MEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-time

Electronic & Electrical Engineering MEng



According to the Engineering Report 2015, Electrical & Electronic Engineering is one of the most in-demand professions in the UK

Overview

Electronic & Electrical 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

UCAS code:

H6H0

Placement:

Yes


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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 your final year you will work on your MEng dissertation as well as gaining enhanced skills in areas of digital signal processing, communication electronics and distributed power systems.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught Lectures with tutorials and practical laboratories, three modules each semester.
  • note and pen Assessments Coursework and exam for each module.
  • briefcase Work placement You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement in year5. Our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities.
  • study abroad 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 on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

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.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

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

National 5 Grade C in English.

Adjusted 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 specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. For further information see 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

Pre-2017 Grading System:

B1, B1, B1, B3 at HL including Maths + a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

OL English at C2.

New Grading System:

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

Grade 4 in SL English.

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

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

National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

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

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

HNC

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

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3.

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 3

HND

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

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

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

Technical subjects accepted

*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.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by 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 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 2018/19 2019/20
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland (RUK) £9,000 £9,250
Overseas £14,350 £14,925
RUK Students starting in 2018/19 will be invoiced the 2018/19 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study. Students starting in 2019/20 will be invoiced the 2019/20 fee for 3 years of their 4 years of study.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

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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