UCAS Code (H690)
Electronic systems are integral to nearly every aspect of 21st-century life. Spectacular advances in technology, design and development are enabling increasing capabilities to be embedded into ever-smaller electronic devices. New approaches within optical computing and nanotechnology provide the potential for even greater advances. This course, fully accredited by the IET, produces engineers who understand and can exploit such advances in electronic technology.
Topics include digital signal processing technologies for embedded systems design; video and image processing systems including HDTV and video surveillance; robotics, sensing and control systems; and digital systems for wired, wireless and optical communications, information transmissions and security.
Globalisation of the electronic and digital sector means if you wish to work abroad, this course provides an ideal passport to anywhere in the world. Our graduates have gained jobs in international household brands such as Samsung, Nokia and Texas Instruments, as well as in the vibrant Scottish electronics sector with Wolfson Microelectronics, SelexGalileo and Linn Products.
Download the Electronic & Digital Systems leaflet for further information.
Years 1 to 3 follow the structure of the core MEng/BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering degrees, with specialist topics chosen in Years 4 and 5.
Years 1 & 2: Classes in Maths, Engineering Science, Software Design, Analogue and Digital Circuits, Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing are taken. You complete group-based projects such as hydrogen-powered vehicles and wireless communications to gain practical training in core engineering applications and project management skills.
Year 3: You develop specialist engineering skills in your preferred subject area through a selection of classes including Electromagnetics, Embedded Systems, Power Engineering, Renewable Technologies and Engineering Innovation.
Years 4 & 5: Topics include digital signal processing technologies for embedded systems design; video and image processing systems including HDTV and video surveillance; robotics, sensing and control systems; and digital systems for wired, wireless and optical communications, information transmissions and security. There is also a group project.
Graduates are ideally positioned for rewarding and exciting careers in technical and managerial roles in a diverse range of sectors including:
- video surveillance systems
- multimedia and 3DTV systems
- ultrasonic and optical systems
- intelligent electronic and digital systems
- aerospace and automotive industries
- consumer electronics entertainment
- audio and speech processing
- mobile, broadband and wireless communications
- intelligent electronic control
- remote sensing, defence and security
- renewable energy systems and transportation
Graduates have been successful in gaining employment in a number of top international and indigenous electronics companies. These include household brand names such as Nokia, Samsung, British Telecom, Vodafone, and also many companies producing chip and system solutions such as Xilinx, Texas Instruments, Agilent, Freescale, Siemens and Philips.
In Scotland, the design engineering market for electronics is strong, with the well known audio and digital signal processing company, Wolfson Microelectronics, powering the audio chipsets of many mobile phones and PDAs, and others such as Linn Products being internationally recognised high end audio systems leaders for almost three decades. Add to this the many small to medium enterprise companies in Scotland and around the globe, and it is clear that the EDS market is both exciting and driving the technological world forward at an incredible pace.
We accept a range of UK, EU and international qualifications for entry to our undergraduate degrees, details of which can be found in the following document.
Further information can also be obtained by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Selector.