Electrical & Electronic Engineering MEng



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

Overview

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

During your studies, you will develop the ability to analyse electronic and electrical engineering systems, designs, processes and products, use computer-aided engineering tools and design techniques, as well as learn how to apply management and business concepts.

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

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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

5 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

H6H0

Course details

In year one the course focuses on learning engineering principles and practices, as well as computing skills and principles of design, relating to a wide range of engineering disciplines.

You will then progress on to further develop knowledge in the principles of the field and engineering management. You will implement practical solutions across a range of applied applications and develop your skills in lateral problem solving and innovative thinking.

In year four you will undertake an individual, industry-focused research project to help you gain the project management skills needed by professional engineers and gain advanced technical understanding of the design, control and integration of electrical power, embedded systems and electronic digital systems.

In your final year you will have the opportunity to develop your team-working skills through a multidisciplinary group project. You will also gain enhanced skills in areas of digital signal processing, communication electronics and distributed power systems.

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    How you’ll be taught

    Lectures with tutorials and practical laboratories, three modules each semester.
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    Assessments

    Coursework and exam for each module.
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    Work placement


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    Study abroad

    There is an opportunity to study for one semester at our partner university in Austria.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Engineering Skills
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Practice
  • 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 and Digital Signal Processing

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Disclaimer

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 Electric and Electronic Engineering?

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and 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.

Can you go straight into second year of university?

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 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.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

  • Standard Entry Requirement: ABBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. National 5 Grade C in English.
  • Minimum Offer Entry Requirement: BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. Please note that a minimum grade of B must be achieved in each of these required subjects. National 5 grade C in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies

A Level

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

Irish Leaving Certificate

  • H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL including Maths + a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
  • OL English at O4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6,5,5 including a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
  • Grade 5 in SL Maths and grade 4 in SL English.

T-Level 

  • Grade Merit
  • T Level must be completed in an Engineering subject or include Science (not Biology) and Maths components. Alternatively, A Level Maths and a Science (not Biology) would be required. Please contact ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk to check if you meet the subject specific requirements.
  • GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

  • DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject (Maths/Science – must include A Level Maths or equivalent)
  • GCSE English at C/4. 

Technical subjects accepted

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

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

  • BBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
  • National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

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

HNC

  • Pass HNC in Engineering Systems, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics with grade A in the graded unit.
  • Must include passes in the modules 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

HND

  • Pass HND in Engineering Systems, Electrical Engineering or Mechatronics with grade A at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

  • Must include passes in the modules Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Irish Ordinary Degree

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

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

  • Pass in a relevant subject with 70% overall, with a minimum of 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

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 2023/24 2024/25
Scotland £1,820 £1,820
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
Overseas and EU £17,580 £19,340
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.
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.


Careers

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Career opportunities include:

  • 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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