Why study this course?
The Electronic Engineering and Internet of Things (including foundation year) BEng course is ideal if you’d like to study an undergraduate degree but don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the requirements to enter our standard three-year degree. You’ll graduate with the same award and title as students on the standard course.
This four-year degree with a built-in foundation year will equip you with fundamental knowledge concerning electronics, mathematical techniques and computing, as well as vital study skills.
We’re in the top five London universities for electronic and electrical engineering according to the Guardian university league tables 2022.
More about this course
Our Electronic Engineering and Internet of Things (including foundation year) BEng course will open doors for you to enter careers in industries that require skills and knowledge relating to the Internet of Things and electronics, such as telecommunications, healthcare and automotives.
Throughout your course you’ll receive exceptional support from our staff, including regular feedback on assessments and your progress. There will also be opportunities to work on your transferable and employability skills, with interview and job application skills workshops organised by our careers service team.
During the foundation year you’ll focus on improving your study skills, while gaining fundamental concepts in electronics, digital systems and mathematics. You’ll find that the skills you gain throughout this year will be applicable to a number of professions and fields of study, helping you to build a portfolio of highly desirable attributes in the real world.
Your foundation year will be shared with students from other foundation year courses, so you’ll get to learn about different areas of study in the School of Computing and Digital Media that will allow you to get a broader perspective on your own study and learn more about other fields in the electronics and computing sector.
In the subsequent three years of your studies you’ll study the same course content and have the same choice of modules as students on our Electronic Engineering and Internet of Things BEng degree. If, at the end of your foundation year, you’d like to change your degree specialism there will be flexibility to allow you to do this.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 0 modules include:
Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)
Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things (core, 30 credits)
Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)
Year 1 modules include:
Communications Engineering (core, 30 credits)
Electronics Systems (core, 30 credits)
Logic and Mathematical Techniques (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
Advanced Electronics Systems (core, 15 credits)
Microprocessors & Embedded Systems (core, 30 credits)
Mobile Communications Systems (core, 30 credits)
Network Engineering (core, 30 credits)
Work Related Learning (core, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
Digital Systems Applications (core, 15 credits)
IoT Systems and Security (core, 15 credits)
Microwave and Optical Fibre Communications (core, 30 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Applied Robotics (option, 15 credits)
Computer Vision (option, 15 credits)
Ethical Hacking (option, 15 credits)
Wireless Networks (Cisco) (option, 15 credits)
Where this course can take you
After graduation you’ll be well equipped to begin a career in areas such as cyber physical systems, electronics and the Internet of Things (IOT).
There will also be opportunities for postgraduate study at master’s, MPhil or PhD level.
What is a degree with a foundation year?
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It’s the perfect route into university if you don’t meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.