Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.


  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

Add to favourites

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence - with extensive support from our expert staff - before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you. This course will train you in the technologies of electrical and electronic systems, preparing you for the workplace. You’ll get a broad introduction to the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject.


RANKING: Our Electrical and Electronic Engineering subject area is ranked No.1 in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching and feedback and No.1 in the UK for satisfaction with the course, and (The Guardian University Guide 2022). The subject area is also ranked No.1 in the UK for teaching quality and 3rd in the UK for student experience (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)

ACCREDITATION: This course IS accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology to give you Incorporated Engineer status (IEng), so you can be sure that you’ll be gaining the skills and knowledge that the industry demands.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Gain valuable industry experience on an optional work placement as part of your studies.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Take the chance to get involved in far-reaching projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are working in partnership with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.


You will benefit from learning in an environment which is challenging, stimulating and creative. Build your skills in working with machines, electronic circuits, microprocessors, simulation software and renewable energy equipment. The course runs at our Markeaton Street site, which boasts an impressive array of labs and equipment. Here you will work with machines, electronic circuits, microprocessors, simulation software, renewable energy equipment, and much more. There is every opportunity to design and test your own circuits and devices.


You will be assessed through a blend of assignments and examinations. Assignments may relate to work at the computer or in the laboratory, or may entail a piece of written or analytical work.


This course opens doors to a wide range of employment opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering. You could move into development, installation or maintenance roles in areas as diverse as avionics, medical electronics, automotive electrical and electronic systems, electrical power generation, mining or the rail industry. It may not be long before you become a team or project leader, managing significant budgets as well as the work of others. Derby graduates can be found working in railway signalling, train construction and maintenance; managing oilfield instrumentation systems; and developing microprocessor systems in cars, safety systems for forklift trucks or aircraft engine controls. The numeracy and problem-solving skills you develop during our BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering will also pave the way to a wide range of alternative career options, including teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management.

STUDY OPTIONS: This course is also available with a Foundation Year option. This course is also available with a Placement Year option.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,045per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Do you need to know more?

Ask a question directly and subscribe to this university


University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 71 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    123 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.39 88%


Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...



Thanks for your feedback!