The University of Brighton offers courses with an extra year of foundation level to give students the support, knowledge and skills needed to progress. On successful completion of the foundation year, students transfer to the Electronic and Computer Engineering BEng(Hons). Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this course has a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. It gives students strong theoretical and practical knowledge of computing and digital electronics and the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a series of course projects. Students benefit from the excellent industrial links established by many of the university's staff.