Electronics engineering Course Overview

Electronics engineering Course Overview

Electronics engineering deals with the beahviour and effects of electrons and with electronic devices, systems, or equipment.

In the US, electronics engineering is still regarded as a subdiscipline of electrical engineering, but other parts of teh world - especially Europe - consider it to be a specialised discipline in its own right.

What will you study?

An electronics engineering course will give you a thorough understanding of analogue and digital electronics, and microprocessor hardware and software. You should be able to apply this knowledge in the specification, design and testing of electronic and microelectronic systems.

Core subjects

Circuits, signals and systems; digital systems design using microcontrollers; electromagnetic fields and waves; electronics (analogue and digital); microprocessors/microcomputer/computer architecture; mobile communication systems and wireless networks; plasma processing of electronic materials; optical imaging.

Typical course duration

An electronics engineering degree will take at least three years to complete.


Prior study and good grades in physics and mathematics are required.

What do graduates do?

Graduates can pursue careers in manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, electronics, and research and development etc, as designers, engineers, technicians or project managers.