|UCAS code||Typical offer||Length|
|H604||(See full entry requirements)||4 years full-time|
"An entry route to all our courses for those who do not have relevant qualifications, particularly mature students."
The electronics industry has revolutionised life in the last few decades, and continues to push the boundaries of the physical world to produce faster, more powerful and more cost-effective technologies that enable products such as personal computers, mobile phones and the Internet. This programme provides a solid core of knowledge in the discipline, allowing students to choose specialist options for deeper study later in the degree, providing considerable flexibility for you to develop your subject-specific knowledge according to your own developing interests.
Electronics is an exciting and fascinating world of large-scale projects with ever-increasing demands for solutions and innovation. To succeed in such an environment, graduates need to be knowledgeable, highly-skilled, professional and adept at communication and project management. Drawing on the expertise of the teaching and research staff at York, and including individual and group projects at every stage of the degree to develop practical, organisational, management and business skills, this programme will provide you with precisely the abilities and approaches you will need to operate with confidence – as a designer, operator or manager - in the challenging world of Electronics.
The Foundation Year at the start of the programme offers an opportunity for those who have potential, but who do not possess the qualifications to apply to our other programmes, to develop the skills needed to complete an accredited degree in this subject. Students on this programme can transfer onto our other programmes on successful completion of the Foundation Year.
As with all our undergraduate degrees, the BEng Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year is fully accredited by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Read an in-depth description of the Foundation Year programme.
More information about the programme learning outcomes for this degree can be found here: BEng Foundation Year (PDF , 2,912kb)
All modules are core:
All modules are core:
All modules are core:
The following modules are core:
Students then select any three of the following options:
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
Our courses are highly intensive. Typical teaching weeks in the early years contain approx. 20-22 hours of scheduled activities comprising lectures, practical work, workshops, tutorials, supervisions. The balance varies depending on the term/week and on the options chosen by specific students. You will develop your project and time management skills throughout the degree, beginning with a year long group engineering design and build project.
Outside of scheduled teaching, students spend time that includes: background reading for lectures; continuing practical work & writing practical reports; completing programming exercises; tutorial & problem sheets.
In later years, particularly during the final year individual project, there is less scheduled time. Students will put into practice the project management skills from earlier to manage their project work as they transition towards graduation and becoming professional engineers.
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A variety of assessment types are used throughout, with the exact balance depending on the options students choose. All students will encounter the following modes of assessment to some extent:
In all cases, formative assessment is provided along with the actual grades to help students understand mistakes and improve.
Employment prospects for our graduates are excellent and they are very well regarded in industry.
Many of our students find jobs in related industries and in all sizes of companies from multi-nationals to small businesses.
However, they graduate with strong mathematical, computing/programming, team working and technical management skills that are an integral part of our programmes. This means that they also have access to a very wide range of potential career paths outside of the more obvious ones, for example financial service industries which require creative people with strong mathematical and programming skills.
Since our students find the Department, University and City of York attractive, many choose to continue at York with a higher degree, e.g. PhD, before a research career in a university or in industry.
Have a more detailed look at our graduates' careers including some of their profiles.
All applications are made on-line through UCAS. Before you apply, check our entry requirements or contact us for advice on your qualifications or situation. You may also want to arrange to visit the department in advance of an application, so that you can chat to a member of staff and have a tour of our teaching facilities.
For students applying from the UK, all suitable applicants will be invited to one of our interview days. These are an opportunity for us to get to know you and importantly for you to find out more about us - we provide the chance to meet current students and give you tours of the campus, student accommodation and the department as well as the interview itself. We also provide a 'Parents Programme' for accompanying relatives/friends. If you are based outside the UK, we will make a decision based on your UCAS application and any other correspondence we have received from you.
Precise offers are customised to each applicant and where they are still undertaking qualifications this will normally be conditional on the achievement of specified examination grades.
Once results are available, if a student meets the terms of our offer they are automatically accepted. Where a student has ‘missed’ then entry is at our discretion. Before rejecting any applicant at this stage, we will consider all the student’s circumstances, including the reference, personal statement and performance at interview. In particular, we will always take into consideration cases where students have been ill or suffered personal problems, or have had problems at school. We prefer, however, to be informed of such difficulties prior to the release of results.
If students decide that they wish to defer entry, for example to undertake a year in industry, there will be no difficulty in facilitating this – again, provided we are advised before the release of the A level results in August.