Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Electronic Engineering)

Entry Year: 2019

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BEng (Hons)
4 years
September 2019
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Science and Engineering Foundation Programme (Electronic Engineering)


Combine a foundation year with a traditional university degree in electronic engineering.

Get the skills and experience you need to study an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering with our integrated foundation programme, open to UK/EU and international students. You are guaranteed a place on one of the following programmes at Queen Mary, subject to meeting progression  requirements, without having to re-apply through UCAS:

As a foundation student, you will have full access to all student facilities, including welfare, library, social and sport. UK and EU foundation students are eligible for funding through the Student Loans Company. You will be taught on our Mile End campus by experienced university staff who also teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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Year 1

Foundation year

Below is the course structure for your foundation year. The structure and modules of the rest of your degree depend on which programme you progress onto.


  • Computing
  • Digital Electronics and Computer Systems
  • Physics – Mechanics and Materials

Choose from

  • Communication in Science and Technology
  • English Language I

Choose from

  • Mathematics I*
  • Principles of Mathematics

Choose from

  • Mathematics I*
  • Mathematics II*

Choose from

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Physics  Fields and Waves
  • Physics  Electricity and Atomic Physics

*You are allocated these modules automatically depending on your previous mathematics qualification.

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Years 2 - 4

Modules are dependant on your chosen degree programme. You can choose from:

Please note that all modules are subject to change.


What I enjoyed most about the course is the project work towards the end of the academic year. I’ve worked in a team and individually which gives me the opportunity to apply what I’ve learnt in lectures. I’ve also enjoyed the variety of modules that are taught in my course which has helped me to expand my knowledge in electronics. The lecturers are the most approachable people and are really keen to help students pass.


Teaching and learning

We use a mixture of teaching styles – lectures, tutorials, classroom activities and laboratory work.

A typical weekly workload is six to eight lectures and four to five hours of practical laboratories or workshops.

Outside of classes, you’ll need to spend 20 to 25 hours per week preparing, writing and reading.


Each module is assessed by written examinations (typically 70% of the final mark) and coursework (practical reports, essays, problem sheets, online exercises and tests). 

Resources and facilities

The School offers excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • newly refurbished lecture theatres
  • up-to-date IT facilities
  • modern, well-equipped labs.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this programme are currently being finalised and will be published shortly. If you need further information please contact the Admissions Team at or +44(0) 207 882 5511.

Non-UK students

We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.

English language

Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.

You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Further information

See our general undergraduate entry requirements.


Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.


Progression onto electronic engineering programmes

You are guaranteed a place on an electronic engineering programme at Queen Mary if you pass the foundation year. You can also use your foundation qualification to study at other UK or overseas universities. Progression requirements vary depending on the course.

Electronic engineering

Electronic engineers are in demand in sectors including aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, defence, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, transportation and telecommunications.

Recent electronic engineering graduates have been hired by:

  • Boots
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Network Rail.

Career support

Finding your first job is made easier through the School’s strong links with industry. We work with organisations offering graduate opportunities in banking, media, telecommunications and technology. We run an annual IT and Technology Fair, featuring up to 30 organisations seeking new talent.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the School

The School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science carries out world-class computer science research – and applies it to real-life problems. Being taught by someone who is changing the world with his or her ideas makes for exciting lectures and ensures you stay fully up to date. 91 per cent of our computer science research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

We are proud of our excellent student-staff relations, and our diverse student body: around a quarter of our students are women and 47 countries are represented.

The School has an energetic student community, taking part in programming competitions and hack events.

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