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If you study Electrical Engineering BEng at XJTLU you can choose from these options to study at the University of Liverpool on the XJTLU 2+2 programme.

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (Hons): XJTLU 2+2 programme

Course details

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.

Course overview

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.

However, you are also not limited to a career in engineering, with many employers actively seeking engineers for their mixture of numerical ability and practical problem solving skills. One day per week is timetabled for practical work in our well-equipped modern laboratories during the first year. In the final year you will choose from a wide range of projects that is either linked to research work or has some industrial relevance.

Modules covered in the second year range from digital electronics and electronic circuits through to electromagnetism and electromechanics. In the final year you will be able to choose a specialisation from ‘electrical engineering’, ‘electrical and electronic engineering’, ‘electronic engineering’, or ‘electronic and communication engineering’.

Course content and modules

Discover what you’ll learn in each year, the kinds of modules you’ll study, and how you’ll be taught and assessed. The programme detail and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Year two

Electrical engineering

‘Electrical engineering’ is not simply about producing and transmitting electrical energy, it is also about how it is used. In both its transmission and usage there are significant and increasing challenges facing electrical engineers; many of these are related to sustainability and the environment. Over the last decade there has been an increase in the generation of electrical energy from greener sources (eg wind, wave, solar etc) and more efficient consumer products with increased electronics and software.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

‘Electrical and Electronic Engineering’ is the broadest of the four specialisations and will allow you to choose lecture modules from an extensive list of options including subjects as diverse as Power generation and transmission, Antennas and Digital systems design with verilog.

Electronics Engineering

The ‘electronics’ specialisation will prepare you for the world of modern electronics. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics is particularly strong in electronics with research groups in solid state silicon electronics, molecular electronics and bionano electronics.

The Department also has excellent links with the electronics industry; for example ARM Ltd, who design the microprocessors that go into 90% of all mobile phones, have supported the Department through donations (from the Founding CEO of ARM plc, Sir Robin Saxby, an electronics graduate from the University of Liverpool), summer work placements, ideas for project work and, most significantly, employment for many recent graduates.

Electronic and Communications Engineering

It is an exciting time for the electronic and communications industry. New and innovative products are coming out every day. The rapid growth of the wireless market is fuelled by technological innovation. The current wireless communication systems include 3G mobile phones, Bluetooth, wireless local area network (WLAN), and Wi-Fi. More exciting wireless systems and technologies (such as WiMAX and 4G) are emerging all the time. This programme is designed for those students with an interest in communications engineering and associated electronics. It covers a wide range of topics in electronic and communications engineering. You will not only learn how a communication system works, but also understand what electronic components are required for such a system.

On the 2+2 programme, you'll study your third and fourth years at the University of Liverpool. These will be year two and year three of the University of Liverpool's programme of study.


CMOS Integrated Circuits (ELEC212)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester:

An important feature of this module is the extent to which it combines design activity with very relevant industrial concepts and a deeper understanding of device physical principles and electromagnetism. Over a period of time an approach to the integration of such contrasting concepts has been developed and it is universally regarded by the students as being both stimulating and demanding. It aims to provide the background for later modules, relevant final year projects, but particularly for employment in those industries that are firmly based in microelectronics technology. It develops the concept of design as being more than simple problem solving, but something demanding high levels of innovation still based on sound physical principles. In this respect it builds on earlier work in Engineering Electromagnetism and Integrated Electronics and Design. They are not, however, essential for students to undertake this module. The module is assessed through Design Assignment (25%) and formal examination (75%).

Communication Systems (ELEC202)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester:

This module will teach fundamental knowledge on communication systems.

Digital Electronics & Microprocessor Systems (ELEC211)

Credits: 15 / Semester:

​This module covers two areas.  In digital electronics, it covers topics which build on the basic knowledge gained in the first year digital electronics programme and learning some hardware description language (HDL) programming. In microprocessor systems, it introduces the topic from the basics describing how a microprocessor works and learning some assembly language programming.

Electrical Circuits & Power Systems (ELEC209)

Credits: 15 / Semester:

This module is aimed at equipping students with tools to analyse inter-related electrical circuits and systems and to provide students with an introduction to the components and composition of an electric power system. It also covers the different primary energy sources and the way in which power is delivered to the customers. Teaching and learning are provided through variety of means like formal lectures, problem sheets, supplementary question sheets, worked example sheets along with formative and summative online tests (through CANVAS, the electronic VLE system). Assessment is carried out by means of coursework and final (written) exam.

Electromagnetics (ELEC210)

Credits: 7.5 / Semester:

The objective of this module is to further enhance the students knowledge of electric field/magnetics field and use of Maxwells equations and their use in practical EM applications.

Electronic Circuits and Systems (ELEC271)

Credits: 15 / Semester:

The module concerns the understanding of how electronic amplifier circuits work and some basic ideas on how to design them. This requires an appreciation of linear small-signal equivalent circuits based on device physics and how to use them to assist the design process. Students will also learn how to break down complex circuits into simpler building blocks and how these blocks in turn, represented by linear equivalent circuits, can be combined to achieve the desired functionality. How negative feedback can be applied to produce high performance, stable circuits with high tolerance. The current state of the art is emphasised together with a historical perspective, noting some of the pioneers in the field.


Credits: 7.5 / Semester:

For students in EEE who have not studied at XJTLU only.Maxwell’s equations elegantly describe the physical laws governing such things as electrodynamics. Related problems may be posed in terms of vector calculus, or in terms of differential equations. In this module, we revise vector calculus and field theory in three dimensions, using Stokes’ theorem and Gauss’ theorem to solve explicit physical problems; we evaluate path, surface and volume integrals, and derive general electrodynamic laws. We also consider both the ordinary and partial differential equations arising from real world problems related to Maxwell’s equations, and solve them using Fourier series methods.

Instrumentation & Control (ELEC207)

Credits: 15 / Semester:

This module covers the design and operation of instrumentation devices as well as the design of continuous time control systems.

Signals and Systems (ELEC270)

Credits: 15 / Semester:

Introduces continuous and discrete signal operations and analysis, the frequency domain and spectral analysis, including Fourier Series and Fourier, Laplace and z Transforms. Introduces system quantification and analysis, including pole-zero plots, feedback, basic stability criteria and block diagrams.

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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What students say...

Our university provides a high standard of academic integrity training, supported by lecturers and professors with high academic achievements teaching approach. Graduate student from CSEE major.

Teng Dequn, BEng (Hons) Computer Science and Electronic Engineering