48 months
24000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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This Electronic Engineering with a Foundation Year (Hons) course from University of York will enable you to function with confidence in the challenging world of electronics, as a designer, in research or as a manager. You'll work with world-class researchers who are advancing our understanding of electronics every day.

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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.

Career opportunities

  • Avionic systems engineering
  • Design engineering
  • Digital consultancy
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Cyber security
  • Telecommunications design
  • Broadcast engineering
  • Automotive safety
  • Visual effects

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering Design 
  • Analogue Electronics and Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Circuits 
  • Digital Systems 
  • Design, Construction and Test
  • Java Programming
  • Engineering Mathematics, Signals and Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • 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

Cambridge Pre-U

  • M2, M2, M2 excluding Mathematics

Other qualifications

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 GBP /month
Living costs

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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