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Engineering - BEng (Hons) Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering

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    Why Study BEng(Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering?

    Imagine a world without electricity or electronic devices. It is easy to see why electrical and electronic engineering is vital to our survival and the development of future technologies.

    Electronic engineers play a vital role in the design, development, distribution and eventual recycling of numerous everyday products.

    As a result, qualified electrical and electronic engineers are in demand. You will study digital and analogue electronics, mathematics and computer programming, and the application of electronics in a range of environments. As you progress, you will examine signal processing, micro-controllers, communications, control systems and digital hardware design. Alongside, you will develop professional skills in project planning, group work and communication.

    Throughout the course, you will apply knowledge through practical projects in our state-of-the-art facilities. You will get an inside track on the industry through factory tours and professional briefings from leading organisations.

    We also arrange Careers Fairs and engineer 'speed dating' events to help you find work as soon as you graduate.

    Study the course as part-time day release apprenticeship. Designed alongside major employers, it will equip you with the skills and knowledge for a successful career in this profession.

    This course is taught at Gloucester College (years 1, 2 and 3) and the University of the West of England (years 4 and 5). It is validated by the University of the West of England.

    Delivery of the Course:

    Apprenticeship/Part-time Duration of Course:

    1. Three years Degree Apprenticeship (GC) and two years part-time (UWE)

    The apprenticeship is delivered as a part-time day release. Day release ensures that skills, knowledge and behaviours learned on-the-job are combined with regular off-the-job learning.

    Creating employable students Gloucestershire College and UWE Bristol places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and UWE Bristol initiatives which nurture talent and encourage innovation, students gain valuable real world experience and graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.

    Part-time students

    The honours degree is 360 credits in total. Part-time students generally study between 60 (15 credits x 4) and 90 (15 credits x 6) each year and will pay annually for credits taken in that year. Find more information on UWE's part time UK students funding pages at

    There are also several sponsorship options for employers. For more information please visit the We Mean Business at Find more information on UWE's part time UK students funding pages at

    Structure - Part-time/Apprenticeship at GC

    The following modules are indicative of the course structure.

    Year 1

    The modules in Year 1 are all core, and common to both the electrical and electronic engineering routes. The year builds a solid base in the principles of digital and analogue electronics, and electrical principles. This is underpinned with the study of mathematics and embedded computer programming. Individual and group laboratory work is used to support and integrate the lectures. Project planning, group work and communication skills, all considered highly important by prospective employers, are an integral part of the year.

    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Programming in C
    • Digital Principles

    Year 2

    In Year 2, you will study further modules in electrical and electronic principles, embedded systems design, programming and Practical Electronics.

    • Electrical and Electronic Principles B
    • Embedded Systems Design
    • C++ Development
    • Practical Electronics

    Year 3

    In Year 3, you will study further modules in mathematics, signal processing & Circuits, and System Engineering. Systems Engineering exercises develop the themes from the first and second year. The Digital Design introduces hardware development through the design, implementation and verification of a small microprocessor.

    • Mathematics for Signals & Control
    • Signal Processing & Circuits
    • Systems Engineering
    • Digital Design

    Special Features

    Placements: Full-time Students who do a work placement are more likely to graduate with a better degree and get higher quality work on graduation. So as well as helping hone your professional skills, industry knowledge and network, a placement will make you highly employable on graduation.

    We work with major partner employers and have strong relationships with GE Aviation, Rolls Royce, NPower and smaller local consultancies. These provide work placements ranging from CAD focused to all-round engineering roles. Past students have worked on electronic systems for next generation Range Rovers. Others have developed fuel systems for Airbus. Employers are impressed with the calibre of our students and often offer them work on graduation. Fieldwork

    Throughout the course, you will see engineering in action at a range of facilities. On these factory visits, you will get a guided tour of the shop floor and presentations from host organisations such as Airbus. Showcase your work Final year Electronic Engineering students showcase their work to employers, students and the public at UWE Bristol's annual plan + make degree show.


    Please see Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice available at (subject to agreed amendments).  Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy and Code of Practice has been written based on guidance from external bodies that regulate consumer law, customer protection and education standards.  If you have any queries about either Gloucestershire College’s Admissions Policy or Code of Practice, please contact Gloucestershire College’s Admissions department via telephone 01242 532008 or

    Please note that modules could be subject to change but any such changes, to module delivery, would be in consultation with the students.

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University of the West of England

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