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Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

A step up for future electronic engineers. Equip your staff with a prestigious BSc (Hons) degree in Embedded Electronic Engineering from the University of Gloucestershire.​​

​​​​​​​​The Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship (Level 6)

The Embedded Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship from the University of Gloucestershire offers the triple guarantee of a quality degree, on-the-job experience and a professional pathway for future development.

Who is it for?

Designed for talented engineers who will use their accrued knowledge of electronics and electronic principles, married to an expertise in the end use of the final product. In electronics this end use can cover a wide spectrum. Upon completion, learners will earn a BSc degree in Embedded Electronics Engineering and those looking to develop careers in industrial sectors such as; Aerospace, Automotive, Automation and Instrumentation, Robotics, Telecommunications, Information and Computer Technology, Defence, Energy (including renewables), Transport and Consumer Electronics.

Qualification level

Degree / Level 6


3 - 4 years: End point assessment undertaken as soon as possible upon completion of year 3.

Qualifications upon completion

  • ​​BSc (hons) in Embedded Electronic Engineering from the University of Gloucestershire
  • Apprentices will also be eligible to join the British Computer Society upon completion of the second gateway

​​Course outline

​​Your staff will develop a firm grounding in the fundamentals of Technology and Electronics, Artificial Intelligence and Systems Engineering. Assignments relate directly to the learners employer organisation with a constant focus on applying learning in the workplace.

​Year 1

​Year 2

​Year 3

3D Computer and Prototype Modelling
Mobile Applications Development
Individual Research Project
Introduction to Programming Fundamentals
Artificial Intelligence
Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation
Fundamentals of Technology and Electronics
Design Research 2
Systems Engineering
Design Research 1
Smart Sensors and Applications
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to IoT Concepts and Technology
Mathematical Modelling
Sensors and Data Acquisition

Designing Connected IoT Products
​Work Based Project

End Point Assessment

Carried out by the University, the End point Assessment Organisation and the employer organisation. Degree apprentices will be required to present a learning portfolio and summary project, demonstrating growth in knowledge and professional development.​

Undertaken as soon as possible upon completion of Year 3

EEE key documents

Apprenticeship support


Looking after students well is a real strength at the University of Gloucestershire but don't take our word for it.

In the Times Higher Education Student Experience survey 2017, students ranked us highly for “good personal relationships with teaching staff" (equal 4th out of 122 universities in the UK), “personal requirements catered for" (equal 17th), and “high quality staff/lectures" (equal 21st).

All apprentices have a personal tutor and module tutors providing advice and guidance for them throughout as well as our Student Helpzone support staff.

As their employer, you will be able to access our dedicated apprenticeship support team, meaning that you are able to get the best out of your staff and the apprenticeship. A win, win.​

Funding sources


renticeship Levy introduced in April 2017, which if not used within 24 months will be lost to the employer. For SMEs and employers with a payroll under £3m there is funding support available. See below for more.

Fewer than 50 employees where the apprentice is 16-18 years oldNo cost to employer – government funded. Incentive payment of £1,000 for taking on an under 19 year old
Non-Levy paying employers – payroll is less than £3m

Government funds 90%

Incentive payment of £1,000 for taking on an under 19 year old

Levy paying employers – payroll is greater than £3m

Comes out of the Levy pot.


Interested to find out more?

For a no strings attached assessment of your apprenticeship programme from a member of our dedicated Apprenticeships team or for more details, please complete the form below.