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Electronics and Robotics [with Foundation Year] [with Placement Year]

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade D, or grade 3, or above including English and maths and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3. If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two-year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

About this course


Course option

5.0years

Sandwich including foundation year | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Develop your technical and critical thinking skills and prepare for an exciting career at the cutting edge of engineering, with our Electronics and Robotics degree course.

Our BEng (Hons) Electronics and Robotics is designed to put you at the forefront of today’s engineering world.

Placing an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts such as digital tools for engineering, the internet of things (IoT), and systematic, project-based approaches, it’ll equip you with skills and knowledge that are in high demand among employers.

Electronics and robotics engineers are required to think originally and critically; work innovatively, creatively and sustainably; and consider the social, commercial, legal and environmental impacts of their work. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to practice these skills, making you well-prepared to enter the workplace when you graduate.

Study with ARU in Chelmsford or Peterborough and from day one, you’ll work on real-world embedded systems and microelectronic and robotics engineering projects.

You’ll gain experience of every aspect of the development of smart connected electronics and robotics systems today, helping you to discover where your talents and interests lie and determine how you want to use your degree.

You’ll learn how to design, code, analyse, optimise and manufacture products, refining your mathematical, scientific and technical skills along the way.

Frequently working on projects with your peers, you’ll also gain experience of different roles and develop essential presentation, teamworking, and leadership skills. There's also the opportunity to gain valubale work experience with an optional placement year in industry.

Modules

Modules are subject to change and availability.
Year 1:
Core modules

Literacies in HE
Introduction to Engineering 1
Introduction to Engineering 2
Year 2:
Core modules

Design and Manufacturing Project
Engineering Skills
Introduction to Electronics and Robotics
Embedded Systems
Analogue and Digital Electronics
Year 3:
Core modules

Microelectronics and Robotics Design Project
Ruskin Module
Electronic Machines, Sensors and Actuators
Robotics Software Development and Modelling
Advanced Engineering Skills
Year 4:
Core modules

Work placement
Year 5:
Core modules

Electronic and Electrical System Design Project
Automation and Control
Research Methods and Individual Project
Data Communications and IoT

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through a mixture of exams, tests, oral presentations, poster presentations, technical reports, feasibility studies and design exercises.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

ARU Peterborough

Department:

Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability (ARUP)

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Electrical and electronic engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Engineering professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
2%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£32k

£32k

£31k

£31k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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