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University of Portsmouth

Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (3 Year)

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Distance learning (part-time) | 2021

Subject

Electronic engineering

**Overview**

Whether it’s the next innovation in computer hardware or a smartphone app, today's electronic engineers need to come up with practical, economic solutions to meet consumer needs and demands.

If you have a talent for improving and creating electronic products and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree to a full Bachelor's degree, this BEng (Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering top-up degree course is ideal.

The course is delivered by distance learning over 2 or 3 years. You'll develop technical competence and engineering knowledge, while easily fitting study around your job.

After the course, you can use your degree to boost your career prospects in areas such as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications. You could also continue your studies at Master's level.

**What you'll experience**

On this course you'll:

- Design systems, build and test prototypes using various technologies

- Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection

- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus

- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials

- Take part in live Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students

If you can get to Portsmouth, you can also:

- Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our workshops

- Get involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students

**Careers and opportunities**

What can you do with an Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) degree?

A degree in electronic systems engineering puts you in an excellent position to continue or start a career as a professional engineer in areas such as:

- consumer and professional electronics

- robotics

- defence

- broadcasting and telecommunications

What jobs can you do with an Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) degree?

Previous students have gone on to work in roles including:

- electronics engineer

- product design engineer

- aerospace engineer

- application engineer

- project manager

Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or joined graduate engineering schemes. You can also progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
- Data Communications
- Electronics

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
- Digital Signal Processing
- Operations and Quality Management

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
- Control Engineering
- Individual Project

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

You’ll be assessed through:

written assignments
quizzes
design activities
project work
exams

Ideally, you'll carry out your final project at your place of work with a mentor approved by the University. If this isn't possible, then you can carry out the project at the University or elsewhere with the guidance of a University-approved mentor.

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£1,540
per year
England
£1,540
per year
EU
£1,540
per year
International
£1,540
per year
Northern Ireland
£1,540
per year
Scotland
£1,540
per year
Wales
£1,540
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Portsmouth

Department:

Faculty of Technology

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below 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.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
95%
Male students
5%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
31%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

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.

Electronic 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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
31%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
19%
Information technology technicians

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.

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