Prepare for further study and a career in the Electronics sector by exploring electronic technology in context

We are delighted to announce the launch of An Introduction to Electronic Engineering, a new, free online course designed to support 15-18 years olds develop their interest and expand their understanding.

The UK Electronics industry is one of the largest and most successful in the world, but what is it all about? Developed by the UKESF in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, this short course introduces the fundamentals of Electronics. Participants will explore key theoretical and practical concepts using interactive examples, including the basics of component level design from resistors to amplifiers, investigating how we power satellites in space and examining real-world control systems in action.

The course gives those with an interest in Electronics and Engineering the opportunity to examine real world Electronic systems and their components, experience how Electronics is used in the context of different systems and to develop their own skills in analysing, designing, and producing circuits.

Stewart Edmondson, CEO of the UK Electronics Skills Foundation said: “An Introduction to Electronic Engineering is a really good opportunity for sixth-formers to expand their knowledge and further develop their enthusiasm for Electronics. It will help them to make an informed decision about their degree subject, strengthen their university application, and support their preparations for further study.”

The course is available on the FutureLearn platform and takes three hours a week for three weeks to complete. To find out more and to begin the course, click here.