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Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) - Top-Up

Full Time Course

Award Bachelor of Science
Course Title BSc (Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) - Top-Up
UCAS Code H600
Award Level 6
Start Dates September 2022
Study Mode Full Time - 1 year
Awarding Body University of Derby
UK Student £6165

Electrical engineering and electronics have transformed the way we live. We see this in everyday items like the laptop computer, television, mobile phone or MP3 player, or the lighting and equipment in our homes and work places. Less obvious, but just as important, is the contribution made to medicine, road transport, aerospace, and industry in general. This programme provides the education and training needed for holders of a relevant HND to gain an Honours degree, and hence contribute as a professional to these ground-breaking technologies.

This top-up programme is intended to give students who have successfully completed the HND or Foundation degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering the opportunity to progress to Honours Degree level.

The programme is vocationally oriented. It has been developed by the University of Derby, and benefits from their close association with local and regional industry. It is further informed by their research and scholarship profile, and their contacts internationally.

The content and structure of the BSc(Hons) Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) top-up programme is designed to provide you with an academically challenging and vocationally relevant top-up programme, building on an appropriate  HND or Foundation degree. It encompasses the main competencies needed to maintain and progress your career within industries engaged in electrical and/or electronic engineering.


You will benefit from an innovative variety of assessment modes. Assessment is mainly via coursework which can take forms such as traditional essays and reports, group project work, research and consultancy projects, presentations, posters, and design of digital materials. There are also in-class tests and computer-based assessments.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning will be provided via a blended delivery model, offering class-based lectures and tutorials, workshop and field-based practical activities and online delivery.

Entry Requirements

  • Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related major (subject to approval) or
  • Foundation Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or related major (subject to approval) or
  • Successful completion of two years of a degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering showing the equivalent of 240 credit points at levels 4 and 5


  • Evidence of the ability to study to a higher level, for example, shown by an HND or Foundation degree profile which includes some Merits and/or Distinctions, preferably in analytical units/modules
  • Achievement in Leve 5 Mathematics with grade Merit or Distinction

NOTE: all applications are subject to approval by the University of Derby

What you will cover

Year 1

  •   6EJ 515 Electrical Power Systems
  •   6EJ 517 Electronic Devices and Systems
  •   6EJ 518 Sensors and Control
  •   6TE 500 Independent Project (Engineering)
  •   6TE 501 Innovation in Sustainability

Careers and employability

You will have a wide range of employment opportunities in electrical and electronic engineering when you graduate. You could move into areas as diverse as avionics, medical electronics, automotive electrical and electronic systems, electrical power generation, the rail industry or music and entertainment.

The numeracy and problem solving skills you will develop during this course will also give you a wide range of alternative career options, including teaching, banking, accountancy, technical sales or management.

Recent University of Derby graduates have moved into electrical or electronic system design, installation and commissioning, programming, maintenance, and related activities. Derby graduates can be found developing climate data loggers, micro processor systems in cars, safety systems for forklift trucks or railway signals.

Professional Recognition

How to Apply

Please scan your supporting documents, such as a photo, passport, visa, qualifications, references etc. before starting the application form. You will also need access to your e-mail. New Students landing page

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