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Electronic Engineering top-up

BEng - single

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer.

This course is a one-year top-up programme designed to enable students from Foundation Degrees (Science) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering to obtain a BEng in Electronic Engineering. It has a strong emphasis on practical and applied electronics using many problems drawn from industry.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Wheatley Campus

Course length

  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: up to 3 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

  • We have a strong research group in the field of biomedical electronics and strong links with the automotive industry with research in electric vehicles. The applications of electronics emphasised in this course are based on these research areas.
  • You will have access to specialist facilities.
  • The one-year course, continuing on from a Foundation Degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, will enable you to develop your electronics knowledge so that you could become an Incorporated Engineer.
  • The high quality of teaching and research creates a vibrant and challenging learning environment to enable you to reach your maximum potential.

The course extends the studies undertaken during a Foundation degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent into a BEng by studying digital and analog electronics as well us undertaking an individual project and a group design project in applications of electronics.

Study modules

As courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the module list you choose from may vary from that shown here.

Year 1

You take the following compulsory modules:

  • Management  Ethics Energy and Sustainability (Double)
  • Advanced Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Advanced Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Engineering Project (Double)

You also choose two additional elective modules from:

  • Sensors and Data Logging
  • Group Design Applications
  • Advanced Automotive Electronics

Free language courses for students - the Open Module

Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.

Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:

  • studying at a Brookes partner college
  • studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.

Planned next generation facilities

Engineering, automotive and motorsport courses are currently based in a purpose-built £9m facility which is well equipped and the envy of many local organisations. As we continue our estates strategy for the future we are planning next-generation facilities for these courses, with the continuing aim of providing an environment in which technical expertise is enhanced by creativity and imagination.

Programme changes

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.

Teaching and learning

The main methods of teaching and learning are lectures, practicals, seminars, tutorials and directed study. In a typical week a student may expect to have 8 hours of lectures, up to 4 hours of seminars and up to 6 hours of laboratory or other practical work.

In addition to the direct contact hours referred to above, you are expected to spend another 20 hours a week working independently.

An important part of independent learning is making full use of the Oxford Brookes Library. The Library has a wide range of resources and services that will assist you in your studies.

Approach to assessment

A variety of assessment methods will be used including the submission of written reports, delivering individual and group presentations and completing time-constrained assessments.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time fee: 2018/19: £9,250. 2019/20: £9,250.

Home/EU - part time fee: 2018/19: £750 per single module. 2019/20: £750 per single module.

International - full time: 2018/19: £14,000 2019/20: £14,280

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Foundation Degree (Science) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Abingdon and Witney College.

Holders of relevant foundation degrees or equivalent from other colleges or universities may be admitted if the modules they have studied are acceptable.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

International applications

For September 2017 entry, this course is not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Support for students studying Electronic Engineering top-up

Throughout this course is you will have access to all the university’s facilities and support services. The faculty’s Academic Advisers and Student Support Coordinators will provide additional support to enable you to study and achieve the highest academic standards.

Specialist facilities

You will have access to a wide range of laboratory facilities. These are available during normal working hours and some are available out of hours through prior arrangement. The laboratory facilities currently are:

CAD Design Suites
The design suites house high specification computers running a wide range of engineering analysis and design software. The rooms are used for teaching and are available for students to undertake design and analysis throughout their programme. The rooms are available during normal working hours and one is available 24hrs a day through prior arrangement.

Media Technology Laboratories
The media laboratories house a range of high specification computers enabling students to carry out a wide range of media related work. Software installed enables work such as video and sound editing. The laboratory is available during normal working hours.

Automotive Laboratory
 This laboratory houses a wide range of vehicles used for demonstration and learning purposes. The construction of the Formula Student car is undertaken within the lab and equipment includes a comprehensive selection of tools, setup apparatus and manufacturing machinery. The laboratory is available during normal working hours.

Electronics Laboratories
Three laboratories for Electronics, Digital Electronics and Projects are all equipped with software and hardware tools to allow students to be able to test analog and digital circuits to reinforce theoretical work including designs, and to enable projects to be undertaken.

General support services

Supporting your learning

From academic advisers and support co-ordinators to specialist subject librarians and other learning support staff, we want to ensure that you get the best out of your studies.

Personal support services

We want your time at Brookes to be as enjoyable and successful as possible. That's why we provide all the facilities you need to be relaxed, happy and healthy throughout your studies.

Career prospects

This degree prepares you to pursue a career as an Incorporated Engineer in Electronic Engineering and related disciplines.

Further study

There will be opportunities for graduates from the course to undertake research degrees in aspects of electronics.