School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Liverpool offers an exciting, theoretical and practical range of degree programmes which address all of the major subject areas underpinning the IT-based modern economy. Whether you want to know how computers, telephones and broadcast communications work, or work for a leading-edge technology company, our degrees will give you a head start.
Covering a range of subjects from mobile phones to electrical machines, Electrical Engineering and Electronics is at the forefront of technological development.
It is the prime force driving the advance of the knowledge based economy, meaning that graduates are in extremely high demand worldwide. All of our undergraduate programmes are designed to give students solid training in information technology, both software and hardware.
Emphasis is given to basic principles of electrical/electronic engineering as well as more specialised subject areas. Our MEng and BEng programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Design-and-make projects in Years One and Two give students hands-on experience in applying basic theory, solving problems and in getting things to work well. We actively encourage final year projects linked to industry and research.
We are housed in an award-winning building. The Sir Robin Saxby Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for digital systems.
All lecturers are actively engaged in research and most have international reputations. This ensures that students are given the most up-to-date and commercially-relevant education.
MEng and BEng programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). To qualify for Chartered Engineer status you need either an MEng degree or a BEng degree with a matching section of further learning. The MEng is an enhanced BEng programme, which means that you have an extra year to study advanced topics and undertake a group project based on the needs of industry.
If you have an interest in the design of electronic circuits and modern electronic devices then a specialisation in Electronics will interest you. Electrical machines and power generation and distribution are covered by a specialisation in Electrical Engineering. Or you may choose to study both subjects with a general degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics. We offer several degrees for those students with a particular interest in avionics, computer science, mechatronics or medical applications.
For those students who are not studying the appropriate A levels, we offer a four-year BEng programme with a Foundation Element and you can include a Year in Industry with most of our programmes.
Electrical Engineering with a Year in Industry BEng (Hons)
Electrical Engineers are in great demand throughout the world so the job prospects are excellent. Liverpool offers a wide range of subjects with Electrical Engineering to equip you with the skills you need in industry. I'm currently on a placement with a defence company and this is helping me to learn industry specific skills which will also help me in my final year project and in getting a job at the end of the course. The University provides a lot of help in securing a placement.