University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Studying Electronic Engineering at the University of Westminster provides you with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of electronics and communications, including digital and analog processing, computing, embedded systems, project work, design and management. Our strong mathematical and theoretical teaching approach coupled with practical project work will equip you with the know'how to become electronic system designers and researchers. You will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. Our courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Engineering Council, enabling you to become Chartered and Incorporated Engineers after gaining professional experience. We are an Enhanced Academic Partner of the IET, which gives you unique access to industrial practice. Our graduates have gone on to work for the likes of the BBC, British Aerospace, BT, GEC and Nokia or have started up their own businesses in manufacturing or consultancy.

Course Modules

Year 1: Audio processing using an embedded microcomputer; computer networks and communications; digital and analog circuits; engineering problem solving; mathematics; programming. Year 2: Analog electronics design; broadcast engineering; communication systems; digital microelectronics; event'driven and GUI programming; micromouse maze'solving competition; professional employability skills; signal processing. Year 3: Business finance and management; cellular radio networks; digital signal processing; individual project; mobile radio systems, plus 2 options from: analog microelectronics; real'time embedded systems; sound processing systems; video broadcasting.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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85% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 78%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 20
Unknown 10

33% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 58%

Total Coursework: 22%

Total Practical: 21%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation