Electrical & Electronic Engineering BEng/BEng (Hons)

Learn to create engineering solutions and systems that have implications in almost every area of modern society


Electrical & Electronic Engineering is a fascinating field, and one which could make your time at university a challenging, enriching and rewarding experience.

It is something that touches all aspects of our lives and we simply couldn't do without. If you like the idea of creating electrical and electronic systems which could help millions of people on a day to day basis, like the systems used in phones, computers or the generation and distribution of electrical supply systems, then a degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering is for you.

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 organisations.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as full-time)


6 years

Start date:


Course details

In year one you will develop knowledge in the principles of the field and engineering management.

During years two and three you will implement practical solutions across a range of applied applications and develop your skills in lateral problem solving and innovative thinking.

In your final year you will work on your honours project as well as gaining enhanced skills in areas of analogue electronics, embedded systems and electrical machines and power systems.

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    How you’ll be taught

    You'll be taught through lectures, alongside tutorials and practical laboratories. In your first year, you'll study one module per semester, and in subsequent years you'll study 2 modules per semester.
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    Coursework and exam for each module.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Control Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Management for Engineers 1

Year 2

  • Electronic Devices and Circuits
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mathematical Methods 2
  • Circuit Realisation

Year 3

  • Electrical Systems
  • Engineering Applications (Electrical and Electronic)
  • Programmable Control Engineering
  • Management for Engineers 2

Year 4

  • Electronic Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Embedded Systems
  • Integrated Engineering Design (Honours) or Individual Project (Degree)

Year 5

  • Engineering Electronics
  • Honours Project
  • Electronic Drives



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

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

What are the entry requirements for Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

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.

Please note there is no year 1 entry for part-time to this course.

Can you go straight into second year of university?

Advanced entry into Year 2 or Year 3 of this course is possible for students with suitable qualifications. See the individual year tabs for more information.

Can I make an appointment with an advisor to discuss further about the admission process?

If you want to get more information on the admission process, please get in touch with the undergraduate admissions team by submitting an enquiry form above.


The University does not sponsor students to study on part-time programmes in the UK under the Student Visa route. International Applicants must therefore have other valid immigration leave to study on this programme.

Minimum Year 2 entry requirements

SQA Advanced Higher

  • BBC including Maths (Applications of Maths not accepted) and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

  • BBB including Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

  • DDD (Distinction, Distinction, Distinction) in a related subject. BTEC must include Maths/A Level Grade B in Maths
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English. 


  • Pass HNC in Engineering Systems, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics with grade B in the graded unit.
  • Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3.

Technical subjects accepted

  • *Physics, Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Graphic Communication, Computing Science, Design & Technology.

Minimum Year 3


  • Pass HND in Engineering Systems, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics with grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units
  • Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4.


  • Pass DUT in a relevant subject with overall grade 12 to include grade 11 in English in final year of studies.

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.

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
  • All Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

See who can apply for more information on Graduate Apprenticeship courses.

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2024/25 2025/26
Scotland *£305 *£tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland *£1,157 *£tba
Overseas and EU *£3,225 *£tba
Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.
Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next. For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships
If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


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Students gaining a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering could gain employment in the following areas:

  • Design engineering in electrical/electronic organisations
  • Manufacturing process engineering
  • Communications industry
  • Electrical supply industry
  • Engineering Analysts
  • Building services engineering
  • Production engineering and education
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