If you're returning to education, or haven't chosen the right subjects at A level, our foundation year will give you the maths and physics knowledge you need to transfer on to any one of our courses.
You'll spend your first year learning fundamental theories in maths and physics to A level standard, and you'll begin to develop your practical skills in the electronics lab.
After your foundation year, you'll automatically continue on to the first year of our BEng Electronic Engineering course. However, you'll have the opportunity to transfer on to any of our other specialist courses.
The Electronic Engineering with a Foundation Year (Hons) course from University of York is very flexible, and offer you the opportunity to either become a specialist or generalist. You can choose your own route through your degree. You'll be fully supported at all times by staff who are enthusiastic about their subjects and willing to help you.
Careers and skills
The growth of the electronics industry means demand for new engineers is always high. We have the highest proportion of graduates finding employment within one year of finishing their studies (UK engineering and technology graduates LEO data set, June 2017). Our students enter a wide range of jobs, not just in electronic engineering, but in a variety of related fields such as software programming and hardware development
For those wishing to take different career paths, the transferable skills you'll develop are highly valuable. Mathematics, programming, team working and technical management are sought after in a huge range of sectors, from media to financial services. Recent employers have included Jaguar Land Rover, IBM, Qinetiq, ARM, BBC, BT and Network Rail. Find out more about our graduate destinations and graduate profiles.
- Avionic systems engineering
- Design engineering
- Digital consultancy
- Software and systems engineering
- Cyber security
- Telecommunications design
- Broadcast engineering
- Automotive safety
- Visual effects
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- Engineering Design
- Analogue Electronics and Physics
- Digital Circuits
- Digital Systems
- Design, Construction and Test
- Java Programming
- Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Electronics & Embedded Technology Cyber Security View 432 other Bachelors in Electronics & Embedded Technology in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- BBB excluding Maths.
- If you already have, or are currently studying A level Maths you should apply for one of our degree programmes without a foundation year.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit or higher
BTEC National Extended Diploma
- DDM in any subject
- M2, M2, M2 excluding Mathematics
- If you're a mature student (age 21 or over) with qualifications that do not meet our typical offer we would expect GCSE Maths C/4 or equivalent aptitude shown at interview.
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International22650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22650 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- UK government loans
- UK scholarships and bursaries
- International scholarships
- Country-specific funding
- US loans
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.