If you’re already working, and want to top up your HND or Foundation degree to a full honours degree, this Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer top-up degree apprenticeship is ideal.
Typically, on this 1-year course, you'll spend 1 day a week studying for your degree and the other 4 days in work, but there may be occasional additional days you'll spend at the University. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so it doesn’t cost you anything. This degree apprenticeship is suitable for anyone over 18, that has a HND, Foundation degree, or 2 years of degree study in a relevant subject with overall grade of merit, or above.
You'll study with other apprentices and students in a way that reflects real working relationships. You'll get to put the skills you learn to work instantly in your job, contributing to the success of your company. You'll graduate with a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering.
What you'll experience:
- Get a full honours degree, while earning a salary
- Develop knowledge and skills in electronic engineering, covering topics such as advanced electronic systems, digital signal processing and embedded systems
- Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor
- Have access to labs equipped with industry-standard experimental and computational hardware and software, including FPGA target hardware, conveyor belts and Matlab
- Meet like-minded professionals to build a network of peers
- Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who do a traditional degree
- Have access to the University's student support services and community including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union
You'll typically go to university 1 day a week to attend lectures, seminars and workshops, but there may be occasional additional days you'll spend at the University. On any weeks you don't go to University, you'll still spend 20% of your time studying or training away from your normal working environment.
What you'll study:
Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.
Modules currently being studied
- Advanced Electronic Systems
- Real-time Embedded Systems
- Digital Signal Processing
- VHDL & FPGA Systems
- Individual Project
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through:
- end-of-year exams
- computer-based tests
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Careers and opportunities
The specialist skills and knowledge you develop on this apprenticeship will help you advance your career and boost your promotion prospects.
With a degree, you could also study at Master's level after the course.