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Electronics has revolutionised to world we live in, from microprocessors and mobile communications through to power generation and transmission, modern society is built on the manipulation of electrical energy! 

Studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Chichester will give you knowledge of the scientific foundations on which the electronic revolution is built and provide you with the practical skills and techniques that are used by electronic engineers in industry. Because Electronic & Electrical Engineering is an applied subject, our course is based around workshop learning; seminars with demonstrations; practical and lab work, and design-build-test challenges. We don’t do lectures!

*Students without the standard entry requirements may take an Electronic & Electrical Engineering degree through Chichester’s integrated foundation year.

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College C58

UCAS H600 / H606

Course Length:

BENG - 3yrs MENG - 4 years Full Time


All of Chichester’s Engineering courses take a problem-based learning approach following the engineering cycle: Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate.

CDIO provides a highly practical and engaging engineering experience that encourages interdisciplinary team working to solve open-ended problems and foster communication skills. These are exactly the skills that will help to mark you out in the highly competitive employment arena. 

Replacing standard lectures, all of our Engineering and Design programmes are delivered in an interactive workshop/seminar style with balanced mix of laboratory and practical work. There are also lab-based sessions where you will engage in CDIO design and build activities.  

Engineering degrees at Chichester are about participating in interesting activities and not just listening and taking notes.

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You can apply for a year long industrial placement in your second year of study.

The placement typically begins after the second year and, following the placement, you will return to complete your degree (effectively extending your study by one year).

The placement will be a paid position, with pay at or above the National Minimum Wage.

This is a competitive process and, although staff will assist you in finding a suitable placement, a placement is not guaranteed.

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2019 UK fee: £9,250

Typical offers include: 

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 96 to 112 UCAS Tariff Points, with at least 64 points from Mathematics and a relevant science.
BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DMM Engineering (or a relevant route in Applied Science)
International Baccalaureate: 28 points (including Higher Mathematics and a science)
Candidates may also request an interview after which they may receive a revised, more targeted offer.
If you do not meet these entry requirements, you may access Electronic & Electrical Engineering through the Science and Engineering: Integrated foundation year.
MEng: 112 UCAS points, to include a minimum 80 UCAS points from Mathematics and a relevant Science or Technology subject. BTEC: DDM (Must be in a relevant subject)

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Not sure you can reach these entry requirements? Take a look at our integrated foundation year.



Course content

Our Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE) degree will give you a broad exposure to the huge and rapidly growing fields of Electronics, Photonics and Electrical Engineering. You will learn to apply knowledge, techniques and skills in a practical environment, individually and as part of a team as well as gaining a strong foundation in scientific principles and mathematics.

Traditional engineering courses often involve large, impersonal lectures but out courses are taught in small, interactive seminar groups in our state-of-the-art facilities. This means more demonstrations and guided experiences working as a team with others in your department and from related courses such as Business, Product Design or Digital Media.  

The University of Chichester is a member of the CDIO worldwide initiative alongside other leading universities. However, our unique CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) approach means that our courses are designed to be practical and lab-focused from the ground up.

Each academic year of the BEng (Hons) Electronic & Electrical Engineering degree centres on a two-semester long design-build challenge. The knowledge and techniques that you will apply in your design-build-test challenges are gained in workshops, seminars and practical lab based modules that are specific to Electronic & Electrical Engineering.

Design-build-test challenges start with a design brief, to which you must apply the Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) engineering cycle. The course also contains many specialist modules to provide you with the breadth knowledge and skills needed for a career in engineering and science.

First Year: SEMESTER 1 First Year: SEMESTER 2

Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project 

Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project 

Engineering Mathematics 

Electricity and Magnetism 
Electrical Circuit Analysis

Programming for Engineers

Analogue Electronics

Digital Electronics

In your first year of study, you will take part in a team CDIO challenge with other students from the Electronic & Electrical Engineering cohort. Alongside this, you will study engineering mathematics along with electromagnetism, which is the foundation of electronic and electrical engineering. You will also learn about circuit theory, analogue and digital electronics and computer programming.

Second Year: SEMESTER 1 Second Year: SEMESTER 2

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project

Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
Control and Power Engineering

Analogue and Digital Design

Communication engineering

Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

Engineering Tools and Techniques

Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)

The second year CDIO challenge is an interdisciplinary team challenge, where you will tackle your design brief with students from other engineering disciplines. Year two introduces topics that are more advanced, which include power electronics and communications as well as the mathematical tools needed. 

Final Year BEng / Third Year MEng: SEMESTER 1 Final Year BEng / Third Year MEng: SEMESTER 2

MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

 MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)

MANDATORY: Renewable Energy and Sustainability

 MANDATORY: The Professional Engineer 

MANDATORY: Photonics and Optical Communications

 MANDATORY: Power Systems Operation
OPTIONAL: Power Electronic Converters  OPTIONAL: Mobile Communications

OPTIONAL: Managing & Leading Teams*

 OPTIONAL: Small Business Enterprise*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

In the final year, you will work on an individual project and present your work technically to other engineers and to a non-technical audience. The final year teaches engineering management, finance, law and the ethics expected of a professional engineer. Optional modules are available at this point, allowing you to specialise your field of study.

Students who make excellent progress in their first two years, and who wish to further their learning, will be eligible to continue their study at master’s level through our integrated Electronics and Electrical Engineering MEng. If you continue onto a master’s degree, you will study an extra year of more advanced material, which includes an involved group project and options to study areas that particularly interest you. 

Final Year MEng: SEMESTER 1 Final Year MEng: SEMESTER 2

MANDATORY: Masters Group Project (CDIO)

MANDATORY: Masters Group Project (CDIO)

MANDATORY: Measurements and Instrumentation Systems

MANDATORY: High Frequency Electronic Systems 


Advanced Mathematical Techniques for Engineering Antennas & RF Engineering

Digital Signal Processing 

Sensors and data acquisition systems

Digital Control Systems

Image Processing 

Smart Grids and Energy Sustainability

Robotics and Industrial Automation

Embedded Systems Design

Solar and Wind Energy
Project Management *

Preparation for Consultancy*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

Our facilities

The ground-breaking Engineering and Design Department will be based at our new Engineering & Digital Technology Park (due for completion in 2018). It is the UK’s first purpose built facility for delivering engineering through the problem-based learning, CDIO approach. With cutting edge teaching labs containing brand new equipment and apparatus, you will enjoy world class facilities for engineering education including:

  • A large, double height space for delivering our unique, exciting and rewarding design and build experiences
  • Practical project-orientated engineering workshop and teaching facilities
  • Dedicated electronics and mechanics laboratories
  • Fabrication laboratory
  • Specialist 3D printers
  • Facilities to teach Computer Aided Design
  • 300 square-metre television production studio, with auxiliary 100 square-metre special effects room
  • 400 square-metre media operation centre
  • Media editing and finishing suites
  • Hands-on educations spaces for partnerships with schools and colleges
  • Co-working spaces and IT suites

The Engineering & Digital Technology Park is based on our Bognor Regis Campus, located just 600 metres from the beach and next door to the leafy and tranquil Hotham Park.

Where this can take you

Engineering graduates are prized by a wide range of companies and employers.

As a numerate and scientifically trained thinker, you’ll have skills that are immediately transferable to a diverse range of sectors including: the electronics industry; ICT; the automotive industry; manufacturing; electrical power, the financial sector; transportation; construction and utilities.

Most large, and many SME, electronics companies have research and development departments, in which electronic and electrical engineering graduates could work, developing next generation technologies.

Our inclusion of industrially-relevant project and lab experiences along with access to business and enterprise units will provide you with a rounder set of skills than your engineering knowledge alone.

This will provide you with the know-how to set up your own business, if you so wish, and enable you to stand-out in the competitive jobs market. 

Indicative modules

Level 4 (First Year):


  • Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Electrical Circuit Analysis
  • Analogue Electronics


  • Electronic Engineering Team CDIO Project
  • Electricity and Magnetism           
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Digital Electronics


Level 5 (Second Year):


  • Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
  • Control and Power Engineering
  • Communication engineering
  • Engineering Tools and Techniques


  • Interdisciplinary Team Engineering CDIO Project
  • Analogue and Digital Design
  • Power Electronics and Electrical Machines
  • Embedded Systems and Internet of Things (IoT)


Level 6 (Third Year) MEng/(Final Year) BEng:


  • MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • OPTIONAL: Power Electronic Converters OPTIONAL: Managing & Leading Teams*


  • MANDATORY: Individual Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: The Professional Engineer
  • MANDATORY: Power Systems Operation
  • OPTIONAL: Mobile Communications
  • OPTIONAL: Small Business Enterprise*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules


Level 6 (Final Year) MEng:

SEMESTER 1      

  • MANDATORY: Masters Group Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: Measurements and Instrumentation Systems
  • Advanced Mathematical Techniques for Engineering
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Control Systems
  • Smart Grids and Energy Sustainability
  • Embedded Systems Design
  • Project Management * 


  • MANDATORY: Masters Group Project (CDIO)
  • MANDATORY: High Frequency Electronic Systems
  • Antennas & RF Engineering
  • Sensors and data acquisition systems
  • Image Processing
  • Robotics and Industrial Automation
  • Solar and Wind Energy
  • Preparation for Consultancy*

*Students may only opt for one of these modules

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

This is an exciting time to join a brand new Engineering and Applied Design department. Our intention is to ensure that our newly formed Engineering and Product Design courses are fully accredited with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and The Institution of Engineering Designers (IED) respectively. We will be working closely with both, and our students, to ensure our courses gain accreditation with the intention that we will back date accreditation for those graduating in 2021.

Typical contact hours for the BEng degree are 14 hours per week at levels 4 and 5, falling to 10 hours per week at level 6.

The course is delivered through seminars/workshops; tutorials; computer labs; physical labs and project practical time.

There is a split of about 50% of time in seminars and tutorials and the remaining 50% in labs and projects work.

Electronic & Electrical Engineering is a demanding subject with significant contact hours.

In addition to scheduled learning activities, students are expected to engage in intensive self-study. 

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: coursework; written examinations; lab and practical work; project work; presentations and online tests.

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Working with industry

Our Engineering, Creative Science and Product Design degrees offer a practical approach to learning based on a syllabus designed in partnership with local businesses.

This ensures that graduates are ready for work and are highly employable in these competitive industries.

The Engineering and Digital Technology Park will offer students the chance to develop practical expertise alongside local businesses.

It will include a large multi-purpose engineering laboratory which is also open to local companies, incorporating a workshop, prototype manufacturing facilities and collaborative co-working spaces.