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outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University
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Our IET-accredited BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship) allows you to invest in your workforce by combining university education, work-based learning, and ongoing professional development. While working as a valuable part of your team, your apprentices can gain the skills and knowledge needed to design and develop electronic circuits, devices and systems for a range of industries.
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Our BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship) is aimed at those who are committed to developing their career in this challenging and exciting industry. The course has been informed by employers and is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng). This degree incorporates the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by the Level 6 Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer (ST0151) so your staff can learn to apply their knowledge of electronics and embedded systems to the design of useful, reliable and safe circuits and devices for manufacture at a competitive cost.
Your apprentices will spend 80% of their time at work and 20% at the University, usually on a day-release basis. Study at the University of Bolton complements learning in the workplace, supporting your apprentices as they learn to understand, enhance, design and support electrical- and electronics-based technology. Offering a solid foundation in the fundamental scientific and mathematical principles underpinning engineering, this course can prepare apprentices for higher-level responsibilities within your organisation. Our expert team will support them as they develop the ability to bring concepts to life through a combination of engineering know-how, engineering problem and system modelling, computer-aided design, testing and manufacturing skill, and engineering management knowledge. We’ll guide your apprentices, helping them gain skills in logical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and teamwork, as well as a focus on quality, ethics, and safety.
This degree apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to offer structured training, a recognised degree-level qualification, and support towards professional registration with the IET, helping you attract the best new talent and retain valued staff through career progression. Studying flexibly alongside work allows apprentices to put their new skills and understanding into practice without delay, benefitting your organisation immediately.
If you’re looking for undergraduate-level training in this subject area but don’t work for an employer who is offering apprenticeships, please see our related courses section for details of study opportunities that don’t require current employment.
The University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
After graduation, candidates may have the option to study the University of Bolton’s MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MSc Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management programmes, both of which are designed to meet the full academic requirements to achieve CEng status.
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Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.
The BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Degree Apprenticeship) programme is designed to meet the Level 6 Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer Apprenticeship Standard (ST0151). Developed by employers, consultants and contractors, the apprenticeship standard underpins a highly relevant qualification and professional development pathway that prepares apprentices to develop the next generations of products such as smartphones, electric vehicles, communications satellites, smart grids and help bring concepts such as smart cities into reality.
In addition to technical knowledge, this programme offers your degree apprentices the opportunity to develop a range of key employability skills. These include the ability to use specialist knowledge creatively and innovatively to solve problems, the ability to produce and interpret technical solutions, the ability to explain design ideas, effective communication (spoken and written), good team working skills, project and time management, and strong decision-making skills.
This degree apprenticeship aims to support the development of the next generation of electrical and electronic engineers. On successful completion of the end point assessment apprentices will be well prepared to take on demanding roles in embedded electronic systems design and development in industries such as aerospace, automotive, automation and instrumentation, robotics, telecommunications, information and computer technology, defence, energy (including renewables), transport and consumer electronics.
Graduate apprentices may choose to continue their training in electrical and electronic engineering in order to achieve the professional standards to become a Chartered Engineer (CEng). For instance, the University of Bolton’s MSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MSc Systems Engineering (Electronic) and Engineering Management programmes are designed to meet the full academic requirements set by IET and the Engineering Council to achieve Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. These master’s-level courses are also available as Level 7 Degree Apprenticeships.
Graduate apprentices might also choose to pursue further study in a specialist field or in research.
Apprentices will need to be employed by your organisation for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Your organisation will also need to commit to sponsoring apprentices to complete this qualification.
For further information on how your organisation can access funds to support apprentices, please e-mail email@example.com.
Whether you’re an employer, employee or school leaver, please visit our Apprenticeship web page for support and advice regarding apprenticeships.
As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.
We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.
Apprentices will not be expected to pay tuition fees towards this programme. If your organisation has a wage bill of more than £3 million per annum, then it may be able to fund this Degree Apprenticeship through its Apprenticeship Levy contributions. If your organisation does not pay the levy, it may be eligible for government support to fund apprenticeships. This support, called co-investment, covers 95% of the apprenticeship’s tuition fees with your organisation funding the remaining 5% of the fees.
The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.
The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021-2022.
There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme.
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Electrical and electronic engineering is a diverse and multi-faceted discipline so we use a wide range of teaching and learning methods. These are designed to fully engage apprentices, helping them to develop the skills, knowledge, self-awareness and behaviours essential to become an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and a Chartered Engineer (CEng), with particular reference to your organisation and their place within it. Learning focuses on your workplace environment and works towards building the transferable body of knowledge and skills demanded to achieve IEng status, and apply this expertise within your organisation. Your apprentices will spend approximately 80% of their time in the workplace, with the other 20% of their time being devoted to off-the-job training and university learning.
Formally timetabled classes, including lectures, tutorials and tutor-led in-class exercises, along with case studies, laboratories, investigations and assignments, in groups and individually, are designed to help apprentices acquire and develop appropriate concepts, knowledge and skills. Our personal tutor system underpins all our teaching activities and provides one-on-one support, peer support and individual care and attention.
Other teaching methods, such as open-ended projects and design, make and test activities, provide opportunities to develop creativity and innovation skills. These are designed to meet the professional body accreditation requirements, as well as help apprentices to apply, assimilate and integrate their understanding of the course material. Personal study time is required, along with online learning in the form of maintaining an electronic personal development plan (ePDP). As your apprentices progress through the programme, their studies will become less structured and more open-ended in nature as they develop as independent learners.
Your organisation will need to provide each apprentice with a workplace mentor to support their development. They will also benefit from regular visits from a University tutor. The workplace mentor, University tutor and apprentice will work together to create the individual learning plan required to progress the apprentice’s professional body membership.
For the degree element of this programme, we assess each apprentice’s individual performance through a strategic blend of project or design reports, examinations, portfolios, presentations, blogs and other assignments. Some assessments contribute to their final module marks, while others are designed to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses, and where they need to seek extra support from course tutors. In addition to the assessments associated with the degree programme, apprentices will undertake an end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship period.
The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.
The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.
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