Bachelor in Electrical Engineering (Electronics)


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Program Description

The Course

Electrical engineering is essential to the modern world, encompassing everything from energy and automation through to communications and transport. The BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering programme is designed to equip students with the skills to succeed as the engineers of the future.

Founded in collaboration with Siemens, the University of Lincoln’s School of Engineering has a core philosophy of research-led teaching. Our innovative industrial collaborations have led to a generous programme of bursaries and work experience opportunities. Further details can be found using the link at the top of this page.

Throughout the course, there are opportunities to engage in hands-on projects and benefit from learning in an environment where electrical engineering research is being conducted by our academics.

Strong links exist between our Mechanical and Electrical degrees, aiming to ensure graduates gain an excellent cross-disciplinary focus and an excellent understanding of engineering.

Our ground-breaking collaboration with Siemens has won prestigious Lord Stafford and Times Higher Education awards.

How You Study

The course covers core electrical engineering subjects and provides opportunities to specialise in advanced electronics.

The first and second year of the BEng Electrical Engineering programmes offers a foundation in engineering theory and practice. Students can develop fundamental knowledge in areas such as robotics, semiconductor device physics, electrical technology, electromagnetism, engineering mathematics and numerical computation. Teaching includes important technical and workshop skills and, after the first year, students can specialise in electrical and electronic engineering.

Specialist modules in the third year include power and smart electronics. At each stage, students have opportunities to practise and develop their engineering skills on real-life problems through project work.

Recorded videos of lectures are made available to full-time, part-time and distance learning students.

Jason Bradbury, host of The Gadget Show is currently a visiting speaker for the School.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.


The academic team brings a rich array of research experience in various fields of electronics, control, and power and energy. Our academics have secured grants from major UK and European research funders and have delivered research, development and consultancy for industrial partners such as Siemens, Castlet Inc, e2V, Dynex Semiconductor Ltd., and Arralis Ltd.

Included In Your Fees

The costs of any field trips undertaken as part of the course are covered by the School of Engineering.

Industry Links

The School of Engineering’s award-winning collaboration with Siemens delivers numerous benefits for students, including a generous package of bursaries and opportunities for work experience. These are offered to selected students on BEng or MEng programmes who make the University of Lincoln their first choice institution during the application process. Further information can be found in the Introduction tab. Our collaboration with Siemens has won a prestigious Lord Stafford Award and a Times Higher Education Award.

Entry Requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, to include a minimum grade B in Maths
  • International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Maths
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering: Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Maths

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.

Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities. Read less