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Course details

  • UCAS code: H603
  • Study mode: Full-time
  • Length: 3 years

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Bachelor of Engineering

A Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) is a bachelor’s degree awarded for an undergraduate programme in engineering.

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Course overview

Studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering allows you to specialise in subjects as diverse as power generation and transmission, and antennas and digital systems design, preparing you for an exciting career within the world of modern electronics.

Introduction

Electrical engineering is not simply about the production and transmission of electrical energy, but also about how it is used. In both its transmission and usage there are significant and increasing challenges facing electrical engineers, many related to sustainability and the environment.

This programme is designed for students with an interest in communications engineering and associated electronics, covering a wide range of topics in electronic and communications engineering.

You will learn through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering students graduate with skills sought after by a wide range of employers who are actively seeking engineers.

What you'll learn

  • Practical problem-solving skills
  • Advanced skills in hardware and/or software design and implementation
  • Use of industry standard tools, technologies and working methods
  • How to take projects from conception through to design, implementation and operation
  • Solid training in both software and hardware information technology

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditations in detail

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023

We’re proud to announce we’ve been awarded a Gold rating for educational excellence.

Accreditations

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

Discover what you'll learn, what you'll study, and how you'll be taught and assessed.

Year one

In your first year, module subjects covered range from digital electronics and electronics circuits, through to electromagnetism and electromechanics.

Compulsory modules

Digital & Integrated Electronics Design (ELEC143)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

The module comprises of two parts Digital Electronics and Integrated Electronics. For the Digital part, students are provided with the knowledge of number systems, laws of Boolean algebra and introduced to the basic methods for designing combinational and sequential logic circuits. For the Integrated part, students are introduced to various silicon electronic devices and provided with the opportunity to understand the basic principles of silicon microelectronics designs processes including designing layouts for simple circuit.

Electrical Circuits & Systems (ELEC142)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 3

Fundamental course on circuit analysis techniques.

Electromagnetism & Electromechanics (ELEC120)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

This module includes two parts. The first part of this module covers electrostatics, current and permanent electromagnetism. The second part of the module covers electromechanics, including the principles and construction of DC and AC machines, transformers and linear actuators.

Electronic Circuits (ELEC104)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 3

This module aims to introduce students to fundamental electronic devices (diodes and transistors), and how these devices are used in amplifier and switching circuits. The module is assessed via two laboratory sessions (20%) and two coursework online assignments (80%).

Engineering Skills (ELEC171)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 3

Introductory module that teaches practical skills for electrical engineering students, focusing on basic laboratory skills. The practical skills are linked with theory presented in other Year 1 modules including those on analogue and digital electronics, and electromagnetics. The module includes an introduction to a technical programming language (MATLAB) and an introduction to the ethical and sustainability issues that face modern engineers.

Introduction to Programming in C (ELEC129)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

This module is an introductory course to the C computer programming language. The module provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of C programming (variables, data types, operators, pointers, arrays, strings, structures, functions, input/output operations and flow control) and the software development method (specification, analysis, design, implementation/coding and testing).

Mathematics A for Electrical Engineers (ELEC191)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 1

Mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, to support their technical modules.

Mathematics B for Electrical Engineers (ELEC192)

Credits: 15 / Semester: semester 2

Basic mathematics for students registered in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, concentrating on those groups of students who have, on the average, weaker preparation for University level Maths such as entrants with the BTEC qualification (but not limited to that group). Exam practice is another important component of this module. This module follows on from ELEC191

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Our curriculum

The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

  • Digital fluency
  • Confidence
  • Global citizenship

Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

  • Research-connected teaching
  • Active learning
  • Authentic assessment

All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

Course options

Studying with us means you can tailor your degree to suit you. Here's what is available on this course.

Global Opportunities

University of Liverpool students can choose from an exciting range of study placements at partner universities worldwide.

What's available on this course?

Year in China

Immerse yourself in Chinese culture on an optional additional year at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in stunning Suzhou.

  • Learn Chinese
  • Study in a bustling world heritage city
  • Improve employment prospects
  • Study Chinese culture
  • 30 minutes from Shanghai
  • Learn new skills

Read more about Year at XJTLU, China

Year in industry

Year in industry placements give you an in-depth workplace experience where you can develop your skills and apply your learning.

  • Develop key employability skills that graduate employers are looking for
  • Experience and understand workplace culture and disciple
  • Understand the relationship between academic theory and real world application
  • Begin your professional network
  • Gain industry insight and insight into potential career options.

If you'd like to undertake a year in industry, you can transfer to Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons) during your studies, subject to meeting the academic requirements of your course.

View Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons)

To spend a year in industry, you'll need to secure a placement with an organisation. If you're unable to find a placement, you'll continue with the standard version of the course without a year in industry.

Language study

Every student at The University of Liverpool can study a language as part of, or alongside their degree. You can choose:

  • A dedicated languages degree
  • A language as a joint or major/ minor degree
  • Language modules (selected degrees)
  • Language classes alongside your studies

Read more about studying a language

Study as part of XJTLU 2+2

Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons) can be studied through the 2+2 programme by students on the following XJTLU courses. Select your course for further details:

The natural next step for ambitious XJTLU students who want to build a brilliant career.

  • Spend two years at the University of Liverpool campus
  • Improve your prospects of progressing to postgraduate study at a top 100 university
  • Receive two degrees: one from XJTLU, one from the University of Liverpool
  • Get support with visas, accommodation and your career.

Read more about the 2+2 programme.

Your experience

This course is delivered by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, which is home to well-equipped modern laboratories for undertaking practical work. The department features a number of strong research groups and has excellent links with the electronics industry. All lecturers are actively engaged in research and most have international reputations, ensuring students are given the most up-to-date and commercially-relevant education.

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Careers and employability

Graduates of this degree programme go on to a wide range of careers: you may be responsible for planning the electricity distribution network, or you may be designing the electronics of the next ‘must have’ item.

Some of our graduates go on to work in the industrial sector, in government and in education, whilst others enter non-technical professions such as banking, accountancy, management and law.

Specific career paths are many and varied, and have previously included:
  • Design Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Medical Physicist
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist
  • Radio Frequency Scientist.
Many graduates have moved on to have careers with employers in the following industries:
  • Technology: ARM Holdings Ltd, Ericsson Ltd, Logica CMG, Marconi, Siemens UK
  • Energy: British Nuclear Group, Energetix Group PLC, Scottish Power, United Utilities PL
  • Healthcare: Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  • (Clinical Engineering)Government/Research: Daresbury Laboratory, Ministry of Defence, Science and Technology Facilities Council, The Highways Agency
  • Engineering/Manufacturing: Deva Electronic Controls, Heap and Partners Ltd.

100% of electrical engineering and electronics students are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduation.

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Fees and funding

Your tuition fees, how to pay, and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees

UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
Full-time place, per year £9,250
Year in industry fee £1,850
Year abroad fee £1,385
International fees
Full-time place, per year £27,200
Year in industry fee £1,850
Year abroad fee £13,600
Fees are correct for the academic year 2024/25. Please note that the Year Abroad fee also applies to the Year in China.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment, operating University facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

Additional costs

Your tuition fee covers almost everything. but you may have additional study costs to consider, such as books, specialist equipment or field trips.

All essential safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

Additional study costs

Your tuition fee covers almost everything. but you may have additional study costs to consider, such as books, specialist equipment or field trips.

All essential safety equipment, other than boots, is provided free of charge by the department.

Find out more about additional study costs.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to provide tuition fee discounts and help with living expenses while at university.

Check out our Liverpool Bursary, worth up to £2,000 per year for eligible UK students. Or for international students, our Undergraduate Global Advancement Scholarship offers a tuition fee discount of up to £5,000 for eligible international students starting an undergraduate degree from September 2024.

Discover our full range of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

Entry requirements

The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

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English language requirements

You'll need to demonstrate competence in the use of English language, unless you’re from a majority English speaking country.

We accept a variety of international language tests and country-specific qualifications.

International applicants who do not meet the minimum required standard of English language can complete one of our Pre-Sessional English courses to achieve the required level.

English language qualification Requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5
TOEFL iBT 78 overall, with minimum scores of listening 17, writing 17, reading 17 and speaking 19
Duolingo English Test 105 overall, with no component below 95
Pearson PTE Academic 59 overall, with no component below 59
LanguageCert Academic 65 overall, with no skill below 60
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English 0500 Grade C overall, with a minimum of grade 2 in speaking and listening. Speaking and listening must be separately endorsed on the certificate.
Cambridge IGCSE First Language English 0990 Grade 4 overall, with Merit in speaking and listening
Cambridge IGCSE Second Language English 0510/0511 0510: Grade C overall, with a minimum of grade 2 in speaking. Speaking must be separately endorsed on the certificate. 0511: Grade C overall.
Cambridge IGCSE Second Language English 0993/0991 0993: Grade 5 overall, with a minimum of grade 2 in speaking. Speaking must be separately endorsed on the certificate. 0991: Grade 5 overall.
International Baccalaureate Standard Level grade 5 or Higher Level grade 4 in English B, English Language and Literature, or English Language
Cambridge ESOL Level 2/3 Advanced 169 overall, with no paper below 162

PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH

Do you need to complete a Pre-Sessional English course to meet the English language requirements for this course?

The length of Pre-Sessional English course you’ll need to take depends on your current level of English language ability.

Find out the length of Pre-Sessional English course you may require for this degree.

Pre-sessional English

If you don’t meet our English language requirements, we can use your most recent IELTS score, or the equivalent score in selected other English language tests, to determine the length of Pre-Sessional English course you require.

Use the table below to check the course length you're likely to require for your current English language ability and see whether the course is available on campus or online.

Your most recent IELTS score Pre-Sessional English course length On campus or online
5.5 overall, with no component below 5.5 6 weeks On campus
5.5 overall, with no component below 5.0 10 weeks On campus and online options available
5.0 overall, with no component below 5.0 12 weeks On campus and online options available
5.0 overall, with no component below 4.5 20 weeks On campus
4.5 overall, with no component below 4.5 30 weeks On campus
4.0 overall, with no component below 4.0 40 weeks On campus

If you’ve completed an alternative English language test to IELTS, we may be able to use this to assess your English language ability and determine the Pre-Sessional English course length you require.

Please see our guide to Pre-Sessional English entry requirements for IELTS 6.0, with no component below 5.5, for further details.

Changes to Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons)

See what updates we've made to this course since it was published. We document changes to information such as course content, entry requirements and how you'll be taught.

7 June 2022: New course pages

New course pages launched.

6 December 2022: Module changes

Compulsory module list updated

 

Year 2 compulsory modules

Added – MATH282: Field Theory, Partial Differential Equations & Methods of Solution

 

Year 3 optional module list updated – See course page