BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with industrial placement)
Year of entry
3 YRS (FT)
Access to a dedicated maths support centre
by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
85.7% of graduates
are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating*
Engineering atWrexham University
Thinking of a career in Engineering? Hear from lecturers and students about our Engineering degrees at Wrexham University.
Why choose? this course?
From transport and renewable energy to aerospace and robotics, this degree equips you with the sought-after skills to work at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. The course, accredited by the Engineering Council, explores how electrical engineers shape the future of these sectors through innovation and design.
- Have access to electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
- Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, developing skills that are sought-after by industry.
- Be equipped with analytical, computational, design and transferable skills, including an awareness of social, environmental and ethical implications.
- Benefit from strong links to local and national industry, with opportunities for site visits.
- Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control.
- Be able to tailor your module choices to specialise in either Electrical or Electronic Engineering, depending on your goals and interests.
- Study a course where 85.7% of graduates are in paid work or study 15 months after graduating* * Wrexham University analysis of unpublished data.
This course is also available with a foundation year BEng (Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering (with foundation year) UCAS Code: H603
Key course features
- Industry placement year provides students with a more diverse range of skills and experiences in a workplace setting.
- Focus on practical as well as academic study, with access to the facilities in our electronic design and testing labs, power electronics labs, programmable logic controllers (PLC) labs and computer-aided design (CAD) labs.
- Gain practical experience on industry-standard software packages, including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MATLAB and Simulink, Multisim and Ultiboard, Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Microchip MPLAB, Keysight Vee Pro and Siemens Step 7 software.
- Strong industry links provide opportunities to visit local and regional companies to gain invaluable work experience in the engineering industry.
- Focus on specialisms within Power, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control.
- Dedicated maths support centre for students.
- This degree programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), helping to improve graduate employability.
- 85.7% of graduates of this course are in paid work or study* *graduates surveyed 15 months graduating, Wrexham University analysis of unpublished data.
What you will study
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)
The Level 4 modules will lay the foundations for the rest of your degree programme and will equip you with the core theoretical and practical skills you will need to complete the remaining years of study successfully.
- Engineering Mathematics
- Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Science
- CAD and Production Science
- Engineering Professional Development
- Problem Solving with Programming
- Analogue & Digital Electronics
YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)
In this year you will specialise in your chosen route. You will study a combination of core modules and either the electrical or electronic modules at Level 5, depending on your chosen route of study.
- Further Engineering Mathematics
- Engineering Futures – Research, Ethics and Sustainability
- Intelligent Control System Design
- Electrical Power Engineering
- Industrial Automations & PLCs
- Embedded Systems
YEAR 3 (Industry Placement)
This module aims to provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable experience of the engineering-related workplace via first-hand experience. It will allow you to undertake a sustained period, embedded with a host employer, to work on one or more defined projects or goals. You will be expected to find and secure a suitable placement opportunity. The Industrial Placement will normally take place during the normal academic year, as if over the two normal University semesters. As such its duration should normally be in the region of 20-40 weeks dependent on working hours.
YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)
The focus of your final year will be your supervised engineering project. This will give you the opportunity to showcase the engineering skills that you’ve developed in the previous years. The rest of the Level 6 credits for your final year will comprise of either electrical or electronic modules, depending on your chosen route of study.
- Project (40 credits)
- Professional Engineering
- Electronic Design and Testing
- Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Route (optional)
- Power Electronics and Electrical Machines
Electronic Route (optional)
- Wireless Communication and Antennas
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including Maths or Physics.
Teaching & Assessment
A broad range of assessment methods are used; these include phase tests, written assignments, practical work on computers, a portfolio of work, logbooks, presentations and laboratory work case studies and CAD. A combination of this work may form part of your assessment, alongside time-constrained exams. Each module is assessed by a variety of methods, enabling students to display their full potential. A project dissertation will form one of the final parts of your assessment.
TEACHING AND LEARNING
Teaching methods include lectures, laboratory sessions, student-led seminars and guided research.
Independent learning is an important aspect of all modules, as it enables students to develop both their subject-specific and key skills. Independent learning is promoted through guided study and feedback given to students.
Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.
Our Careers & Employability service is here to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
The course equips you with a thorough knowledge and skills in engineering at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Graduates will be well placed to become subject specialists within the industry or to pursue research careers within academia.
There is a recognised shortage of qualified electrical/electronic engineers in the UK. A qualification in the field will make you instantly attractive to employers as a result. You will have the skills to contribute to the design and development of electronic systems and processes. Employment opportunities exist in the aerospace industry in aircraft instrumentation systems (technician or engineer level) or in the armed forces.
Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2023/24 for a full-time undergraduate degree course are £9000 per year.
The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages. You will also find information about what your fees include in the FAQs.
If you’re looking for a place to stay while you study then take a look at our accommodation pages to get more information on your options, including our on-campus halls of residence Wrexham Village.
Subject to re-accreditation
External accreditation/recognition by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) has to be renewed periodically for existing courses. The details on the website are based on the accreditation of the previous or current version of the course, and the anticipated updates are made as soon as they are known. The majority of courses that are still ‘subject to re-accreditation’ are approved as expected however, this is not guaranteed and should the accreditation not be approved as planned, or be significantly amended or delayed, you will be informed by the University.
If you are applying as an European / International Student, and live outside of the UK, you should make your application through our online application system, Centurus.
For information about the university’s entry requirements for EU/international students, please visit our international section.