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Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (2 Year) BEng (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Whether it’s the next innovation in computer hardware or a smartphone app, today's electronic engineers need to come up with practical, economic solutions to meet consumer needs and demands.If you have a talent for improving and creating electronic products and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree to a full Bachelor's degree, this BEng (Hons) Electronic Systems Engineering top-up degree course is ideal.The course is delivered by distance learning over 2 or 3 years. You'll develop technical competence and engineering knowledge, while easily fitting study around your job.After the course, you can use your degree to boost your career prospects in areas such as consumer and professional electronics, robotics, defence, broadcasting and telecommunications. You could also continue your studies at Master's level.**On this course you'll:**- Design systems, build and test prototypes using various technologies- Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection- Get the same support and similar benefits to students based on campus- Work at your own pace, in your own time and in your own location, with interactive online learning materials- Take part in live Web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other studentsIf you can get to Portsmouth, you can also:- Put your skills to the test by building your own products in our workshops- Get involved in Formula Student, where you'll design, construct and test a competitive race car with fellow students**Work experience and career planning**If you're not currently in an engineering role, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course.We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with an Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) degree?A degree in electronic systems engineering puts you in an excellent position to continue or start a career as a professional engineer in areas such as:- consumer and professional electronics- robotics- defence- broadcasting and telecommunicationsWhat jobs can you do with an Electronic Systems Engineering (Distance Learning) (Top-up) degree?Previous students have gone on to work in roles including:- electronics engineer- product design engineer- aerospace engineer- application engineer- project managerOther graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or joined graduate engineering schemes. You can also progress to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) with further study and experience.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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A relevant HND, Foundation degree, or successful completion of 2 years of degree study in a relevant subject with overall grade of merit, or above.


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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 113 21

    47th out of 71 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    94 41%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%



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