From social media to business, smartphones to smart homes – electronic engineering has a visible impact on every area of modern life.
Working alongside our team of industry experts in high-tech labs, you’ll learn the specialist skills and knowledge to design the electronic systems that shape the way we live.
You'll use a range of methods and software tools, applying a systems engineering approach to problem-solving, opening up career opportunities wherever automation is involved.
Collaborating closely in teams, you will develop confident communication skills, and problem-solving skills required to develop projects quickly within an agile and fast-paced industry.
We have strong links with industry giants like Cisco, Festo and Siemens. This means the best facilities and guest speakers presenting real-world problems and hands-on solutions. And you’ll develop your professional skills with a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study option.
You’ll also get support from our Student Learning team and graduate academic assistants, who have experience in your subject area.
Our degree opens up career opportunities wherever automation is involved.
You’ll gain a broad understanding of both digital and analogue electronic systems. You’ll also learn to use professional methods and software to build complex electronic circuits and systems.
This course will also help you develop the confident interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and teamwork skills required by the industry.
Our graduates leave fully equipped with the technical and analytical skills they need to secure jobs in this growing field. They go on to careers with global companies in wireless and digital design, network design, network planning mobile internet applications services development and more.
We have over 145 years of experience delivering professional, creative and technical education that prepares students – like you – for success in global careers, so find out more today.
The accreditation of this course by the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) is valid until the final intake for the course in September 2021.
This means that this course fully met the IED’s academic standards of partial Chartered Engineer (CEng), which enables a student to apply for CEng status after gaining suitable experience in an engineering role. We are seeking re-accreditation from the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) for this course.
IED accreditation is normally backdated to include all cohorts of students on this course. Meeting the requirements of the IED will mean this course will continue to fully meet the academic standards of partial Chartered Engineer (CEng), which enables you to apply for CEng status after gaining suitable experience in an engineering role.
You will design and build complex electronic circuits and systems-on-a-chipusing a range of methods and software tools, applying a systems engineering approach to problem-solving.
You'll cover a wide range of topics which demonstrate the diversity of roles within this growing area. From physical computing to IoT, analogue electronics to digital system design.
You will develop your skills with plenty of hands-on practice in our Cisco, Xilinx and LABVIEW Academy. You'll also have our dedicated facilities, which are equipped with industry-standard equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions.
You'll work on projects which will build into a professional portfolio of work throughout your degree. You will also attend regular guest lectures and project feedback from industry professionals, with the option of spending a year on industry placement.
You will also be encouraged to enter prestigious engineering competitions which will enhance your experience and career prospects.
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Here is a breakdown of how your course will be taught each year:
Year 1 of this course will equip you with the fundamental concepts of computing and electronic engineering, as well as the elementary topics of mathematics for engineers that will be delivered through practical applications.
You'll make use of different programming environments to solve problems and you'll work in groups to deliver projects against specifications with reference to industrial practice.
Year 2 builds on the skills gained in Year 1 and will introduce topics to help you develop an understanding of the process of moving from prototype design to product creation.
Working in groups, you'll be tackling specific management functions appropriate to professional working practices, continuing the professional development of teamworking attitudes and skills to complete a project which addresses one or more elements of a major issue of current concern.
We'll introduce topics such as digital systems design as well as advanced techniques of signal processing and interpretation using concepts and abstractions central to the development of computing systems.
Year 3 offers you the opportunity to undertake a major self-directed engineering project using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the course. You'll also learn the principles underpinning real-time hardware and software.
The focus is on structured design principles and techniques that yield cost-effective, ad hoc, and testable systems, whose development typically involves the integration of custom hardware, software or hardware interfaces, IP devices or peripherals, one or more processors, and software.
Overall, this course is designed from a systems engineering approach, introducing you to the science and technology of design, as well as the implementation of system-on-a-chip.
It reflects the importance of developments in the area of electronic engineering by providing a strong foundation in science, technology and application development, principles, and the development of practical skills in key areas needed by the industry.
You will study analogue and digital electronic theories before putting these into practice building a range of complex electronic circuits using various methods and software tools.
This course content covers three main areas:
Project-led learning – working on your own projects and tasks which will stimulate your creativity and help you develop skills such as project management, decision-making, communication, team working, and critical thinking.
This module aims to develop you knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of digital electronics, developing knowledge and understanding of a range of modelling and prototyping processes and techniques, so you can successfully complete the final project. You'll learn a range of practical skills, and techniques required to construct digital electronic circuits successfully and to use a range of tools to accomplish this. The projects will require you to develop and use a variety of problem-solving skills and to utilise knowledge gained from other taught modules.
This module aims to provide a comprehensive overview and in-depth understanding of the principles and theories employed in electronics and communications. It places electronics and communication principles in a realistic context showing the benefits and the challenges that everyday electronic engineers face in real life. The overall objective of this module is to gain a solid foothold in electronics, communication systems and networks.
This module introduces fundamental computational concepts and programming constructs and uses of a range of widely used programming languages. The module will expose you to problem solving through programming and introduce them to a selection of hardware. You'll make use of different programming environments to solve problems that were introduced in the other modules.
The module aims to provide you with the mathematical knowledge and tools to model and understand particular problems in engineering, and to interpret these results to provide information relevant to designs and decisions you'll make as engineers.
This module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out engineering projects and will give you the opportunity to apply them, together with knowledge and skills from other modules, in practical projects.
The module aims to provide detailed knowledge of analogue electronic theories and their application. Possible topics covered will offer you an understanding of the analogue electronic design skills such as a range of circuit analysis theorems, principles and applications of transistor and operational amplifiers, etc. The module will enable you to design analogue electronic circuits using appropriate methods and software tools
This module aims to introduce the digital systems design using concepts and abstractions central to the development of computing systems. The module will be introduced using VHDL (hardware description language), in which the designs can be implemented and tested. Development often requires knowledge and understanding of digital logic building blocks, hardware description language (VHDL), development tools similar to the ones used in the industry; this module provides you with the essential concepts for that purpose.
This module will introduce you to advanced techniques of signal processing and interpretation as well as the applications of signal processing in wireless communications.
The aim of this module is to strengthen, extend and apply the knowledge, skills and experiences you've gained from your programme in the context of a working environment, and to complement, stimulate, reinforce and encourage the development of discipline-specific technical knowledge, and your transferable skills.
This module aims to introduce you to the design and implementation of systems typically having potentially complex concurrent behaviour, stringent timing requirements, and significant communication requirements in a single field programmable gate array (FPGA) chip. The principles underpinning of real-time hardware and software are also addressed and deployed. The focus is on structured design principles and techniques that yield, cost-effective, ad hoc and testable systems whose development typically involves the integration of custom hardware, software or hardware interfaces, IP devices or peripherals, one or more processors, and software.
This module aims to introduce a systems engineering approach for the development of solutions to embedded problems. It will expose the student to the complexities of the design of socio-technic systems, including problems of managing existing components, legacy systems and other imposed constraints such as legal frameworks
This module provides you with the opportunity to undertake a major piece of self-directed computing and engineering project using the knowledge and skills learnt throughout the programme. You're expected to provide a significant personal contribution to all phases of the engineering design and development process, appropriate to the goals of their programme.
To find out more please download the Electronic Engineering BEng specification (PDF).
Our state-of-the-art Ritterman Building facility will give you access to high-quality specialist digital and wireless laboratories equipped with industry-standard software, hardware and tools. All the essential software needed to study the course is provided, including MATLAB, LabVIEW, SolidWorks etc.
You'll also have our dedicated facilities, which are equipped with industry-standard equipment in electronics, mechatronics, robotics and networking solutions.
We offer lots of support to help you while you're studying including financial advice, wellbeing, mental health and disability support.
We'll support you if you have additional needs such as sensory impairment or dyslexia. And if you want to find out whether Middlesex is the right place for you before you apply, get in touch with our Disability and Dyslexia team.
Our specialist teams will support your mental health. We have free individual counselling sessions, workshops, support groups and useful guides.
Our Middlesex Unitemps branch will help you find work that fits around uni and your other commitments. We have hundreds of student jobs on campus that pay the London Living Wage and above.
You can apply for scholarships and bursaries and our MDX Student Starter Kit to help with up to £1,000 of goods, including a new laptop or iPad.
We have also reduced the costs of studying with free laptop loans, free learning resources and discounts to save money on everyday things. Check out our guide to student life on a budget.
Our Electronic Engineering graduates have excellent career prospects across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Careers range from electronic systems or associated industries such as computing, wireless networking, design automation, robotics, embedded systems, machine intelligence etc. within the UK, as well as to Europe and the overseas market.
There are many different graduate job roles that you could do after completing an Electronic Engineering BEng Honours degree. Some of the most common roles include:
Our graduates have followed a wide range of career paths, and some of them are currently working for companies such as:
To support you during your studies, you will come to understand engineering from a commercial approach to engineering through projects with industrial partners and industrial placements.
You will undertake contextual studies into the nature and contexts of the profession. By interacting with a variety of guest lecturers with professional backgrounds from both academia and industry you will begin to build your own professional networks.
Our employability service, MDXworks will launch you into the world of work from the beginning of your course, with placements, projects and networking opportunities through our 1000+ links with industry and big-name employers in London and globally.
Our dedicated lifetime career support, like our business start-up support programme and funding for entrepreneurs, has been recognized with the following awards:
The top 20 UK universities for business leaders and entrepreneurs – Business Money, 2023
A top 10 university for producing CEOs – Novuana, 2023
Want to be your own boss? You'll have the chance to pitch your business to gain mentoring and grants of up to £15,000.
You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
Our specialist Employability Service and north London location ensure that every year our students and graduates gain placement opportunities.
Placements and internships greatly improve graduate employment prospects, and those who take part achieve excellent academic results through applying their learning in a professional setting. They are also a fantastic experience. You can further develop your interpersonal skills, build your confidence, and make contact with industry leaders.
You can opt to extend this degree course by a year (without paying additional tuition fees) and spend your third year doing a paid work placement of between 36 and 48 weeks, which we will help you to find.
By making a good impression during your placement year, you greatly increase your chances of securing a job with the company after graduation. It also helps you build a significant portfolio of work and a good CV ready for an exciting career.
The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year.
Part-time: £77 per taught credit
Full-time students: £16,600
Part-time students: £138 per taught credit
The following study tools are included in your fees:
To help make uni affordable, we do everything we can to support you including our:
1. UK fees: The university reserves the right to increase undergraduate tuition fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions. The tuition fees for part-time UK study are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
2. International fees: Tuition fees are subject to annual review and we reserve the right to increase the fees each academic year by no more than the level of inflation.
Any annual increase in tuition fees as provided for above will be notified to students at the earliest opportunity in advance of the academic year to which any applicable inflationary rise may apply.
Dr Trestian is a Senior Lecturer in Wireless Communications and Networks with significant contribution to the area of optimisation in 5G networks. Her special interests are in the areas of Quality of Experience, Machine Learning and Optimisation of Wireless Networks.
Prof Huan Nguyen has been a Professor (Chair) of Digital Communications Engineering at Middlesex University since 2019.
He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia. His special interests include digital twin, machine learning for communications, wireless systems for critical applications and networking.
Dr Purav Shah joined Middlesex University in 2010. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Design Engineering and Mathematics Department within the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to that, he was an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, where his work included read channel design; noise modelling and signal processing for probe storage.
He received his PhD in Communication and Electronics Engineering from University of Plymouth, UK, in 2008. He is also a UK HEA Fellow.
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