MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Analyse engineering systems, designs, processes & products. Use computer-aided engineering & design techniques. Apply management & business concepts.

  • Napier code:

    52211BI

  • UCAS code:

    H6H0

  • Course type:

    Full-Time

  • Duration:

    5 years

  • Award:

    MEng

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Course introduction

This programme allows students to realise their potential, particularly in their capacity for innovation, inquisitive and critical response to complex problems and their self-reliance and initiative.

Industrial employers are increasingly seeking graduates for managerial and professional level positions and this programme will provide you with the specialist skills for a career in electronic and electrical engineering.


Electrical Engineering students

This course balances the study of electronic and electrical engineering and focuses on the application of these skills to real-world engineering situations.

Study is broad enough to allow entry to a wide variety of career paths in all areas of electronic and electrical engineering or as an engineer working within other types of organisation.  Additionally, students can progress to postgraduate research in this or a related field.

IET Accreditation

The programme is accredited by the IET for full academic contribution towards Chartered Engineer status.

Studied full-time over five years using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, practical laboratories and group work.

What you study

Year 1

  • Computational Thinking and Practice 
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Communication
  • Mathematical Methods 1

Year 2

  •  Electronic Devices and Circuits 
  •  Electrical Engineering  
  •  Mathematical Methods 2
  •  Management for Engineers 1
  •  Control Measurement and Instrumentation
  •  Circuit Realisation

Year 3

  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronic Systems
  • Engineering Applications – Electrical and Electronic
  • Programmable Control Engineering
  • Management for Engineers 2
  • Integrated Engineering Design (Honours) or Individual Project (Degree)

Year 4

  •  Engineering Electronics
  •  Electrical Machines 
  •  Electronic Drives
  •  Embedded Systems
  •  Honours Project

Year 5

  •  MEng Dissertation
  •  Group Design Project
  •  Communication Electronics
  •  Distributed Generation
  •  Study Abroad or Industrial Engineering Practice or Design and Quality Management & Digital Signal Processing


Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Students gaining a Master of Engineering degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering could gain employment in the following areas: 
  • Design Engineering in an Electrical/Electronic organisations
  • Manufacturing Process Engineering
  • Communications Industry
  • Electrical Supply Industry
  • Engineering Analysts
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Education


Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade B in English.

A Level

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade B in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017: B1,B1,B1,B3 at HL including Maths + a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* + OL English at B3.

2017 onwards: H2,H2,H2,H3 at HL including Maths + a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* + OL English at O3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6,5,5 including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

Grade 5 in SL English. 

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade B in English.

A Level

AAB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade B in English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade A in the graded unit.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3.

Minimum Year 3 

HND

Pass in a relevant subject with Grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 50% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 60% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

*Accepted Science and Technical Subjects: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.


English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.


Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We're committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
Students from 2017/18 2018/19
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £13,900 £14,350

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