BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

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Design, simulate and build a variety of electronic systems in advanced and state-of-the-art labs, on our accredited Electronic Engineering degree in Chelmsford.

Our modern lifestyle depends on electronics – from iPads to ovens, they’re everywhere. By studying our Electronic Engineering degree course at ARU, you’ll master a branch of technology essential to the way we live.

In our electronics laboratories in Chelmsford, you’ll use industry-standard software that is applied on hardware to creatively design, simulate and build electronic systems, and develop your creative problem-solving skills.

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course offers a placement year in industry and leads to Incorporated Engineer status.

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Practical experience

As well as getting hands-on experience in our labs, there’s the chance to:

  • go on company visits
  • hear from professional engineers in lectures
  • show your work to companies
  • take an optional placement year, and gain valuable work experience.

Specialist laboratories

Electronic Engineering students at ARU benefit from:

  • state-of-the-art electronics and microelectronics laboratories
  • industry-standard software including Xilinx ISE digital systems design software and National Instruments’ Multisim and Labview System Design Software
  • 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.

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Our three-year degree course meets the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer. It also fulfils the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer when presented with an accredited MSc.


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, internships or placements.

Careers in electrical engineering range from pure research through product design and development, to industrial and business management.

You’ll be able to choose from jobs in medical electronics, environmental monitoring, microelectronics, sound technology, biophysics, power, transport, media, engineering, industrial process control, construction and building services, and teaching.

Throughout the course, there’s help with your CV and a personal development plan. You’ll go on company visits and some lectures are delivered by working engineers. You might even get a job offer from the companies that we invite to see students' work.

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 courses including MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.


"The department has a fully equipped electronics laboratory staffed by a specialist technician. This allows for practical experimentation using real components and hardware, on an open access basis."


BEng Electronic Engineering

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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.

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