Undergraduate BEng (Hons)

Electronic and Computer Engineering
with a Year in Industry

You’ll gain the skills to innovate, create and find solutions.

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Course overview

Electronics and computing are two key growth areas for the technology industry, both making spectacular advances and impacting modern life beyond recognition. Studying all things electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kent will allow you to be part of this revolution and to gain the knowledge and skills to make your own mark in this exciting field.

The combination of electronic engineering skills with advanced knowledge of computer hardware and software engineering prepare you for creating the systems of the future. This course teaches many exciting topics including robotics/mechatronics, embedded systems, and artificial intelligence, as well as providing you with skills employers look for such as creativity, entrepreneurship and team working.

Year in Industry

The additional aims of our Year in Industry option are to give students an opportunity to gain experience as computer systems engineers working in a professional environment and to develop employment-related skills. The placement year develops students’ technical skills, employability, and soft skills as well as increasing their awareness of the future context for employment.

Why study Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kent?

Placement opportunities

We have excellent industrial links, providing you with many placement opportunities.   

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94% of research at Kent was found to be of international quality in the most recent research rankings (REF 2021).

World-class facilities.

We have invested in cutting-edge equipment and facilities that will support you during your degree.  

Demand for graduates.

In a world going through technological, economic and cultural change, the demand for our graduates is increasing every year.

Specialist knowledge

You’ll benefit from research led teaching by leading academics and industry professionals. 

Everything you need to know about our Electronic and Computer Engineering course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

Course structure

The first year of our course lays the foundation for the rest of your studies and includes modules on programming, electronics, engineering design, digital technologies, and engineering mathematics. As your knowledge grows, you discover which areas particularly interest you, so that by your final year you can select your specialism.

How you'll study

You'll have access to academics who are pushing boundaries with their research. Kent is an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research as well as being experts in programming languages and artificial intelligence.

Your future

Our graduates find employment in a huge range of sectors such as aerospace and automotive industries, the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence, construction and building services, energy utilities, government agencies, manufacturing industries, medical engineering, oil and gas industries, process industries, the public sector, research establishments and transport including road and railways.    

Help finding a job

The School of Engineering holds an annual Employability and Careers Day where you can meet local and national employers and discuss career opportunities. Ongoing support is provided by the School’s dedicated Employability Officer.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

Scholarships

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

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