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Electronic Engineering BEng

UCAS code: H610

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Electronic Engineering BEng course focuses on four key areas in electronics: circuits and systems, signal processing, computing and communication. You will develop in-depth knowledge of and practical expertise in circuit analysis and design, communication systems, computation and programming for engineers, and hardware design, which will provide a foundation for senior roles in electronics, signal processing, and communication industries.

Key benefits

  • Unique combination of electronic engineering, general engineering and robotics modules.
  • Gain a broad understanding of how engineering translates to everyday life through mobile and personal communications as well as information security.
  • Study in brand-new and inspiring experimental labs, maker spaces, fabrication lab and design and build spaces with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Benefit from our longstanding links with various companies, including Orange, Vodafone, Nokia, NEC, BT and Texas Instruments.
  • Partnered with the UK Electronic Skills Foundation, giving students access to bespoke summer placements, scholarships and competitions.
  • Study as part of a diverse student cohort - King’s is one of the leading Russell Group universities by proportion of female undergraduates on its Engineering courses (HESA 2019/20).
Zara

Academics have been generous in letting me take part in some of their ongoing projects, from developing innovative surgical tools or working with 5G networks.

Zara, Electronic Engineering MEng

Our course will provide you with broad knowledge and an in-depth understanding of electronic engineering and design techniques. The diverse nature of our course will give you a foundation in electronic engineering along with general communication, control and computer systems. There is also a strong focus on developing mathematical skills, which you will use to analyse the performance of communication and control systems.

Base campus

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in Mathematics or Physics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in Mathematics or Physics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

ABB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in Mathematics or Physics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 666 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

34 points including 655 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics. Notes: The total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: D

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree:

  • study of mathematical mechanics and statistics
  • King’s also strongly encourages you to extend your mathematical interests by studying for the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) or Sixth Term Examination paper (STEP).

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which are two A-Level grades (or equivalent) lower than the advertised entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and profession as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Written Reports
  • Design Projects
  • Practical Activities
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations including banking, management and the major engineering companies. Alternatively, many of our graduates choose further study.

The Careers Service and the Department of Engineering run a careers programme for Engineering students, which includes skills sessions and visits from leading employers. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Systems Engineer, Home Office
  • Principal Engineer, Thales UK
  • Engineering Consultant, EDI
  • Network Security Engineer, BT
  • Financial Risk Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Product Manager, Tata Communications
  • Power System Manager, National Grid
  • Software Developer, Playtech

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £31,260 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • library fees and fines 
  • personal photocopies 
  • printing course handouts 
  • society membership fees 
  • stationery 
  • graduation costs
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

We encourage all students to obtain a laptop. A basic specification will suffice, but ideally the machine would meet the following specification: - Windows 10 or 11 - 2 x USB 3/3.1 slots - Intel i5 processor (or higher) - 8GB Memory (or higher) - 256GB SSD or M.2 storage (or higher) - Wi-Fi 6 also called Wi-Fi ax Or - MacOS Monterey (or newer) - A 2019 model (or newer) - 8GB memory (or higher) - 256GB SSD storage (or higher) If the laptop is USB-C only then you will need a USB C - 3 converter. There is a laptop loan scheme within the department that can be utilised if you do not have access to a laptop. Further information on the loan scheme will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Funding

Our course will provide you with broad knowledge and an in-depth understanding of electronic engineering and design techniques. The diverse nature of our course will give you a foundation in electronic engineering along with general communication, control and computer systems. There is also a strong focus on developing mathematical skills, which you will use to analyse the performance of communication and control systems.

Base campus

Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

Awarding Institutions

kcl logo

King's College London and Affiliates

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
A-level (or equivalent) grade A in Mathematics or Physics
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must include grade A in Mathematics or Physics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

Contextual A-Level information

ABB Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include grade A in Mathematics or Physics. Notes: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all Science subjects. This is with the exception of private candidates who are unable to take the practical component. We do not consider the EPQ at any point of the assessment process.

International Baccalaureate

35 points including 666 at Higher Level.

Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics. Notes: The total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme

Contextual International Baccalaureate information

34 points including 655 at Higher Level. Must include grade 6 in Higher Level Mathematics or Physics. Notes: The total point score of 34 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Mathematics curriculum would be required to study Mathematics - Analysis and Approaches at Higher Level to meet the Mathematics subject requirement for this programme

Alternative accepted qualifications

Standard requirements

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

English language band: D

Selection process

Application deadline: 25th January 2023 - 18:00 (UK time)

 

The following are not required for entry, but you may find these useful further preparation for this degree:

  • study of mathematical mechanics and statistics
  • King’s also strongly encourages you to extend your mathematical interests by studying for the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) or Sixth Term Examination paper (STEP).

 

Contextual consideration

We make contextual offers for this programme, which are two A-Level grades (or equivalent) lower than the advertised entry requirements. As part of the assessment process, we take into account contextual information to gain a more complete picture of each application. More information can be found on the Contextualised admissions website.

Deferrals

Applications can be submitted for deferred entry by choosing the appropriate year of entry on the UCAS application.

If your circumstances change and, therefore, you need to request a deferral after an offer has been made, then we can generally permit these for this programme. However, each deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any post-offer deferral request. Requests should be submitted via a message on King’s Apply with an explanation of the reason for making the request.

Please note, second deferral requests will only be considered where the request is due to extreme unforeseen extenuating circumstances, for example, health reasons. We are unable to permit deferral requests that go beyond two years and you would need to apply again. This is with the exception of deferrals which are due to military/national service.

Foundation courses

Applicants studying Foundation Year programmes in the UK are welcome to apply for this programme. Foundation programmes from other universities and further education providers in the UK are considered on a case-by-case basis. Whether or not we can consider a particular foundation year as suitable for study at King's depends on the content of the syllabus and modules studied. In the past we have accepted foundation programmes from a number of other institutions.

We are unable to accept Foundation programmes that are integrated as part of a main degree at another institution. These may be called Year 0 or Integrated Foundations. We are also unable to accept non-UK Foundation courses.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your qualification, such as a list of modules and course specifications.

The King's International Foundation Programme has guaranteed pathways available for progression onto our King's undergraduate degree programmes, and information can be found on the website.

Graduates

Our general entry requirements are based on A-level or equivalent. However, where an applicant is completing/has completed a degree, we are able to consider the degree study as part of the assessment of the application.

Generally, we would consider a minimum of a UK Bachelor degree with a 2:1 grade profile (or overseas equivalent) as meeting the entry requirements for our undergraduate degrees. However, those who have achieved/are predicted a high 2:1 or a First may be considered more competitive.

Where a programme has subject requirements, these will still need to have been met. If you have not met the subject requirements via A-level (or equivalent) then we may be able to consider the content within your degree. We would be looking for significant study of the subject across the degree programme with a 2:1 or above grading on those modules.

Once you have submitted an application, the Admissions Office may contact you via King's Apply to ask for further details on your degree study.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application, and is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the university and inform us of your commitment to the programme and profession as well as any work experience or extracurricular activities you have done.

Resits

The University has currently implemented a suspension of the resit policies due to the Coronavirus situation, which is in place for all undergraduate programmes. This has now been extended, therefore, this means that all our standard resit policies will pause for applications received in the 2021/22 admissions cycle.

The below is the standard resit policy for this programme and is expected to be reintroduced from the 2022/23 admissions cycle.

In a standard admissions cycle, we are able to consider applicants who have retaken their qualifications, however, you should bear in mind that your application for this programme will be reviewed alongside other strong applicants who might be viewed more favourably if they achieved the required grades within a standard timeframe, for example, a two year period for A-levels.

We consider applicants who have recently achieved grades which are below the entry criteria, and have subsequently studied/are studying another qualification to seek entry, such as an Access to HE Diploma or a Foundation programme, to be resit applicants.

Transfers

Transfers into this programme are not permitted.

 

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work, e.g. 150 hours work for a 15 credit module.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Written/Practical Examinations
  • Written Reports
  • Design Projects
  • Practical Activities
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

Our graduates go on to successful careers in a wide range of organisations including banking, management and the major engineering companies. Alternatively, many of our graduates choose further study.

The Careers Service and the Department of Engineering run a careers programme for Engineering students, which includes skills sessions and visits from leading employers. 

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Systems Engineer, Home Office
  • Principal Engineer, Thales UK
  • Engineering Consultant, EDI
  • Network Security Engineer, BT
  • Financial Risk Management Consultant, Accenture
  • Product Manager, Tata Communications
  • Power System Manager, National Grid
  • Software Developer, Playtech

Tuition Fees

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2023-2024 academic year is £31,260 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • library fees and fines 
  • personal photocopies 
  • printing course handouts 
  • society membership fees 
  • stationery 
  • graduation costs
  • travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

We encourage all students to obtain a laptop. A basic specification will suffice, but ideally the machine would meet the following specification: - Windows 10 or 11 - 2 x USB 3/3.1 slots - Intel i5 processor (or higher) - 8GB Memory (or higher) - 256GB SSD or M.2 storage (or higher) - Wi-Fi 6 also called Wi-Fi ax Or - MacOS Monterey (or newer) - A 2019 model (or newer) - 8GB memory (or higher) - 256GB SSD storage (or higher) If the laptop is USB-C only then you will need a USB C - 3 converter. There is a laptop loan scheme within the department that can be utilised if you do not have access to a laptop. Further information on the loan scheme will be shared prior to the start of the course.

Funding

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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