BEng (Hons) Electronics and Robotics

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Develop your technical and critical thinking skills and prepare for an exciting career at the cutting edge of engineering, with our Electronics and Robotics degree course.

Our BEng (Hons) Electronics and Robotics is designed to put you at the forefront of today’s engineering world.

Placing an emphasis on Industry 4.0 concepts such as digital tools for engineering, the internet of things (IoT), and systematic, project-based approaches, it’ll equip you with skills and knowledge that are in high demand among employers.

Electronics and robotics engineers are required to think originally and critically; work innovatively, creatively and sustainably; and consider the social, commercial, legal and environmental impacts of their work. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to practice these skills, making you well-prepared to enter the workplace when you graduate.

Course options

Course options

You can apply now to start this course in Chelmsford in September 2022. Applications to study in Chelmsford or Peterborough in September 2023 will open in September 2022.

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Facilities and accreditation

Industry-standard equipment

As a student at ARU, you’ll have access to our state-of-the-art engineering facilities, including:

  • electronic engineering laboratory
  • computer laboratory and PC suites.

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
  • 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 Electronics and Robotics BEng (Hons) with IET has been arranged when full student output from the course is available.


On our BEng (Hons) Electronics and Robotics, you’ll develop knowledge and skills in design, technical analysis, quality engineering, computer modelling, microprocessor design, embedded systems, control systems, IoT, and much more, thoroughly preparing you for an exciting career in this expanding and fast-moving area of engineering.

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.

As our course is project-based, you’ll be actively involved in real-world engineering problems from day one and develop essential team-working, leadership and communication skills. You’ll graduate with an awareness of the societal, environmental and financial aspects of engineering projects, which will help you advance your career.

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU with postgraduate courses on the horizon for ARU Peterborough. You could also study for a Masters such as MSc Electronic and Electrical Engineering or MSc Engineering Management in Chelmsford.

Graduate Capitals

To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.

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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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