Electronic and Electrical Engineering (Level 1 Top-Up)

UCAS Code: H600
Classification: BEng (Hons)
Course Mode: Full time
Course Duration: 1 Year
Course Location: David Goldman Informatics Centre, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's
Subject Area: Engineering
From To UK Fee * International Fee
No fee information is currently available.

* Exceptions may apply.  Please see Fees and Finance for further information.


This innovative BEng (Hons) Degree programme is offered both on-campus and at one of our partner centres around the world. The on-campus full-time course consists only of the third level of the programme and is available to suitably qualified students who have attained an HND in Electronic and Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

The programme covers the fields of both Electronics System Design and Electrical Power Engineering, SCADA and PLCs and Operations Management. Appraisal of a student's prior academic achievement is necessary in most cases, and possible bridging module studies advised where necessary, in order to achieve a smooth transition to final year study.

Currently we have partner centres of study offering this course in Tyndale Electronics School in Singapore, Segi group of Colleges in Malaysia and Hong Kong College of Technology.

It would ideally suit a person qualified to Diploma level or working at technician level with ambition to move into technical management, or a more senior engineer who has encountered a glass ceiling due to the lack of a degree.

Students follow text based materials and have the added advantage of being tutored by subject experts, most of whom have been responsible for writing the original course material.

Added to this there are the advantages of using the additional and easily accessible resources of the Faculty to complete practical work related to each module, making the option of attendance as a full-time student an attractive alternative to independent study.


Course Content

Year 3

Core Modules:

  • Electrical Power
  • Electonic Systems Design
  • Final Year Project
  • Manufacturing Systems Design
  • Project Management Planning Control
  • SCADA and PLCS


Entry Requirements

Typically HND in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or equivalent.

Assessment of Prior Achievement will be made, either by staff at Sunderland or staff at an overseas centre, of each applicants submission and advice given on suitability for direct entry to Level 3 study.

Recommendation of bridging study may be made to some candidates not quite fulfilling entry requirements.


Fees and Finance

The fees for this course are as specified in the table at the top of the page.

Please note that different fees apply to students studying for "Equivalent or Lower Qualifications" (ELQs). For more information about ELQs, please see the page Information for applicants who already have an HE Qualification.

For information about University scholarships and bursaries please see the page Fees and Finance.


Teaching and Assessment

You will benefit from impressive teaching resources, including an Electronics and Electrical Power Laboratory, and a Robotics and PLCs Laboratory.

The Department also has Power System and Power Electronic modelling software, study areas and meeting areas. You are encouraged to develop as an independent learner supported by a variety of these facilities including a dedicated engineering library, online databases and full internet access.

Teaching combines lectures, seminars and tutorials with practical project work.

Assessment ranges from written examinations and multiple-choice tests to computer based evaluation and comprehensive dissertation projects.


Career Opportunities

Good electronics and electrical engineers have a wide choice of careers. In sectors as diverse as the automotive industry, aerospace, power generation and communications, you can contribute to design, project management, and even sales and marketing.

Many major blue chip employers are finding it hard to recruit engineering graduates, and engineers are soon earning between £20,000 and £30,000 p.a.


Supplemental Information

You will have access to excellent facilities. These include dedicated electrical engineering, control and electronics laboatoriesries, an engineering library and workshop facilities. 



*World Class Web/Design Tools*
The University of Sunderland has made a significant investment in providing students with access to the latest releases of Adobe products.

Selected PCs within the St Peter's and Murray Libraries have been pre-loaded with the Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Adobe Design Premium Suite for your exclusive use.

CS4 Creative includes key products such as Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver as well as Photoshop and a range of many others.

Further information is available from:

For information regarding locations of PC or Macs within your own faculty that have access to Adobe products please contact your Faculty IT Support.

If you are interested in purchasing Adobe products for your own PC/Mac Adobe offer significant savings for student purchases via any of its approved re-sellers.

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