MEng (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 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.

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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.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • benefit from a Personal Development Tutor from day one, who's there to support you throughout your time at university
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Accredited by the JBM

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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