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Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

to include A Level Mathematics

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English PLUS a minimum of grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points total, including Higher Level Mathematics at grade 6 OR 34 points total, including Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 6 and Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7.

UCAS Tariff

128

to include A Level Mathematics

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

The MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree will provide you with a strong technical background in the key subjects of electronics, power engineering, signal processing and mechatronics, in conjunction with engineering management.

You’ll spend your fourth year developing advanced, in-demand expertise at the cutting edge of the discipline, and completing a design project that helps you transition from study to professional practice.

We have been educating electrical and electronic engineers for almost 90 years.

Our degrees are dual-accredited by professional bodies, meaning your qualification will be recognised for its quality and relevance. In addition, you will:

- Learn from research-active academics working at the cutting-edge of their field

- Develop highly relevant, in-demand skills thanks to industry involvement in our curriculum

- Put your in-depth engineering knowledge into practice and apply your expertise to real-world problems with design projects at every stage of your studies

- Gain hands-on experience with high-tech equipment in modern undergraduate and research labs, including chip production facilities and electrical power equipment

- Take an optional work placement to boost your grades, employability and professional expertise

- Fast track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.

This degree provides a solid foundation for people wishing to pursue a career in electrical engineering, communications, control systems, robotics or sensor systems. Recent graduates have joined employers such as UK Power Networks, BT, National Grid, AECOM, BP, Huawei, British Aerospace and DeltaRail.

Modules

Year 1
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and design, with our common engineering first year.

- Mathematics I (20 credits)
- Engineering Science (20 credits)
- Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics I (20 credits)
- Solid Mechanics (20 credits)
- Electronics (20 credits)
- Design I (20 credits)
- Personal & Professional Development (5 credits)

Year 2
Specialise in electrical and electronic engineering with modules on digital design, electronics, programming and more. Complete your first electrical and electronic engineering group design project.

- Mathematics II (20 credits)
- Computer Science and Programming (20 credits)
- Electromagnetic Fields and Circuits (20 credits)
- Mechatronics (20 credits)
- Measurement and Data Analysis (20 credits)
- Digital Design (20 credits)

Year 3
Deepen your expertise with modules in signal processing and communications, system modelling and control, power engineering and more. Complete an independent and group design project to showcase your skills.

- Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
- Systems Modelling and Control (20 credits)
- Power Engineering (20 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 3) (20 credits)
- Engineering Management (20 credits)
- Design III: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (20 credits)

Year 4
Transition from academic study to professional practice with a major individual research project, plus group design exercises and modules covering advanced structural analysis and heat transfer, and advanced computational fluid dynamics.

- Advanced Signal Processing and Communications (20 credits)
- Microelectronic Circuits and Devices (20 credits)
- Robotics, Imaging and Vision (20 credits)
- Design IV: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (40 credits)
- MEng Individual Project (Stage 4) (20 credits)

Assessment methods

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2018/19 entry is as follows:

- Year 1
Written examination: 63% ? Coursework: 37%
- Year 2
Written examination: 53% ? Coursework: 47%
- Year 3
Written examination: 50% ? Coursework: 50%
- Year 4
Written examination: 41% ? Coursework: 59%

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£19,770
per year
International
£19,770
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
70%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
12%
Engineering professionals
12%
Electrical and electronic trades

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£31k

£31k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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