Design, simulate and build a variety of electronic systems in advanced and state-of-the-art labs, on our four-year Electronic Engineering degree in Chelmsford.
Electronic engineering is at the heart of 21st-century product development, connectivity and communications.
Study our four-year Electronic Engineering degree, which includes a Masters year, and work on embedded systems and microelectronic and robotics engineering projects from day one.
Our course takes into account the trend towards Industry 4.0 and places an emphasis on digital tools for engineering and manufacturing, as well as the Internet of Things.
You’ll get hands-on with the design, coding, analysis, optimisation and manufacturing of smart connected electronics and robotics systems, while gaining valuable skills in teamwork, and project management and leadership.
As an engineering student at ARU, you’ll work in our specialist labs and carry out four phases of an engineering project: design, analyse, build and test. Through this hands-on, project-based approach, you’ll develop the technical skills and associated knowledge you need to work in the engineering sector.
You’ll also learn about broader factors that all engineers have to consider, including the economic, social and environmental impact of your work.
We’ve placed employability at the heart of our MEng Electronic Engineering course, by integrating university learning with real-world projects. As a graduate, you’ll be confident about using your problem-solving skills to inspire change and innovation.
Due to our new project-based curriculum, we've arranged for the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) to visit our campus, with a view to re-accrediting this course. Accreditation means it's been approved by a professional body as meeting their level of requirements. You'll be ready to work towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status when you graduate.
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Electronic Engineering students at ARU benefit from:
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All our engineering courses are in line with the new engineering council requirements (AHEP 4.0) and the accreditation for Electronic Engineering MEng (Hons) with IET has been arranged when full student output from the course is available.
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.
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 and internships.
Throughout the course, there’s a focus on employability with learning linked to real-world projects, supported by field trips and other relevant visits.
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 research programmes including a PhD/MPhil in Electronics.
"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."
Electronic Engineering student
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