This MEng (Hons) degree programme provides added depth and breadth to the BEng (Hons) programme.
The first two years of this programme are identical to the BEng (Hons) in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering (HH66); giving you the flexibility to choose between programmes if you are uncertain which one is your first choice at present. In the fourth year you will also undertake a major group project in which you collectively assign responsibilities and management roles within the team.
Programme in detail
In your third and fourth years you will study a greater range of subjects including management of design and total quality management, important areas for the engineering leaders of the future, and you will have the opportunity to study more advanced topics such as computational intelligence, telecommunications, advanced system modelling and control, and multi-agent systems. The final year includes a 20-week individual project.
This MEng (Hons) programme is the best preparation for either graduate level employment in either the computer or the electronics industry, or a research degree in one of the many strong research groups in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics. It is also a quicker route to chartered engineer status.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
94 Year One undergraduates in 2016
90% of our graduates who are in employment six months after graduating, have a professional or managerial job (Unistats)
National Student Survey
• 90% of students agree staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2016)
• 90% of students are ‘satisfied’ with their programme (National Student Survey 2016)
Why this subject?
Equip yourself to take advantage of excellent career prospects
We work closely with top employers in the development of our programmes so that all of our undergraduate programmes will give you the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Emphasis is given to the basic principles of electrical/electronic engineering together with information technology, both software and hardware, and you will use industry standard tools, technologies and working methods ensuring you are industry ready.
Be prepared for the global workplace
The technology economy is truly global and transcends borders. We offer outstanding opportunities for our students to experience different systems, technologies and cultures through placements with the Study Abroad programme and take advantage of our international University partnerships, including studying at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.
Gain real hands-on experience
Often working closely with leading technology companies, you will work on individual and group projects throughout your studies. Our approach is to enable you to mature through the practical application of concepts and theory, always with awareness of their relevance to the real world. You will take projects from conception, through to design, implementation and operation and there are many opportunities to put your learning into practice through an optional year in industry.
Thrive within our friendly environment
Our supportive and friendly environment is reflected in our high overall student satisfaction rate (National Student Survey). Your personal development and employability skills are reinforced in the supportive small group environment of our fortnightly tutorial sessions.
Apply for generous scholarships
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) offers generous scholarships worth up to £1,000 per year. More details can be found at www.theiet.org/awards.
Benefit from our excellent facilities
You’ll study in our £2 million refurbished teaching laboratories and state-of-the-art facilities for robotics and digital systems.