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; data communications and networks; digital and analog circuits; engineering science and mathematics; linear system analysis; programming. Year 2: Analog electronics design; communications; digital microelectronics; event'driven and GUI programming; micromouse maze'solving competition; professional employability skills; signal and system analysis. Year 3 (MEng): Advanced system analysis and design; analog microelectronics; business finance and management; individual project; robotic system design; wireless RF and microwave systems; real'time embedded systems; embedded processor architecture; wireless systems. Year 3 (BEng): Business finance and management; digital signal processing design; individual project; robotic system design; algorithm realisation; analog microelectronics plus 1 module from:; communication networks; embedded processor architectures; real'time embedded systems; wireless RF and microwave systems; communication networks; wireless RF and microwave systems; plus 1 module from:; algorithm realisation; analog microelectronics; embedded processor architecture; real'time embedded systems. Year 4 (MEng): Industrial group project; multirate DSP; embedded media processing; video and image processing; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways; DSP and communication processor; design; mixed'signal integrated circuit design; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways; broadband wireless networks; wireless system design; plus 1 option module from the other MEng pathways.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level DDE-CC
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) MM
  • BTEC National Diploma PPM
  • BTEC National Award
  • 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

KIS Key Information Set

The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students. Read more.

83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 75%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 89%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

70% Go on to work and/or study

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

34% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 59%

Total Coursework: 22%

Total Practical: 20%

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

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