This five-year accredited programme has a student satisfaction rating of 91%.
Our graduates have recently rated their satisfaction levels with us at 91% in the National Student Survey, and 65% of our graduates were employed and in work/further study six months after graduating with 90% of those employed finding graduate-level jobs.
Because career progression for many engineers can lead to senior management roles, this degree offers world-leading teaching from our acclaimed Business School alongside your in-depth studies in electronic engineering.
The Electronic Engineering with Business Management programme provides a solid grounding in the underlying physical and mathematical principles of the subject, along with a thorough overview of electronic technology and its applications. You’ll learn about all levels of design, from transistors, transmission media and electromagnetic devices through to the organisation and control of large-scale systems such as computers, communication networks and energy generation and distribution infrastructure. You will also study specific Business Management modules at the Business School.
First and second years
You’ll learn the theoretical and practical skills you need to design, construct, program and test circuit building blocks and complex systems. You’ll study in depth the underlying mathematical and physical principles of electronic and electrical engineering, and develop skills in computer programming and computer-aided design. You will also take a number of Business Management modules, including: Introduction to Financial Analysis, Business Organisation and Management, Introduction to Economics and International Economy, Financial Decision Making, Introduction to Marketing, Human Resources Management and Global Marketing.
You also have the option to study a foreign language, or other modules, outside your main discipline.
Third year (in industry)
An Industrial Year extends the length of our undergraduate degree by a year and is available to students who are following the BEng and MEng programmes equally. Taken between years 2 and 3 the Industrial Year is well regarded by industry and the IET as providing a good opportunity to test and develop skills and techniques used by engineers the world over.
During this year you will be paid by the company, at usually around 80% of a graduate wage, and will have the opportunity to get involved in a real project. Students who take this opportunity find it immensely helpful in developing their technical ability as well as their personal skills. Some gain sponsorship from their placement company, and may even be offered a graduate job on completion of their degree!
Fourth and fifth years
You study your chosen specialist options in greater depth, and undertake a major individual project in a research-led environment. In the fourth year you also undertake a group project, as a member of a team of seven to ten students.
A year abroad is available in the fourth year of a five-year MEng programme, and provided it is taken at an approved overseas university.<
Why study this course
At Birmingham, we provide diverse, yet balanced, courses, enabling our graduates to gain employment in a wide range of industries. Teaching is provided by lecturers who are global experts in their field, with multi-million pound investment providing leading-edge teaching facilities and laboratories.
We produce graduates who can function in today's fast-changing marketplace, and your career prospects will be excellent. Your Birmingham degree is evidence of your ability to succeed in a demanding academic environment.
Employers target Birmingham students for their drive, diversity, communication and problem-solving skills, their team-working abilities and cultural awareness, and our graduate employment statistics have continued to climb at a rate well above national trends.
Housed in the refurbished Gisbert Kapp building with its dedicated state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities. We have three well-equipped computer laboratories and an agreement with Microsoft, through the MSDNAA, providing student access to key computing software. These labs are open until midnight every day. We also boast modern laboratories to support the teaching of electronic and electrical engineering, together with specialised labs that students can use for their individual projects. Students can also take advantage of the extensive facilities for embedded systems with microcontrollers, FPGAs, and DSP kits, or work with internationally leading research groups on projects in communications engineering, applied computing and novel electronic devices.
Our degree programmes equip our graduates with a firm understanding of the discipline, from the fundamental science and maths which underpins it to practical applications. It is this understanding, combined with the distinction of a good degree from Birmingham, which means many of our BEng/MEng graduates hold a graduate job offer before completing their study!
Because career progression for many engineers can lead to senior management roles we offer the opportunity to study engineering with business management. The business management modules, which make up one third of each year, are delivered by our colleagues in the internationally recognised Birmingham Business School.
All of our Undergraduate BEng/MEng and Postgraduate courses are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), allowing you to take the first steps towards professional Chartered Engineer status. This ensures that studying at Birmingham will provide you with a professionally recognised degree, and one which has a great reputation within the industry.
Fees and funding
Number of A levels required: 3
Typical offer: AAA
Required subjects and grades: Mathematics A level grade B and at least one physical science A level
General Studies: not normally accepted as one of the three A levels, but a good performance may be taken into account if you fail to meet the conditions of an offer marginally
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 36 points, including both Mathematics and at least one physical science at HL
Standard English language requirements apply
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How to apply
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