
  • Bring the world of work to life through Live Briefs; designed and developed with regional employers to give you exposure to ‘real world’ problem-solving.
  • Study in our state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics labs using software including Xilinx ISE, Multisim, LabVIEW, Ansys, Matlab, SPICE and VHDL-AMS.
  • A diverse breadth of expert staff with a wide range of industrial and academic backgrounds make learning more real, hands-on and relevant.

Electronic and electrical engineers are at the forefront of the challenge to connect our world: from designing and building more efficient and affordable technology, to providing a more robust and green energy network, and to help us live better, healthier, smarter and more sustainably.

It’s a discipline which impacts on almost every area of our lives, including communications, commerce, entertainment, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, energy and the environment.

With an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts, you'll learn about the latest developments and techniques in a variety of cutting-edge areas of engineering, such as Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, and sustainable technologies, so you'll graduate well-prepared to enter the workplace.

From day one, you'll take a systematic, hands-on approach to real-life engineering challenges alongside your peers, developing your leadership, project management, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, teamworking and presentation skills. These skills are in high demand among employers and you'll use them throughout your career.

Course options

Course options

Please note: If you're a UK student (including students from Ireland, and EU, EEA and Swiss students who have citizens' rights after Brexit), you can only start this course in September. If you're an international student, you can start in September or January.

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Specialist laboratories

Electrical and Electronics Engineering students at ARU benefit from:

  • state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories
  • industry-standard software including Xilinx ISE, Multisim, LabVIEW, Ansys, Matlab, SPICE and VHDL-AMS
  • hardware platforms that feature the latest all programmable Zynq SoC FPGA circuits and ARM microcontrollers
  • a range of general computing and media facilities.

Our team of technical experts will be on hand to offer support and guidance. Take a guided tour and meet our students.

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Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support with careers and employability, study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


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Pending accreditation by The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Accreditation for our BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering degree has been arranged with IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), when full student output from the course is available.


On our BEng (Hons) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, you'll develop knowledge and skills in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), robotics, robotics, AI, internet of things (IoT), power electronics, sustainable technologies and more, thoroughly preparing you to make a real difference to the world in a career at the forefront of innovation.

You’ll be able to choose from jobs in medical electronics, environmental monitoring, microelectronics, advanced electrical and electronic simulation, power electronics, robotics, artificial intelligence, automation and control, transport, industrial process control, and teaching.

You could use your leadership, independent thinking, problem-solving and teamworking skills to rise through the ranks of an existing engineering company or set up your own business.

At ARU, we work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects and internships.

Throughout the course, there’s a focus on employability with learning linked to real-world projects, supported by field trips and other relevant visits.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a range of postgraduate research programmes including a PhD/MPhil in Electronics.

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Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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Placement year available

You have the option to take a placement year as part of this course. It’s a great chance to get hands-on experience in the industry you want to work in.

Your guide to placements

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