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Undergraduate BEng (Hons)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering
including a Foundation Year

Building a future with sustainable engineering strategies
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2024

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.

Foundation year

 If you don’t have the right grades to enrol directly on to our BEng (Hons) Electronic and Computer Engineering degree, you could opt to start your studies with our Foundation year. The extra year is intended to give you the best possible preparation for success on the degree pathway.    

Accreditation

This degree has been accredited by IET, The Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Why study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Kent?

Placement opportunities

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

Learn from the best

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

World-class facilities.

First-class facilities to support your development with access to computer and engineering labs, mechanical workshop, dedicated makerspaces and more.  

Demand for graduates.

With tech rapidly advancing, there's a higher global demand for professional electrical and electronic engineers more than ever before.  

Specialist knowledge

You’ll study exciting subjects like power electronics, renewable energy technology, robotics and systems programming.  

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

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
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Course structure

You'll gain specialist knowledge and broad skills, making you career-ready for the future direction of engineering.

How you'll study

You’ll gain the in-depth knowledge of sustainable power, green energy and associated technologies and applications, which will make you highly employable.
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Encouraging innovation.

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

Your future

Engineering graduates find employment in a huge range of sectors such as:

  • electronic engineering and computing
  • telecommunications industries including radio, television and satellite communications;
  • medical electronics, instrumentation and industrial process control.

Professional recognition

For over 30 years, our BEng and MEng courses in Engineering have been accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), which enables fast-track career progression as a professional engineer.

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.

Electrical Engineer Salaries in England
Very high
£33k - £50k

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.

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.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages

The scholarship is also extended to those who achieve AAB at A level (or specified equivalents) where one of the subjects is either mathematics or a modern foreign language. Please review the eligibility criteria.

Scholarships

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

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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