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De Montfort University

Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Integrated Masters)

UCAS Code: H601

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C

A-Level Maths or Physics at C or above

UCAS Tariff

120

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is is a specialist programme of study, which builds on our established expertise in teaching electronic engineering. This course has been newly adapted in direct response to the need for qualified and skilled engineers in the electrical power industry. You will have the opportunity to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering on its own, or choose from two specialist streams Power and Systems Integration or Electronic Engineering), which share a common first and second year and comprise of specialist modules in year three. This course is aimed at those who wish to forge careers in the power generation, transmission or distribution industries, along with the power electronics industry and embedded power generation. The difference between the MEng and the BEng route is that as well as specialising in more advanced topics, you will fully meet the AHEP3 academic requirements for professional registration at the Chartered Engineer level.

Modules

First year
• Engineering Mathematics
• Principles of Engineering Design
• Mechanical Principles
• Electrical Principles
• CAD and Programming
Second year
• Advanced Engineering Mathematics
• Control and Instrumentation
• Electromagnetics
• Applied Electronics
• Project Management
• Embedded Systems and Drives
Third year
• Individual Project
• Advanced Digital Design
Specialist Modules
Power Electronics and Generation
Electrical Transmission and Distribution
Fourth year MEng (Hons)
Group Project
Business Management, Society, Accounting and Ethics
Power Electronics
Specialist Module
Advanced Power Networks

Assessment methods

The course is taught by experienced staff who will help you gain a sound understanding of engineering principles along with personal skills that will enable you to embark on a rewarding career.
Student-centred learning takes place through research and presentation of findings, report writing, individual and group assignments as well as practical work-based exercises for development of skills and competence.
Coursework components are largely laboratory-based and use assessment methods ranging from traditional formal reports, to group exercises assessed by logbook, oral examination and directed independent study.
In the first year as part of the Principles of Engineering Design module, students take part in a group design project involving the design and construction of a machine to a set specification. Where possible, this is also assessed part way through the year by a presentation made to a practising Project Manager from local industry.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

55%
UK students
45%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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Electrical and electronic 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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Engineering professionals
9%
Science, engineering and production technicians
9%
Managers and proprietors in other services

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.

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